News & Events

Jamaica and the Pandemic

Missions

"In prosperous times poverty is all too present.  In these times when thousands of employees have been furloughed, the suffering is enhanced."

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An Easter blessing

Lent and Easter

The Risen One continues to transform darkness into blessing and light for darkness is not dark for Jesus and the night is as clear as day.

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A wake-up call for humanity

Prayer

Paul Marcarelli, the actor known as “Test Man” in the Verizon commercials that ran for years, made iconic the phrase: “Can you hear me now?” Those words echo in my head as the world navigates its way through COVID-19. 

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Franciscan Joy: Trust in God; be not afraid

Lent and Easter

"The true meaning of Easter joy, which is found only when we are staring at the chaos in our lives and in the world and yet still can somehow trust that there is nothing, truly, to be afraid of.

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The Power of the Cross

Prayer

Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on the cross of Our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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God's work in times of crisis

Prayer

In this time of crisis, what is God trying to tell us? Fr. Cliff Hennings, OFM, reflects on our current situation in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Annunciation

Prayer

Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, reflects on the Annunciation and its timeless message.

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Online Mass services

Prayer

Although our churches are closed to public worship services because of the Coronavirus, we are still praying for you.  Many churches are open for personal prayer time or offering mass via live streaming.

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Know that we care

Prayer

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner's message of love and care during this time of uncertainty.

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St. Anthony found my ring

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Linda's ring had definitely disappeared until St. Anthony came into the picture.

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IRAs & the Secure Act of 2019

Estate Planning, Support the Friars

What is an IRA QCD? And what changes did the Secure Act of 2019 make to IRAs?

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Fr. Bruno Kremp, OFM (1937-2020)

Senior Friars

Fr. Bruno Kremp, OFM, had hundreds of brothers and sisters. Parishioners, members of the Kolping Society, police officers, and the friars in Cincinnati.

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St. Anthony story from one of our own

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Margot retells a personal story that happened in the finance office of the province.

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A very Franciscan dog

Saint Francis, Uncategorized

At Roger Bacon High School there's less stress, more joy, since Sisi came to school, a Therapy/Comfort dog.

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A Merry Christmas in the Capital of Casual

Missions

On Friday, December 20, 2019, clients of St. Anthony’s Kitchen in Negril, Jamaica, enjoyed the annual Christmas party.

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Fr. Roger Lopez featured in 'A Friar Life'

Events, Prayer

Some friars, like Fr. Roger Lopez, OFM, teach in high schools, forming the next generation of Catholic Christians. This "day in the life" video by Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, follows him as he balances life as an educator and priest, living in a prayerful community of Franciscans.

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St. Maximilian Kolbe featured in Lent booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

St. Maximilian Kolbe, OFM, Conv., volunteered to die so that a fellow Auschwitz prisoner could live. His words and his story are featured in this year's free Lent prayer booklet. Sign-up to receive your copy.

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St. Anthony answers first time plea

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"I was very excited because that was my first time to ask St. Anthony for help, and he responded very quickly!  That made a great impression on me!"

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Friars doing God's work in Jamaica

Missions, Serving the poor

Colleen Cushard, Co-Director of Friar Works, recently traveled to Jamaica to meet with Fr. Colin King, OFM, and learn about his Health Clinic initiative.

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St Anthony helps return miraculous medal

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Chris prayed to St. Anthony for months to find her favorite necklace, a Miraculous Medal from her twin sister. Read how St. Anthony came through.

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Fr. Casey Cole is back with a new book

Prayer

“After his very successful first book and nationwide tour Br. Casey, now Fr. Casey, is back! And he has written another book published by Franciscan Media!

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Everybody loves 'A Franciscan Christmas'

Advent and Christmas, Events

Recently Br. Chris Meyer, OFM, captured the reactions of the crowd at "A Franciscan Christmas" in video interviews with questions from Toni Cashnelli, Director of Communications.

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Advent series at St. Anthony Shrine

Advent and Christmas

You are invited to the St. Anthony Shrine every Wednesday in Advent for Longing for light, an Advent series with the Advent wreath.

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Advent, preparation for the birth of Christ

Advent and Christmas

Advent begins on December 1. How are you and your family preparing for the birth of Christ this year? We have free resources to make this your best Advent ever.

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St. Anthony answers Kim's prayers with clear image

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony's intercession resulted in a clear image of where Kim's lost rings could be found.

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A Franciscan Christmas 2019

Advent and Christmas, Events, Jesus

Christmas events at St. Francis Seraph Church at Liberty & Vine in Cincinnati

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He always puts others first

Senior Friars

Br. Louie Lamping doesn't know that he's remarkable. But everyone else does.

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Advent & Christmas with the Franciscans

Advent and Christmas, Events

Advent and Christmas with the Franciscans

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St. Therese featured in 2019 Advent booklet

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Enrich your prayer life this Advent by starting your day with a simple reflection from St. Thérèse of Lisieux, “The Little Flower.”

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St. Anthony helps Anna Marie more profoundly than expected

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Upon the death of her beloved dog, St. Anthony helped Anna Marie find her ring, her faith, and kindness.

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