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Fr. Richard on local TV

Saint Francis, Vocations

Fr. Richard on local 12 TV talks about the importance of social media with anchor Rob Braun. Religious Orders using social media to attract new candidates. Religious vocations throughout the United States have been increasing in the last few years. Recently, Vocations Director Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM,  was interviewed…

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Our future friars need your support

Vocations

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner with Br. John “YOU ARE A PRIEST FOREVER ACCORDING TO THE ORDER OF MELCHIZEDEK.” –Hebrews 7:17 Men on the road to priesthood or brotherhood embrace the unknown as they enter Franciscan formation. They leave the comfort and security of the lives they’ve always known to…

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

Thanks for praying the Novena to St. Clare with us. We have provided additional resources about St. Clare we thought you might enjoy. Happy Feast of St. Clare! The Blessing of St. Clare May Almighty God bless you May God look upon you with eyes of…

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Fr. John Joseph praises God for St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony, Senior Friars

On May 10th of this year (2018), as I was preparing to leave for a Secular Franciscan Meeting in Uniontown, Pa., I noticed that my wrist watch was not on its familiar place, my wrist. The Velcro on the band was losing its grip, but not enough for the…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 9

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together.  Pray for those who are dying and those grieving the loss of a loved one. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 8

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together. Pray that we will trust in God’s voice and promises even when it is not convenient for us. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 7

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray the St. Clare Novena together.  Today we pray for Pope Francis and all our spiritual leaders. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at your…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 6

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray The St. Clare Novena together.  Let us pray for all those suffering with mental illness and their families. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 5

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Today we pray for our youth to be safe, loved and to know God. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at your own pace.

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St. Clare Novena - Day 4

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Please pray that God’s light shines within each of us and we radiate that light to others. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 3

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Today we pray for all those suffering from broken relationships and family struggles. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati.  Or read the prayer below the video at your own pace. You…

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St. Clare Novena - Day 2

Prayer, Saint Clare

Let us pray.  Please pray for the poor, forgotten, desperate and lonely around the world and in our neighborhoods. Click on the video below to follow along with Sr. Vickie Griner, OSC, of the Franciscan Monastery of St. Clare in Cincinnati. Or read the prayer below the video at your…

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St. Clare Novena - Day One

Prayer, Saint Clare

Novena to St. Clare - Day 1

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Br. Casey Cole visits Cincinnati

Vocations

Called Mission Tour Br. Casey Cole, OFM, is on a 9,000-mile road trip. At mile marker 6641, he arrived in Cincinnati to visit Franciscan Media, The St. Anthony Center, St. Francis Seraph Ministries, and St. Monica-St. George Church & Newman Center. This summer odyssey…

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Novena to St. Clare of Assisi

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare of Assisi St. Clare was one of Francis’ first followers and founded the Second Order of Franciscans, known today as the Poor Clares. In honor of St. Clare, we invite you to pray an online novena, August 2 – 10, culminating on her feast day, August 11.

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St. Anthony grants mother's unusual request.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Thank you St. Anthony for all you do for my family.

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Medical Clinic Initiative in Jamaica!

Missions, Saint Anthony, Serving the poor

New Medical Clinic Initiative in Jamaica!

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Leave a legacy of charity to the Franciscans with the stroke of a pen.

Estate Planning

Leave a legacy of charity to the Franciscans with the stroke of a pen.

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Jubilarians 2018

Senior Friars

Jubilarians 2018

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Friars chart a new course

Prayer

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner address the friars at Chapter. Today, there are seven Franciscan provinces in the United States. On May 30, 2018, the friars of six of those provinces voted to support the formation of one new organization. It will comprise the almost 1,000 friars belonging to the…

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Missing a prayer card on a very important day

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Prayer to Jesus thru the intercession of St. Anthony I misplaced a favorite, effective Holy Spirit prayer card. I looked everywhere it might be located and did not find it. I prayed to Jesus thru the intercession of St. Anthony of Padua to reveal where it was located. I realized…

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St. Anthony helps mom build children's faith

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony helps build the faith of Elizabeth's children.

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New member of Duns Scotus friary

Pet Blessing

Say hello to Kody, the newest "friar"

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125 years and still going strong

Saint Anthony

Few magazines are blessed to complete 125 years of publication. Thanks to you, our loyal readers, we will begin our 126th year next month. A short look back at our changing Church, government, society, and culture seems in order.

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A lifetime of faith and service

Estate Planning, Support the Friars

Six Decades of Love, Family and Community Lead Couple to Create Legacy Continuing Lifetime of Faith and Service

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Fun and Fraternity

Events

Friars march in the Reds Day Parade.

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Novena to St. Anthony of Padua

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Pray with us The National Shrine of St. Anthony celebrates the Novena to St. Anthony every Tuesday at 2:30 pm and at the 7:00 pm evening Mass. We would love to celebrate with you but if you can’t make it to the Shrine, you can participate in the novena…

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St. Anthony sighting

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Unbelievable miracle of St. Anthony I always thought of St. Anthony as the boring Saint. After all, all he is known for is finding lost things, compared to more exciting saints that were martyred or performed amazing miracles. Well, after finding a novena to this saint I decided to…

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Gifts that pay you

Support the Friars

Consider a Charitable Gift Annuity with the Franciscans.

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A blessing beyond measure

Missions, Support the Friars

Thank you from Raymond and Marie Rose Sometimes it’s hard to imagine how financial contributions actually impact the lives of those less fortunate. Donations are sent off with thoughts, prayers, and knowledge that others are being helped, but it’s not always possible to grasp the extent to which generosity…

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