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Visiting St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Thank you for giving me a place to visit that didn't require crossing the ocean!

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St. Anthony, the Miracle Worker

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Healing from polio through the intercession of St. Anthony.

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A Bok Spot - Assisting with Virtual Learning

Missions

In our little part of the world, the Franciscans are providing internet access and devices to students thanks to our benefactors.

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Our Journey through Lent video series

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Enhance your Lenten journey with video reflections and prayers from our friars.

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20th Century Saints focus of Lent prayer booklet

Lent and Easter, Prayer

Sign-up to receive our free Lenten Video Series and Daily Prayer Booklet.

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A blessing for the New Year

Prayer

May the grace of God continue to flow and grow in your soul and show more than you already know of his love for you.

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St. Anthony tries to help more than once

Saint Anthony

I stared down at her in shock, disbelief, and joy. Here was the perfect spot for the expression, “I couldn’t believe my eyes!”

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Merry Christmas and Thank You

Advent and Christmas

Fr. John Bok's video message of thanks.

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Fr. Mark Soehner, OFM, sends message of hope this Advent

Advent and Christmas, Missions

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner, OFM, shares a light this Advent Season in this video produced by Franciscan Media.

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Father Colin shares how Bok Spots are helping kids learn.

Missions

In this video, Fr. Colin King, OFM, introduces us to "Bok Spots" named in honor of Fr. Jim Bok and his over 10 years of service to the people of Jamaica which includes many programs to aid students seeking an education.

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Should you still make IRA gifts in 2020?

Estate Planning

Should you still make an IRA gift to charity at year-end if you are not taking your RMD?

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St. Anthony helps with more than finding items

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony helps in many ways, not just to find lost objects.

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Two friars take Solemn Vows

Vocations

On Saturday, December 5, Brothers Eric Seguin and John Boissy made their Solemn Profession.

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Waiting in Joyful Hope

Advent and Christmas

This year, Advent begins on November 29. This season of Advent gives us life and hope for the future. It is a hope forged in waiting, personal reflection, and spiritual preparation. We are invited to look inward and reflect on ourselves and on the gift of Jesus.

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St. Anthony Helps during Darkest Times

Prayer, Saint Anthony, Uncategorized

The writers of this St. Anthony story have had a very difficult year, but St. Anthony hasn't let them down.

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St. Francis Retreat House Survey

Events

The St. Francis Retreat House wants to serve you. Help them decide the future programs of their retreat ministry.

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Prayer for the Coronavirus Pandemic

Prayer, Saint Anthony

The friars have written a prayer specifically for the Coronavirus Pandemic. Please join us in praying this everyday for protection and healing from this disease.

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St Anthony helps find a very important key

Prayer, Saint Anthony

"Dear St. Anthony, please help us find the tabernacle key, for if not, it could mean serious problems for us, for our vocations." Find out what happened in this story by Peter.

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It ain't going to work

Missions

Students in Jamaica need computers and access to the internet to participate in school this Fall since meeting face-to-face is impossible because of Covid-19.

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OLO Guadalupe featured in Advent prayer book

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Sign-up to receive our bi-lingual pocket booklet, Advent with Our Lady of Guadalupe and spend the season praying with the Franciscans.

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Safely celebrating the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

The Feast of St. Francis is October 4. Join the friars in celebrating their founder.

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Celebrating 20 years of service in Jamaica!

Missions

We thank God for the gift of being able to serve in Jamaica for 20 years. Your support has made it all possible.

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St. Anthony intercedes while Kevin goes fishing.

Prayer, Saint Anthony

This is a story of how Saint Anthony came through with a lost object once again. My family is scattered brain so we are always calling on Poor Saint Anthony to find our cell phone, wallet, and keys. This last time was truly a miracle.

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Common estate planning mistakes you should know

Estate Planning

While there are unique aspects to every estate plan, most estate planning mistakes fall into these seven well-known categories.

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The blessings of giving back to the Jamaican people.

Missions

Richard and Rhonda Ramey work to alleviate the poverty, high unemployment, and other issues facing the Jamaican people.

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

Prayer, Saint Clare

St. Clare of Assisi was not simply a follower of Francis, she was a formidable, resolute, devout and loving saint whose life centered on this essence of human identity.

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August is National Make-A-Will Month. Who knew?

Estate Planning

It’s a fact approximately half of Americans do not have wills. Many people think they don’t need an estate plan.

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Seeing St. Anthony

Prayer, Saint Anthony

He was hesitant to believe me so I yelled out loud, “St. Anthony please help us find the glasses we have lost. I believe in you and love you.”

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Celebrating quietly, joyfully

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

On June 24, 2020, the Poor Clares Cincinnati celebrated their 30th anniversary.

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Teaching the Soul to Speak

Prayer, Saint Clare, Saint Francis

The latest book by Fr. Murray Bodo, OFM.

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