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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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Saving a shrine with work, prayers and the grace of God

Missions

Fr. Alex Kratz has invested work and prayer into the restoration of the Shrine of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Pontiac, Michigan.

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NBC Left Field features our Fr. Richard Goodin

Vocations

Fr. Richard Goodin, OFM Fr. Richard Goodin, Director of Vocations, is one of two young religious featured in “More Young Christians Heed Call to Become Priests And Nuns”, a video produced by NBC Left Field. According to Reporter Katie Engelhart’s encouraging assessment, “The number of millennials joining religious…

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Holy Week and the Sacred Triduum schedule at the St. Anthony Shrine

Lent and Easter

Triduum at the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua Passion (Palm) Sunday – March 25th 10:00 AM – Blessing of Palm & Procession/Mass Holy Week Monday – March 26th 7:30 AM – Mass Holy Week Tuesday – March…

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Reds Opening Day Parade is April 2

Events, Saint Francis

The friars are thrilled to again be participating in the 99th Cincinnati Reds Opening Day Parade starting at noon at Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.

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St. Anthony helped relieve Margot's frustration

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Margot remembers to call on St. Anthony for help.

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A glimpse of life in poverty

Missions, Serving the poor

Fr. Cliff Hennings and UC students get a glimpse of in poverty.

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Lenten practices in Berkley, Michigan

Lent and Easter, Missions

“Lent is like a laboratory for us,” says Br. Al Mascia. Parents as pupils Twice a month when Sunday Mass ends, about 60 people follow Br. Al Mascia across the street from Our Lady of La Salette Church in Berkley, Mich., for even more worship. In an era when…

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Hispanic Lenten practices

Lent and Easter

According to a survey of ethnic groups in America, “Hispanics are most likely to embrace the idea of sacrifice or giving something up” for Lent, says Christianity Today. Fr. Luis Aponte-Merced, raised in Puerto Rico, can relate.

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Lenten practices in Africa

Lent and Easter, Missions

Last year Br. Tim Lamb asked young African friars in Nairobi, Kenya, what they wanted to do for Lent.

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Lenten practices in Jamaica

Lent and Easter, Missions

Pastor Jim Bok at Mary, Gate of Heaven in Jamaica Mending society Since just 4% of Jamaicans are Catholic, “I am always baffled by the fact that Ash Wednesday is a national holiday,” says Pastor Jim Bok of Mary, Gate of Heaven Parish in Negril. But beyond the trek…

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Navajo Lenten practices

Lent and Easter, Missions

“I have an idea that a Catholic Navajo thinks, ‘Catholics have their way, we have our way, and they are both good," says Fr. Blane Grein, OFM

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Lenten practices in high school

Lent and Easter, Missions

This year, students in Theology classes at Roger Bacon will have a hard time escaping their Lenten resolutions. They’re as close as the screen on their iPad.

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