News & Events

A Blessed and Holy Advent Season

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Resources to help you look inward and reflect on the gift of Jesus.

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Brothers Walking Together offers blessings and challenges

Missions, Vocations

Phil McCarter and Brian Menezes of St. John the Baptist Province are among nine men participating in Brothers Walking Together, the new interprovincial post-novitiate experience coordinated by the US-6 provinces.

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St. Francis events and celebrations earlier this month

Pet Blessing, Prayer, Saint Francis

A recap of the events surrounding the Feast of St. Francis.

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Valerie never doubts St. Anthony's intercession

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Never, never doubt St. Anthony’s great love and power. Thank you St. Anthony with all my heart.

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A letter from our Provincial on the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Fr. Mark Soehner reminds us of the real St. Francis in this message in honor of our founder's feast day.

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Join us for Transitus

Prayer, Saint Francis

Celebrate St. Francis' "passage through death to life" with the Franciscans in person or via livestreaming.

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Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Information about the services including pet blessings around the Province of St. John the Baptist.

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St. Anthony saves family vacation

Prayer, Saint Anthony

A family's vacation was almost ruined due to a lost cell phone.

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IRA Gifts: A Tax-Wise Way to Support the Franciscans

Estate Planning

There are many benefits of making IRA gifts to the Franciscans.

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A faithful presence in New Orleans

Missions

As Hurricane Ida approached New Orleans the weekend of Aug. 28-29, the friars at St. Mary of the Angels Parish were “waiting, watching and praying,” said Fr. Joe Hund, pastor.

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Solemn Novena to St. Francis

Prayer, Saint Francis

Pray the Solemn Novena to St. Francis with daily email prayers and videos. The Novena begins Saturday, September 25.

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Hurricane Ida Relief Fund

Missions, Prayer

Please support the friars at St. Mary of the Angels Church in New Orleans as they help the victims of Hurricane Ida.

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St. Anthony ends search for prescription

Prayer, Saint Anthony

With what I believe to be a spiritual strengthening from St. Anthony, I went into a box that was sitting on the floor covered by a small blanket.

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St. Clare Novena prayers answered

Prayer, Saint Clare

The intercession of St. Clare is powerful. Many people received answers to their prayers during our Novena to St. Clare.

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Summer of service and hope

Vocations

This past summer, three temporary professed friars from the Province of St. John the Baptist left St. Joseph Interprovincial Friary in Chicago for three very different ministerial assignments.

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Who knew? August is National Make-a-Will Month

Estate Planning

If you need a will, don’t let another summer go by without putting a plan in place.

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Happy Feast of St. Clare

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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Hats off to St. Anthony for his help!

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony and God are amazing! I have an amazing story to share. My sister-in-law lost her hat while swimming in the lake today. By the time she knew it was gone it was nowhere to be seen. We looked and searched about 20 minutes. While looking I said…

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Light of Assisi

Saint Clare, Saint Francis

Meet St. Clare of Assisi! This straightforward biography by Margaret Carney tells the story of this medieval woman from her birth to her death and canonization.

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"Covid can't stop the power of the Holy Spirit"

Missions

Over the years, you have been a crucial part in the success of our Jamaican missions, partnering with us to feed the hungry, educate impoverished children, bring the Sacraments and religious education to people in rural areas, and so much more

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St. Clare Novena

Prayer, Saint Clare

Pray the Solemn Novena to St. Clare of Assisi with us! Sign up to receive the novena prayers in your email inbox beginning August 2 through August 10, culminating in St. Clare's Feast Day August 11.

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Donor-Advised Funds grow in popularity. Find out why.

Estate Planning

Donor-Advised Funds, also known as DAFs, have emerged as a popular tool for charitable giving. We've listed six advantages of using donor-advised funds to conduct your philanthropy.

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Proclaiming the Good News in Jamaica

Missions

When Father Jim Bok, OFM, told his provincial he was volunteering to serve as a missionary in Jamaica, his superior was surprised and responded, “You’re kidding!”

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St. Anthony helps a pregnant woman and her unborn baby

Prayer, Saint Anthony

N.C. and her unborn baby were in danger so she prayed for the intercession of St. Anthony.

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Summer ministry for temporary professed friars

Missions, Vocations

This summer, our temporary professed friars will leave St. Joseph Interprovincial Friary in Chicago for their far-flung ministerial assignments.

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Honoring St. Anthony

Saint Anthony

Co-Director Colleen Cushard asked our friars to reflect on St. Anthony in honor of his Feast Day.

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Friars share their post-pandemic hopes

Prayer

We asked our friars to answer the question, “What is one thing I’d like to do when the pandemic fades?” Here are their responses.

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St. Anthony helps during a trying time

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Elizabeth and her family were devastated when her daughter became seriously ill during their vacation in London. Then their younger daughter lost all her money and identification.

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Four Good Reasons to Donate Stock to Charity

Estate Planning

Giving appreciated stock you have held for more than a year is better than giving cash. If you own stocks that have appreciated since you purchased them, consider these reasons for giving stock to your favorite charity instead of cash.

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Does Your Estate Plan Measure Up?

Estate Planning

Estate planning is not only for the wealthy. Everyone can benefit from an estate plan that ensures your affairs will be cared for should you become incapacitated during life.

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