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We Will See Him

Lent and Easter, Prayer

This Easter we too will gather, with our hopelessness and despair over our world’s tragedies. But if we will allow it, also with all our potential, we will become witnesses to the Resurrection.

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Solemn Novena to St. Anthony begins April 12

Prayer, Saint Anthony

The Solemn Novena to St. Anthony (our special yearly novena leading up to his feast day) will begin tomorrow, April 12, and conclude on June 7, six days before his feast day on June 13.

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Praying for peace

Missions, Prayer, Saint Francis

Every day during Lent, starting on Ash Wednesday, Jeff Scheeler, pastor of Church of the Transfiguration in Southfield, Mich., has posted a video on social media of someone praying the Peace Prayer of St. Francis, during a time when such prayer is sorely needed.

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St. Anthony Helps Family with Items During a Move

Prayer, Saint Anthony

I overheard my elementary-age girls praying fervently: “Please, St. Anthony! Help us find Eleanor!”

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A place of warmth and welcome

Missions

Everyone needs a place where they feel safe and secure, where they can experience community, acceptance and, most of all, God’s love.

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The Tradition of St. Anthony Bread

Newsletter, Prayer, Saint Anthony

Fr. John Bok, explains how a drowned child's restoration to life was the start of the tradition of St. Anthony Bread.

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St. Anthony's on the job

Prayer, Saint Anthony

The St. Anthony novena is a powerful tool and helped Nancy's niece.

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A life-changing phone call

Missions

When Maria Payne ended up homeless last fall after fleeing from the drug deals and violence running rampant in her apartment building, she felt hopeless and alone.

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Free Estate Planning Seminar

Estate Planning

Register for our free Estate Planning Seminar!

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The Super Bowl through the Eyes of a Cincinnati Friar

Newsletter

Fr. John Bok, OFM, expresses the excitement and civic pride that have accompanied the Bengals’ success in the playoffs this season.

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Can you help us get our bells ringing again?

Saint Anthony

A lightning strike on the feast of St. Francis damaged the bells of the St. Anthony Shrine.

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St. Anthony helps reunite Sr. Eileen & Moo Moo

Prayer, Saint Anthony

St. Anthony finds Sr. Eileen's foster kitten Moo Moo.

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Creative partnership helps Jamaican students

Missions

Through the generosity of Roger Bacon High School, more than 500 desks have been shipped to Jamaica for use in Catholic schools sponsored by our province.

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Allowing Christ's love to guide us in helping other this Lent

Lent and Easter

Lent begins March 2. We are called not only to abstain from luxuries during Lent, but to a true inner conversion of heart as we seek to follow Christ’s will more faithfully.

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Ordinary Time is Anything but Ordinary!

Newsletter

Ordinary Time focuses us on our call to follow Jesus and teaches us how to do that in a more faithful way. This is our most important responsibility in life as Christian people and there is nothing “ordinary” about it.

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Witnessing a St. Anthony Miracle

Prayer, Saint Anthony

A family's trust in the intercession of St. Anthony increases the faith of a hospital's spiritual care volunteer.

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Maximize Your Charitable Giving in 2022

Support the Friars

Consider these strategies to maximize the benefits of your charitable giving in 2022 – for your family and for your favorite charities.

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We are all brothers and sisters

Missions, Vocations

The Brothers Walking Together program give ministry opportunities to our friars in formation.

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A Christmas message from Fr. Mark Soehner

Advent and Christmas, Prayer

Fr. Mark shares a Christmas message in this video.

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O Holy Night

Advent and Christmas, Prayer, Senior Friars

Br. Gabriel Balassone, OFM, sings O Holy Night.

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St Anthony’s help guides Colleen to the hidden box.

Advent and Christmas, Prayer, Saint Anthony

After a big move, Colleen could not find her most cherished Christmas decorations. But after a pleas to St. Anthony, her troubles were over.

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Defiant joy!

Advent and Christmas, Missions

A friendly Christmas decoration competition between Mary, Gate of Heaven and Coco la Palm.

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Give peace of mind to your loved ones this year

Estate Planning

Having an estate plan and a plan for end-of-life decisions will provide peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Estate plans are not just for the wealthy and creating a smart end-of-life plan is not difficult.

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Six men to learn about and experience Franciscan life

Vocations

Fr. Frank Jasper recently visited the postulants in his role as Secretary of Initial Formation & Studies.

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Building a school vital to rural Jamaican children

Missions, Serving the poor

Support Fr. Colin KIng on Giving Tuesday to build a school for young children in rural Jamaica.

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St. Anthony intercedes for Jennifer

Prayer, Saint Anthony

Jennifer has many stories of help from St. Anthony's intercession but this one helped her co-worker in a dire situation.

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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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