My Vocation Story

By Stephen DeWitt, OFM I first got a glimpse of what it means to be Franciscan through my parents who have been members of the Secular Franciscan Order for almost 30 years. From them I learned who St. Francis was and began to know and love the ideals by which he lived his life....
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Utilizing My Talents for God’s Work

God has given each of us a unique set of talents. In this reflection, student friar Br. Michael Reyes, OFM, relates how he shares his artistic talents with children in a parish program. We’d love to hear from you! What are some of the talents that you have and how do you...
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Men Participating in Interprovincial Novitiate Gather on SBU Campus

By Rebecca Doel To prepare for the next year of their formation, postulants who will be participating in the 2011-2012 interprovincial novitiate in Burlington, Wis., gathered late last month on the campus of St. Bonaventure University in Alleghany, N.Y., for the summer session of...
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St. Bonaventure: Doctor of the Church

The feast of St. Bonaventure is celebrated on July 15. Below is a reflection on one of the most influential saints in Franciscan and Church history by Br. Ed Coughlin, OFM, of St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y.  We invite you to share your thoughts on St. Bonaventure...
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A Summer of Learning and Community

Holy Name’s four postulants are spending their first months in the Province at St. Bonaventure University in Allegany, N.Y., participating in the summer program of the Franciscan Institute and experiencing varied aspects of Franciscan life. John Aherne, Pedro Corces, Frank Souza...
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Postulants Off to a Great Start

Following a week of orientation at St. Paul Friary in Wilmington, Del., postulants Pedro Corces, Jeff Upshaw, John Aherne, and Frank Souza have begun their summer studies at St. Bonaventure University in western New York. Pedro is attending a course on the history of the...
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