Order of Friars Minor

Franciscans and the Christmas Message

In his Christmas reflection, Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, General Minister of the world-wide Order of Friars Minor, shares his thoughts on Christ’s birth and calls Franciscans — and all people — to model their lives and ministries ever more closely to the examples set by St....
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Formation Update: Receiving the Habit

By Br. Abraham Joseph, OFM The novices at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate of the United States OFM provinces received their habits during the rite of investiture ceremony celebrated last month. In the reflection below, Holy Name Province’s student friar Br. Abraham...
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Tying the Knot(s)

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM Today our brothers Edgardo Jara, Ramon Razon, Dennis Bennett, and Casey Cole make their first profession of vows at the Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington, Wis. We celebrate this major milestone with them, and we hold them in prayer as they continue...
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Vocations Are the Fruits of Prayer

“Vocations are born in prayer and from prayer; and only through prayer can they persevere and bear fruit.” – Pope Francis As we enter the Marian month, call on Mary — who never failed to hear and respond to God’s call — to help you as determine the path of...
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Why “Francis?”

As a “Jesuit with a Franciscan heart,” the pope shares why he chose the name Francis in honor of the great saint from Assisi. “For me, he is the man of poverty, the man of peace, the man who loves and safeguards creation. In this moment when our relationship...
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