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Pope Francis

Seasonal Reflection: Integrity of Creation

By Fr. Joseph Rozansky, OFM In honor of Earth Day, which was April 22, and in anticipation of the 35th anniversary of the naming of St. Francis as patron of ecology this fall, the director of the Order’s Office for Justice, Peace and integrity of Creation (JPIC) encourages...
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Friars Gather for Discussion and Support

Each year in early January, a group of friars who are relatively early in their ministerial lives gather together to support each other and discuss topics of interest and concern. This year’s meeting of SPUFY (Solemnly Professed Friars Under Five Years) took place Jan. 6 to...
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Seasonal Reflection: Faith, Knowledge and Service

By Br. Paul Santoro, OFM ) As educators and students around the country prepare for Catholic Schools Week, a friar with nearly 28 years of experience in Catholic education, writes about the ways Catholic schools strengthen faith, knowledge and service, and prepare students for...
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Dept. of Kindness: Breadline

By Ian Frazier On the first morning of the New Year, a few dozen people stood in a line on the sidewalk in front of the Church of St. Francis of Assisi, at 135 West Thirty-first Street. The sky was still dark. Nearby, in an entry to Penn Station, leftover New Year’s Eve...
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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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A New Vision

By Fr. John Anglin, OFM Ever since the election of Pope Francis last March, I have frequently been asked what I think of him. The answer is always something like “tremendous” or “amazing” or “wonderful.” I have also found myself almost daily...
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Homily of Pope Francis on the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

We hope you had a Blessed Feast of St. Francis! The following is a homily given by Pope Francis during the Oct. 4th Feast Day Mass at the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy. I give you thanks, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for you have hidden these things from the wise...
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Things That Help Me Discern, Part 3: Being Joyful

By Daniel Beckham The following is the final installment in a three-part series exploring the importance of “being” in discerning a vocation to religious life. In it, Daniel Beckham, who entered initial formation in late August, focuses on being joyful. Previous...
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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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HNP Friars Express Joy and Hope at Pope’s Election

Since he became pope, Francis has inspired feelings of hope and renewal throughout the world by his words and actions. This enthusiasm is shared by Holy Name Province friars and parishioners, who are delighted with his choice of name in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. “The...
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