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St. Clare of Assisi

Formation Update: ‘The Habit Doesn’t Make the Franciscan’

By Br. Abraham Joseph, OFM The novices at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate of the United States OFM provinces are roughly halfway through their yearlong stay in Burlington, Wis. In the reflection below, Holy Name Province’s student friar, originally from Haiti, writes...
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Guidelines for Discerning Your Vocation

By Fr. Dan Lackie, OFM How do I know what God is calling me to do with my life? Here are some suggestions for discerning God’s call and becoming the person God created you to be. God’s call to a particular path or lifestyle — look simple. Yet our faith conviction challenges...
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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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St. Clare of Assisi — 800 Years (Part 2)

The following is a continuation of a reflection entitled “St. Clare of Assisi — 800 Years” by Fr. Russell Becker, OFM. Click here to read Part 1. Passion of the Lord Clare, like Francis, had a deep love for the Christ who suffered and died for our sake. Blessed John...
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St. Clare of Assisi — 800 Years (Part 1)

The following is the first installment of a reflection entitled “St. Clare of Assisi — 800 Years” by Fr. Russell Becker, OFM. On August 11, Franciscans everywhere celebrate the feast of St. Clare of Assisi. She was born of a wealthy family on July 16, 1194, in Assisi...
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Clare of Assisi: “Sister Light” of Francis

Happy Feast of St. Clare (Aug. 11)! Below Sr. Liliane Alam, FMM, shares her thoughts on this remarkable woman and her contributions to the Franciscan Order. The life of Clare speaks about light, poverty, simplicity, contemplation and radiation. Who is Clare for us? Clare of...
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