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Holy Name Province

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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Another Way to Discern Your Vocation: Consider Being a Franciscan Volunteer!

By Fr. Mike Duffy, OFM The process of discernment is never a “one size fits all” process of considering God’s call. Prayer, reflection, having a good spiritual director, and talking over questions and concerns with the Vocation Director are all important. But some young people...
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A Life Ordained by God

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM At the beginning of Postulancy I had the privilege of attending a solemn profession of two of our brothers within the first week. In my post at the time, I mentioned that it was a great experience to have before starting because it offered a clear picture...
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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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Really, Would You Do It With Me?

By Br. Casey Cole, OFM During a trip to Greenville, S.C., last month, Br. Casey Cole, OFM, spoke to parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Church during several weekend Masses. Describing God’s constant and supportive presence in our lives, he shared a bit of his own...
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Journey to Franciscan Life: Fr. Hugh Macsherry, OFM

Growing up in a strong and active Catholic family in Baltimore, Md., Fr. Hugh Macsherry, OFM always felt strong ties to the Church. His parents introduced him to the Church from the very beginning. They also introduced him to their friends, many of whom were priests or nuns, who...
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An Attitude of Gratitude

In a recent posting on his blog, The Wandering Friar, Fr. John Anglin, OFM, reminds us to be aware of and grateful for the many blessings God has given us in our lives. That is, we need to become like the one leper out of the ten cured by Jesus in the gospel story who expressed...
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Franciscan Influences: Unspoken Wisdom

By Linda DiPietro This essay is part of a series in which lay people describe the impact that the friars have had on them. Below, a former staff member of the Catholic Center at the University of Georgia describes the lessons she learned from the friars’ actions and how their...
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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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