WHO WE ARE

Living and proclaiming the Gospel is our goal. We do so as brothers to each other and to the world, living with and for the poor, promoting justice, peace and the care of creation, working with all women and men of good will and inviting them to share our Franciscan spirit. Facing our future with hope, we echo Francis of Assisi who said, “Let us begin again.”

Become a Friar

Vocation Director Br. Tim Lamb, OFM can help answer your questions about the Franciscan way of life. Join us today!

Justice & Peace

We work to bring about justice and peace, to end violence and war, poverty and oppression, and the destruction of our planet. Please join us on our journey.

 

 

Who We Are

We serve the Catholic Church as brothers and priests, devoting our lives to the search for God in a communal life of poverty, prayer, and service to others.

Tree planting rooted in his love for creation.

 

For Fr. Kenan Freson, who planted most of the trees you see around St. Anthony Shrine, every day is Earth Day. And Arbor Day as well. In honor of those upcoming observances (Earth Day April 22, Arbor Day the 27th), we asked Kenan how his love of nature mushroomed into a one-man mission to reshape the landscape at the Shrine by planting trees. His responses are recorded in this short video.

NEWS & BLOGS

Renewal among the ashes

BY FR. MARK SOEHNER, OFM

When I first heard about the massive fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday afternoon, there was stunned silence, then tears. It was really tragic, even catastrophic, to see this beautiful Gothic work of art being consumed by flames as the world watched helplessly.

'A sign of belonging'

Fr. Bill Farris, OFM

In wearing the habit I’ve always felt the call to be true to its meaning, to live as brothers, and to seek an inward conversion that we outwardly signal by wearing the habit.”

Season over, it's time to play

Br. Scott Obrecht, OFM

It takes stamina to get through the winter basketball season, the longest scheduled league at Friars Club in Cincinnati. This year’s season, November into March, saw 240 boys and girls in Grades 2 through 8 honing their skills.

 

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