people praying

Pilgrims pray at the National Shrine of St. Anthony of Padua in Cincinnati.

In case you missed it, a recording of the virtual Feast of St. Anthony celebration at the Shrine in Cincinnati is posted on our province YouTube page at: We Are Franciscans. Friars Al Mascia and Phil Robinette joined forces to livestream the Masses, Novena prayers and Benediction. Thanks to Phil and to Lindsey Archdeacon for providing the photos featured on our province Flickr page.

photo of food bags

In expansive photo-essay, the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Liz Dufour showed readers the scope of assistance provided to the homeless by organizations housed under one roof at St. Anthony Center in Over-the-Rhine. View the story here.


Fr. Jeremy Harrington, OFM

Fr. Jeremy Harrington makes a cameo appearance in this Welcome Video for the upcoming General Chapter, July 3-18 in Rome.

A reminder that news and information will be posted on the Chapter website at and on the Order’s Facebook page at:

Provincial Minister Mark Soehner will represent St. John the Baptist Province at the Chapter.