A simple plaque on a wall in John and Colleen Gerke’s St. Bernard home proclaims a deeply meaningful message. It reads in part: “This is a Franciscan House. That means you are welcome here. In the spirit and love of St. Francis of Assisi and Jesus of Nazareth, we welcome you.”
God tends to put us in the places where He needs us to do His work, and that’s exactly what happened when Fr. Charlie Smiech was traveling last month.
Br. Al Mascia, OFM, reviews his premiere performance of, “More Love that Skill: a Saint and His Fiddle.”
Fr. Moghal Peter, OFM, the Custos of the Custody of St. John the Baptist in Pakistan sends his Easter greetings to our province.
This Easter we too will gather, with our hopelessness and despair over our world’s tragedies. But if we will allow it, also with all our potential, we will become witnesses to the Resurrection.