painting of dying friar and friends

Painting of the Transitus by Chilean painter Pedro Subercaseaux Erraězuriz, OSB (1911-1920s). Public domain

The Transitus, or crossing, refers to “the time of passage through death to life”

Please join the Franciscan friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist on the vigil of the Feast of St. Francis, as we commemorate the death of our beloved Saint. In an evening of joy, story and song we will celebrate the life and enduring influence of our beloved patron, St. Francis of Assisi.

You can join the friars in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area at the St. Anthony Shrine.  The friars in the Detroit, Michigan, are celebrate with the Felician Sisters of North America in Livonia, Michigan

St. Anthony Shrine
5000 Colerain Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
Monday, October 3, at 7:00 p.m.(EDT), reception after the service.

The Felician Sisters of North America

36800 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, Michigan 48150
Monday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. (EDT)

St. Francis of Assisi Church
631 State St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
Season of Creation Vespers and St. Francis Transitus Service
Monday, October 3, 6:00 p.m. (EDT)