Fr. Carl Hawver, OFM, is remembered by family, friends, and friars at his funeral in Cincinnati.
The desire to enter into relationship with others and bring them joy are Br. Tim Sucher’s inspirations for A Franciscan Christmas, the annual display of his collection of Nativity scenes and Christmas decorations.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around SJB Province from bright lights at a parish to the friars’ own favorite decorations that hold special meaning for them.
In late September, friars planted a permanent cross for a young migrant named Andres who died of dehydration while trying to cross the desert to the United States.
As she prepared to retire from her role as executive director of St. Francis Seraph Ministries (SFSM) at the end of the year, Chris Schuermann said, “I feel blessed to be able to end my career with the Franciscans. It’s been a wonderful life experience.”