A grand time was had by all, including the many friars in attendance, at Roger Bacon High School’s 34th annual Evening for Excellence on April 30.
With a blessing and a sprinkle of holy water, Fr. Francis Tebbe introduced the pet therapy program at Franciscan Health in Munster, Ind., in February of 2019.
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.
The Friars Club is partnering with the Cincinnati Zoo throughout April to collect old cell phones with the goal of winning $5,000.
What started as a friar’s personal prayer intention for Lent became an opportunity for others in his parish and beyond to join in praying for peace throughout this holy season.