The Poor Clare Nuns of the Franciscan Monastery of Cincinnati sing, “The Blessing of St. Clare.”
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Seventeen Jubilarians celebrated their journeys as Franciscans at the majestic St. Monica-St. George church in Cincinnati.
Hospitality is not uniquely Franciscan, but it is particularly Franciscan. To guests of the Center, ignored by or invisible to much of society, it means validation. Br. David and Sr. Ann Marie are not psychologists or social workers or case managers. But they know that in the right place, at the right time, a kind word could save a life.
Fr. Cyprian Berens, OFM, touched many lives in his 95 years of life, 76 of those years as a Franciscan friar serving as far away as Rome.
There are a lot of all-stars in the room tonight. Some of them play basketball. But most are supporters, coaches or staff of Friars Club. Four are honorees, people so selfless they give us pause about our own attempts at altruism. All are here for a common cause, to raise funds that will ensure kids a safe and nurturing place to call their own.