Was Francis a madman?

Was Francis a madman? To many, it would appear so. After all, he was a rich man who chose to beg and live outside the city walls. To people of...

St. Francis and the road to renewal

Francis began to encounter the living Christ after much suffering. While a rich merchant’s son, and with everything going his own way, he might have never met Christ.

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Instruments of healing and peace

As the feast of St. Francis approaches, we asked the friars how the beloved saint continues to inspire them to be instruments of healing and peace in their ministries, through...

Join us for Transitus

Celebrate St. Francis' "passage through death to life" with the Franciscans in Cincinnati, Oh. or Livonia, Mich.

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Join us for the Feast of St. Francis

Celebrate the Feast of St. Francis with us. Join us in activities such as: an online novena prayer, pet blessings, masses, parish festival, Transitus, weekend retreat, and more!

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Twenty-five years of faithful service

The Daughters of Divine Love (DDL) arrived in Jamaica from Nigeria on Feb. 6, 1997. Archbishop Charles Dufour, then Bishop of the Diocese of Montego Bay, welcomed Sisters Victoria Oleka,...

A season of newness

As we move past Labor Day, now fully into September, we begin to feel a bit of shifting in the weather. The humidity is improving. The “autumn rains are covering...

An experience of God’s grace

David O’Brien, OFS, has described being hired as Chief Financial Officer for the Province of St. the Baptist in 2007 as “an experience of God’s grace.” The same could...

SMA: One year after Hurricane Ida

Aug. 29 marked one year since Hurricane Ida made landfall in the city of New Orleans. The friars and parishioners are grateful for the support received during these difficult times....

A trip to Eastern Kentucky

The destruction and loss caused by heavy rains and flooding in many Eastern Kentucky counties in late July was still very much evident driving along KY Route 15 between Jackson...

Friar’s poems set to music

The poem, Mass for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, by Fr. Murray Bodo and set to music by composer Michael Chertock will be performed on Saturday, Sept. 17...

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