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...

The dream of the kingdom

God continues to dream the dream of the kingdom. As pilgrim brothers on this journey, we listen to the voices of people in need, on the edges of society, the...

An emotional experience

As he reflected on the occasion of professing first vows, William Compton said, “I was very excited and experienced a lot of emotions.”

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Novices profess first vows

Fr. Frank Jasper flew from Cincinnati to the sunny blue skies of Santa Barbara, Ca., for the profession of vows of Domingo Martinez, William Compton, and Matthew Tran.

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FAA celebrates at joyful reunion

The first in-person reunion of the Franciscan Alumni Association (FAA) since 2019 was especially meaningful for those who gathered in San Antonio June 23-26, said Henry Beck, board member and...

Making the livin’ easy

Just hearing the first notes of the song, “Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” from the familiar 1935 opera, “Porgy and Bess,” causes me to want to slow down. It’s...

Fall retreats at SFRH

St. Francis Retreat House in Easton, Pa., is looking forward to two presenters coming to offer weekend retreats in September.

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