About Us

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About Us

Since 1893, Franciscan Media has sought to inform and inspire Catholics and others across the country, and now, the world. For many years our principal communication was St. Anthony Messenger, the number one national Catholic family magazine. Though this publication has kept pace with the times over the years in content and appearance, we have expanded our efforts in both form and outreach.

Since the 1970s, the Cincinnati Franciscans expanded their media ministry to include parish handouts and books, then later audio recordings, and video production. In more recent years, we have built a booming internet and social media presence. We reach literally millions of people each year, across the globe with the liberating message of Jesus Christ—in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscans.

Recent decades have seen a convergence of all of media. From Franciscan Media you’ll see resources in print, audio, video, web, social media and all the rest of the growing digital world. It’s part of our mission, to spread the Good News of Jesus to all corners of the earth.

Franciscan Media is a Catholic media house in North America. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, it is a not-for-profit ministry of the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province in the Order of Friars Minor. FranciscanMedia.org has ecclesiastical approval from the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and from the Franciscan Province which sponsors our ministry.