Seasons & Events

Adventures in Ordinary Time

When family stresses get to this frazzled mom, her kids help her see the mystery, drama, and meaning all around her. By Karen Muensterman


Advent & Christmas

This is a time of hope and anticipation. Enjoy these features devoted to this holy season!

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media



Celebrate Thanksgiving! Find Catholic Thanksgiving prayers, read stories on giving thanks, and send e-cards!

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media


Halloween and Its Christian Roots

What are the Christian roots behind Halloween?

Susan Hines-Brigger

St. Anthony Messenger


Is it OK to Celebrate Halloween?

Two of our friars remind us of the fun involved in Halloween.

Christopher Heffron

Ask a Franciscan


Celebrating Halloween and All Saints Day

Here are some ideas, and a recipe, on how to celebrate Halloween and All Saints Day.

Guest Author


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Friar Greg’s Take on Halloween

Ever wonder about how the Halloween holiday began? Greg Friedman, OFM, explains the Christian background to this popular secular observance.

Guest Author

Franciscan E-spirations