Seasons & Events

Adventures in Ordinary Time

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