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In Honor of the Saints

The saints are our guides to God, friends on our faith journey, and constant companions. No wonder they're so popular! By Jack Wintz, OFM

Jack Wintz, OFM

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A Christmas Message from the Franciscan Friars

The Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province wish you a blessed Christmas!

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Advent & Christmas

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

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media

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The True Spirit of Christmas

If you take Christmas to heart and get past the anxieties in arranging for gifts and parties, you will experience a birth in yourself. By Thomas Moore

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A Journey through Advent with Kelly Wahlquist

The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are usually a whirlwind, but this holy season demands that be still and wait for the birth of Christ.

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media

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Thanksgiving

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

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media

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The Spirituality of Thanksgiving

Discover the spirituality of Thanksgiving with these Father Greg Friedman, OFM, and Father Leo Patalinghug!

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media

Pope Francis walks with Argentine Rabbi Abraham Skorka, left, and Omar Abboud, a Muslim leader from Argentina, as he leaves after praying at the Western Wall in Jerusalem in this May 26, 2014, file photo. In his official proclamation of the Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis called for "fervent dialogue" between Christians, Muslims and Jews. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See VATICAN-LETTER-INTERRELIGIOUS Nov. 19, 2015.

Interreligious Dialogue: A Movement in Motion

“Dialogue is born from an attitude of respect for the other person," Pope Francis says. Discourse among Christians, Jews, and Muslims have come a long way, but there's much more work to be done.

Christopher Heffron

Franciscan Media

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Catholic Saints of Advent

The feasts of many Roman Catholic saints are celebrated during Advent. Here are the biographies and feast days of some well-known Advent saints.

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Saint Francis and the Crib

Saint Francis famously recreated the manger scene in anticipation for Christmas.

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