October 2021

Dear Reader: Hope after Darkness

Father Michael Joseph (M.J.) Groark, OFM Cap, could have very well been one of the statistics. However, with the help of faith and the Capuchin Franciscans, Father M.J. faced his addiction and eventually found his way to the priesthood.
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Father M.J. Groark: A Friar for Broken People

As the nation battles an opioid crisis, Father M.J. Groark shares his story in hopes of showing others a path to recovery and redemption.
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Living as St. Francis of Assisi Did

What does the Franciscan way of life have to offer laypeople?
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My One-Year Experiment with the Rosary

There is a path to deeper connection and inner peace if you incorporate the rosary into your daily life.
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A path splitting in two different directions

When Your Adult Child Chooses a Different Path

Parenting doesn't stop just because your child grows up. But our roles will change, evolve, and deepen with God's help.
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Brother Massimo Fusarelli

Followers of St. Francis: Brother Massimo Fusarelli, OFM

In a telegram to Brother Massimo Fusarelli, Pope Francis congratulated the new minister general and wrote, “May the seraphic father, St. Francis, be an encouragement for you in leading your brothers.”
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