Franciscan Friars

A TIME OF RENEWAL

Dear Reader: A Time of Renewal

One of my favorite parts of the New Year is opening my new planner for the upcoming year and seeing its blank pages.
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Out of Many, One: A New Franciscan Province 

In October 2023, Franciscans from a number of US provinces gathered to become one. Now they are discovering new ways to live out the spirit of St. Francis.
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Newly Unified ‘Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe’ is Established in Atlanta, GA  

Approximately 700 men from six United States provinces came together in a unified Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe in mid-October, during their synodal Chapter of Unity in Kansas City, MO.
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Capuchin Franciscans: Solidarity with the Poor 

A group of Capuchin Franciscan friars in Boston is taking the idea of solidarity with the poor to a whole new level. 
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Becoming Radically Open

If I’ve learned anything as a friar, it is that being a Christian means leaving behind everything and being totally fine with accepting whatever God gives me—big or small, happy or painful.
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One Nation Under God

A walk along the Tijuana-San Diego border opens this pilgrim’s eyes to the plight of refugees.
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