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The Philippines: Formation News

On March 15, 2020, in response to rising COVID 19 cases, the government of the Philippines issued a community quarantine order for the entire...

Belarus: Priestly Ordination

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, our confrere Friar Alaksiej M. JUCHNIEWICZ was ordained to the priesthood through the laying on of hands of the...
Papa Francesco

Romania: Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA Appointed “Missionary of Mercy”

His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA a "Missionary of Mercy," by decree, on April 21, 2020. Friar Marius-Petru is a member of...
Oriente Terra Santa

Orient-Holy Land: A Novel Spiritual Retreat

From April 27 to May 2, 2020, the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land took part in a spiritual retreat with...

Istanbul-Beyoğlu: St. Anthony’s Bread

Every Tuesday is an extraordinary day at the Church and Friary of St. Anthony of Padua in Istanbul, Turkey. The friary is part of...

France-Belgium: Novena for Vocations

May 3, 2020, is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also called, "Good Shepherd Sunday." We are dedicating that Sunday to pray for vocations. In honor...

Brazil: 5th Annual Franciscan Conventual Youth Day

On April 18-21, 2020, the Province of St. Francis in Brazil held its fifth annual Conventual Franciscan Youth Day. This time, the event took...

Uganda: The Mission in the Time of Coronavirus

This year, Lent has been extended. It has gone beyond retreats for small groups of parishioners or community members. The new virus has forced...

Chile: 25 Years of Conventual Presence

This year, 2020, the Provincial Delegation in Chile of the Italian Province of St. Anthony of Padua (Northern Italy), is getting ready to celebrate,...

Rome: Unconfined Charity, a Documentary Film

During this pandemic, as quarantine brings the world to a standstill, the chaplains and volunteers at the Regina Coeli Prison in Rome continue their...