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Assisi

SGF: Spiritual Retreat for Senior FEMO Friars

On June 11-18, 2024, some senior friars from Poland attended a spiritual retreat in Italy. Of the eight friars who participated, three were from the...
New York

The Conventual Franciscans in New York, USA

New York City is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world, with dozens of ethnic neighborhoods, different cultures, cuisines, and languages....
USA

USA: Canonical Visitations and Activities of the CFF Assistant General

During May and June of 2024, the Assistant General for the Conventual Franciscan Federation (CFF), Friar Joseph WOOD, continued making canonical visitations across the...
Ucraina

Ukraine: Lviv Honors the Patron Saint of Things That Are Lost

In keeping with tradition, on June 13, 2024, the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, hundreds, if not thousands of devotees of the saint...
Roma

Rome: Feast of St. Anthony at Santa Dorotea

The annual celebration honoring St. Anthony of Padua is always solemn and well attended at the Church of Santa Dorotea. The church is located...
Bogotá - Colombia

Bogotá – Colombia: San Antonio de Padua Friary Celebrates 30th Anniversary

On June 13, 14 and 16, 2024, the friars of the San Antonio de Padua Friary and Post-novitiate in Bogotá DC, Colombia, celebrated their...
Roma-Seraphicum

Rome-Seraphicum: Diaconal Ordination, Renewal of Vows and Farewell

On June 14, 2024, four friars were ordained to the diaconate by His Eminence Cardinal François-Xavier BUSTILLO, OFM Conv., Bishop of Ajaccio, France. The...
Kenya

Kenya: Meeting of AFCOF Formators

On June 10-14, 2024, almost all of the formation directors from the formation houses of the African Federation of Conventual Franciscans (AFCOF), met together...
Vienna

Vienna: Visit of the OFS Minister General

The Minister General of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS), Tibor KAUSER, brought great joy to the friary in Vienna with his visit on June...
Michael T. MARTIN

Atlanta Archbishop Ordains Fellow Conventual Franciscan Friar Michael T. MARTIN as Bishop of Charlotte

Courtesy of Catholic Review, Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina.  May 29, 2024, HUNTERSVILLE, North Carolina — Sunlight streamed into St. Mark’s Church Wednesday...