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“Praying with Your Feet”

Franciscan Formation – Inspirations (Part 21)  “The friars are to remember that they are poor men and pilgrims in this world…” https://youtu.be/cacwCjCiX00 As a child I used...

“Praised Be You, My Lord, through Our Sister Bodily Death”: A...

“Praised Be You, My Lord, through Our Sister Bodily Death”: A Meditation on Dying  Franciscan Formation – Inspirations (Part 20) “The true way to prepare for a...

Venezuela: First Franciscan Formation Meeting

In celebration of the 800th anniversary of the seraphic Father St. Francis receiving the stigmata, the Provincial Custody of Our Lady of Coromoto in...

Entrusting Oneself to Mary

Franciscan Formation – Inspirations (Part 19) “Following the example of our Seraphic Father and according to the traditions of the Order, the friars are to...

Poland: Franciscan Formation Days

On November 27-29, 2023, a series of Franciscan formation days for the friars of the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar...

Me? A Senior Franciscan?

Franciscan Formation - Inspirations (Part 18)  “For the friar, old age and illness can become a privileged moment of communion with the Lord, the Church...

Youth Ministry: A Challenge?

Franciscan Formation – Inspirations (Part 17)  I counsel, admonish and exhort my brothers in the Lord Jesus Christ not to quarrel or argue or judge...

Unable to Succeed at the Time: Conventual Franciscan Formation – A...

Unable to Succeed at the Time: Conventual Franciscan Formation  – A Reflection on Failure  Inspirations (Part 16) “Often when one attempts to follow Christ and serve one’s...

The Mission of the Place

The Mission of the Place  Franciscan Formation - Inspirations (Part 15)  In order to deepen their fraternal spirit, the friars are to cooperate in discerning the...

To Be a Saint, the Greatest Saint Possible

To Be a Saint, the Greatest Saint Possible  Franciscan Formation - Inspirations (Part 14)  We are called to holiness, a holiness realized in our total dedication...
Jonkoping

Conventual Franciscan Presences around the World (VI)

Mission in Sweden  Mother Province: Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in Poland (Gdańsk)  The Franciscans (then called gråbröder or gray brothers) arrived in Sweden as...
Sicilia

Vatican Penitentiaries Make Cultural Visit to Sicily

On May 13-17, 2024, the friars of the Vatican Penitentiary visited Sicily to learn more about its rich heritage of art and monuments accumulated...
Kenya

Kenya: Diaconal Ordination

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, while awaiting the coming of the Holy Spirit , the Province of St. Francis of Assisi in Kenya joyfully...
Polonia-Cracovia

Poland-Cracow: Ordinary Provincial Chapter – Part II

On May 13-17, 2024, the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar in Poland (Cracow) conducted the second part of its Ordinary...
Fra Remo

Friar Remo Celebrates 70th Anniversary of Priestly Ordination

Seventy years ago, on May 16, 1954, Friar Remo PIANIGIANI was ordained to the priesthood. On Thursday, May 16, 2024, Friar Remo, now aged...