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Japan: Priestly ordination

On March 21, 2023, two friars from the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. in Japan were ordained to the priesthood. The...

Conventual Franciscan Mission Presences around the World – IX

Province of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. in Japan  Mother Province: Province of the Immaculate Mother of God in Poland (Warsaw)  On April 24, 1930,...

Japan: Fire at Friary in Nigawa

On Monday, March 6, 2023, a fire destroyed the friary in Nigawa District, Japan. Fortunately, none of the three friars living there were injured. The...

Japan: Seibo no Kishi Magazine Publishes 1000th Issue

The Seibo no Kishi Magazine, published by the Conventual Franciscans in Japan, has printed its thousandth issue. The magazine was founded by St. Maximilian...

Japan: In Memory of Brother Thomas Koichi TAGAWA

On Friday, April 16, 2021, our confrere Brother Thomas Koichi TAGAWA returned to the house of the Father at the age of 93. Brother...

Japan: Ordinary Provincial Chapter – Part II

On January 25-29, 2021, the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. in Japan celebrated the second part of its Ordinary Provincial Chapter....

Japan: Ordinary Provincial Chapter – Part I

From November 30 to December 4, 2020, the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. in Japan celebrated its 16th Ordinary Provincial Chapter....

Dear St. Maximilian, Do You Remember What You Did on April...

It would be nice to have a chat with St. Maximilian M. KOLBE, to ask his advice and to learn more about his missionary,...

Japan and Indonesia: Visit of the General Postulator

On September 6-22, 2019, the Postulator General, Friar Damian PĂTRAȘCU, traveled to Japan and Indonesia. He was invited to Japan by the Minister Provincial of...

Japan: Provincial Assembly

On September 10-12, 2019, the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. in Japan celebrated a Provincial Assembly at the Seibo-no-Kishi Friary in...
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...