Congrats to Student Nurses

Earlier this fall, the annual White Coat Dedication and Blessing of the Hands Ceremony was held at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. This ceremony reminds…

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What a Child Remembers

In 2019, getting ready for the Chrism Liturgy at Santa Fe Cathedral, Santa Fe, New Mexico, I overheard two sacristans talk about an encounter one of them had earlier that…

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Honoring Friar Ignatius Maternowski
Stained glass window in La Petite Chapelle de Cauguigny honoring +Fr. Ignatius Maternowski

Honoring Friar Ignatius Maternowski

In the early hours of D- Day, June 6, 1944, military chaplain Fr. Ignatius Maternowski parachuted into the occupied territory of the hamlet of Guetteville in the town of Picauville.…

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Mauro Cardinal Gambetti

Mauro Cardinal Gambetti, in his mid-50s, is one of the youngest cardinals in the Church. He is also the first Conventual Franciscan to be created a cardinal in the last…

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Fr. Michael Lasky OFM Conv. will become the new General Delegate for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC) for the Conventual Franciscan Order. He will depart for Italy…

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Let Us Dream – Part 2

Friar Charles McCarthy continues his reflection on Pope Francis' Let Us Dream, A Path to a Better Future. “Part Two: A Time to Choose,” of Let Us Dream, Pope Francis’…

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