A Walk in Mary’s Garden
Visitation of the Virgin Mary, altarpiece in the Basilica of Saint Frediano, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

A Walk in Mary’s Garden

Friar Solanus Mary takes us on a short stroll through Mary's Garden.  Creation It’s a very Franciscan thing to look around at creation; to see the wondrous beauty of it…

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Franciscan Joy – Part Three

Friar Pedro Lopez reflects on his pastoral experience with Franciscan Joy The poor tell us what kind of society and world we live in. A world that is not too…

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Laudato Si’ Week 2022

This week marks the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis' landmark encyclical on care of creation. This year's anniversary carries the theme of 'Listening and Journeying Together.'In the Resources section of…

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Franciscan Joy – Part Two

It was during Franciscan Joy that I met the current coordinators of the youth group from San Jose South San. Throughout these years we have established a very good friendship…

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Proclaiming the Beautiful

Art by the Friars The Franciscans have a deep tradition in the arts. Many of our friars create art in various mediums - textiles, pottery, photography, painting, sculpture, and more.The…

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Franciscan Joy
Conventual Franciscan friars Franck Lino Sokpolie, Pedro Lopez, and Antonio Moualeu

Franciscan Joy

In late Fall 2016, members of our Franciscan families in San Antonio, Texas, began having conversations about collaborating in a common ministry to serve the poor, pray together, and share…

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