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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Finding Peace

Through God's Sense of Humor Friar Vincent Vivian spent 17 years as a missionary in Ghana. It was during this time that he says he discovered God's sense of humor.…

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Our Global Human Family

The San Damiano Friary in San Antonio, Texas, is a house of formation for many of our student friars. On April 23, 2022, a new expansion providing twelve more bedrooms…

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Planting a Tree, Painting a Mural

Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park hosted two events for Earth Day. On Friday evening, April 22, about 45 people gathered for an interfaith prayer service to recall the…

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A Discernment Diptych

Panel I: Wounded Men Make the Best Friars My freshmen used to revel in peppering me with religious “what if…” questions.  Centuries before them, medieval theologians reveled in peppering one…

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Easter Flowers in Poland

Friars and Ukrainian Refugees Praying in the Basilica of Saint Francis in Kraków, Friar Arek Żelechowski contemplates the wall mural of pansies woven into trellis-style lattice work, his attention drawn…

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