I Lift Up My Eyes

Friar Tom Smith wrote the following song based on a prayer day at Dripping Springs Recreation Area in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It was very hot that day, and Psalm…

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Martyr of Honduras

- Friar Casimir Cypher OFM Conv. - On June 25, 1975, Friar Casimir Cypher OFM Conv. drove his borrowed pickup into the city of Juticalpa for repairs. He was unaware…

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It’s Us > Can We
Weavings by friar Charles McCarthy - recently featured in an art show at the Mary Anderson Center for the Arts at Mount St. Francis, Indiana

It’s Us > Can We

It’s Us > Can We it’s the face of seein’ that sees us it’s the voice of hearin’ that speaks us it’s the heart of bleedin’ that loves us it’s…

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Crabs and Beans

In the Malaysian coastal town of Malacca, there occasionally appears a type of crab with a distinct cross-shaped mark on its shell. I remember, when I lived in that country,…

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Congratulations to Graduates

This May we celebrated with several of our student friars as they enjoyed the results of their studies and received their diplomas.Friar Franck Lino Sokpolie received a degree in French…

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Corda Pia

During our novitiate in 2019, we were taught two of the three songs of the Corda Pia by our novice-master, Brother Joseph Wood, and the novice-brothers performed it twice, once…

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