The Christocentric View
St. Bonaventure (Painting by Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1620)

The Christocentric View

Christ at the Center July 15 is the Feast of Saint Bonaventure, one of the great Franciscans. With Saint Anthony of Padua and Blessed John Duns Scotus, Bonaventure is one…

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800 Years of Hope

This past Pentecost Monday 2022 marked the 801st anniversary of the arrivals of the Friars Minor into Germany. The celebration of which, obviously, should have been last year, but equally…

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Blessed John Woodcock – Part Two
Lancaster Castle - Gate Entrance

Blessed John Woodcock – Part Two

This is part two of the story of a Lancashire Franciscan Martyr, Blessed John Woodcock. Here is the link to part one: Still certain of his Franciscan calling, John went…

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Lancashire Franciscan Martyr – Part One

Blessed John Woodcock Friar Solanus Mary tells the story of Blessed John Woodcock, a Franciscan priest from Lancashire martyred in August 1646. Lancashire The friary to which I am assigned…

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