Celebrating Community
During Community Week, the friars traveled to Nazareth House in Los Angeles to participate in the residents' Mass along with five of our friars who are residents there.

Celebrating Community

During the first week of July, Saint Joseph Cupertino Province celebrated their annual Community Week. It's a time for the friars to gather for Continuing Education, celebrate anniversaries, and spend…

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Saint Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure (Painting by Peter Paul Rubens, ca. 1620)

Saint Bonaventure

This is the 750th anniversary of the death of St. Bonaventure, who died at the age of 57, in Lyon, France on July 15, 1274. He was canonized by Pope…

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
"Lily in the Snow" painting by Karla Aurora Kozach

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha is widely seen as a bridge between Native American and European cultures. In the centuries since her death, she has had devotees ranging from French priests to…

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Remembering Friar Casimir Cypher

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

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Rite of Beginning Fraternity

On July 5 at the Franciscan House of Studies on Chicago’s North Side, we welcomed six men into the Conventual Franciscan Postulancy Program.Postulancy is a year of initial formation, designed…

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Province Assembly

The Province of Our Lady of Consolation recently held a Province Assembly on Interculturality and Intergenerational Living at Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park, New Mexico. Friars from the…

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