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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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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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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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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A Missionary of Heroic Virtue

One of the thriving younger Conventual Franciscan Fraternities around the world is the Proto-Martyrs Province in Zambia. The number of professed friars and the continuing number of new vocations is…

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