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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Visit With Our Friars in Lviv, Ukraine

From March 31st to April 1st 2022, Friar Carlos A. Trovarelli, Minister General, visited the Convent of St. Francis of Assisi in Lviv, Ukraine. Also present were the Guardian of…

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