An International Friary for a Global Order

Friar Tom Merrill recently visited our friary and house of studies in San Antonio, Texas. Student friars from around the world live together there, growing in their commitment to Conventual…

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United in Prayer for the Ukraine

Conventual Franciscan Federations United in Prayer The General Delegate for Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC), Friar Michael J. Lasky, invites all of the Conventual Franciscan Federations to pray…

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Called to Be a Fellow Wayfarer

The ‘Nones’: Why They’ve Abandoned the Church, And How to Invite Them Back In Conversation with Friar John Burkhard, Part Three In his new book, The Sense of the Faith…

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In Conversation With Friar John Burkhard

Friar John J. Burkhard OFM Conv, PhD, taught systematics at the former Washington Theological Union; at Saint John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota; and in Ghana, West Africa. He writes primarily on…

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Dante and the Franciscans – Part One

Why did the Conventual Franciscans make such a big deal about the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death?Aside from being acknowledged as one of history’s greatest literary figures, Dante had…

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