What’s Your Hobby?

A few years ago, someone asked Friar Valentine Jankowski, ‘What’s your hobby?’ Fr. Valentine thought about it for a minute – other friars paint, woodwork, write. He remembered raising chickens…

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A Week of Reflection and Community

Our postulants, novices,  student friars, and formators gathered last week at Marytown, in Libertyville, Illinois. The men began each day with Morning Prayer and Mass. Each day began with Morning…

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Spring Cleaning

Are you doing a little Spring Cleaning? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Friar Manny Vasconcelos talks about how he is working through some of his own Spring Cleaning in this video…

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Leadership News

From April 20 to 23, 2023, leadership of the Conventual Franciscan Federation (CFF - Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, USA) met for their spring assembly at St. Bonaventure Friary in…

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