A Clarion Call

A new mural now graces the exterior walls of the Pump House Studio at the Mount Saint Francis Retreat Center in Mt. St. Francis, Indiana. It announces the launching of…

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Fellowship With Other Creatures

"What God has united, man must not divide." In the first reading of the final Sunday of the Season of Creation 2021, we hear the story of God creating the…

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Friar Field Journal No. 2
friars Cristofer, Joshua, and Roberto in front of the Dana Adobe

Friar Field Journal No. 2

Tucked away in the Arroyo Grande Valley on ancestral Chumash land, the Franciscan novitiate is a 13-acre property located in a coastal ecosystem surrounded by live oak woodland, coastal chapparal,…

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Season of Creation

In this Season of Creation, let us bring our common concerns to the Creator. St. Francis grieved at sin and brokenness in all of creation, human and non-human. He was…

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Season of Creation

Change the World with the Courage of the Youth We are in the Season of Creation, and Pope Francis has released a video calling for a return to a simpler…

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Latest News from Little Portion Farm

Great things are happening at Little Portion Farm - harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers - new crops of watermelon, cantaloupe, celery, and bush beans are doing very well. The Franciscan Center…

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