Pope Gregory XI?

Franciscan Popes - Part 2 An excerpt from a presentation by friar Joseph Wood OFM Conv.(To read the introduction to this series, click here.)Born in Piacenza, Italy, and probably a…

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Festival of Fine Arts

"Historically Franciscans have supported the arts and the Art Festival at Holy Cross Retreat Center continues to help us appreciate the beauty around us in God's creation and creativity." Friar…

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A Walking Pilgrimage in Knaresborough Part 3
Looking out from St. Robert's Cave

A Walking Pilgrimage in Knaresborough Part 3

In part 1, we visited the ruins of Knaresborough Castle and walked along the River Nidd.In part 2, we visited a mediaeval Marian Shrine.In part 3, friar Solanus Mary takes…

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A Walking Pilgrimage in Knaresborough Part 1
Railway viaduct, Knaresborough

A Walking Pilgrimage in Knaresborough Part 1

Marian Devotion in England In a little piece posted in December 2021, we referred to an ancient title given to England: Our Lady’s Dowry. Yes, that country has a long-standing…

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Franciscan Popes

The Franciscan popes were innovators, men of culture and the arts, great builders of cities, organizers of law, finances, and government. They strove to achieve their goals for the good…

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