Midway Meeting of the Order

During the week of January 16 to 20, the first round of the Order’s “Midway” Meeting was held at the Seraphicum College in Rome.The General Definitory met with the Ministers…

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A Culture of Care in the Amazon: Part Three

Brazil’s Black Awareness Day Highlights Indigenous Peoples Friar Erick G. Marin Carballo OFM Conv. lives with other religious and laity who are part of his itinerant team. Their shared life…

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Let’s Get Real

Here's a video series by men and women religious speaking about many of the core aspects of religious life. Topics include:Essential Elements of Religious LifeExploring the VowsCharism and MissionExperiencing FormationFriar…

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Snowman Memories

In 2020, an early snowfall in Las Cruces, New Mexico, inspired Friar Tom Smith to build a snowman. He decided to sculpt a Franciscan friar using pinecones for the eyes…

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Franciscan Centenary

Franciscans are celebrating significant anniversaries over the next four years.1223 – 2023: the Rule and Christmas in Greccio1224 – 2024: the Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi1225 – 2025: the…

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