Mary’s Silence

In today's world we live in a noisy society, surrounded by distractions. Life for many of us moves at a very fast pace. Simply observe the number of people in…

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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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Light and Hope

On the evening of October 3rd, Franciscans around the world will celebrate Transitus, which means passage in Latin. Saint Francis embraced Sister Death and looked forward to following Christ into eternal…

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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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A Spark of Hope Part 4

It All Came Together The story of Shamokin, Pennsylvania, continues. U.S. EPA facilitated a three-day community workshop in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. From community leaders, high school students, state and local officials,…

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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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