800 Years of Hope

This past Pentecost Monday 2022 marked the 801st anniversary of the arrivals of the Friars Minor into Germany. The celebration of which, obviously, should have been last year, but equally…

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Blessed John Woodcock – Part Two
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Blessed John Woodcock – Part Two

This is part two of the story of a Lancashire Franciscan Martyr, Blessed John Woodcock. Here is the link to part one: https://franciscanvoice.org/lancashire-franciscan-martyr-part-one/ Still certain of his Franciscan calling, John went…

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Lancashire Franciscan Martyr – Part One

Blessed John Woodcock Friar Solanus Mary tells the story of Blessed John Woodcock, a Franciscan priest from Lancashire martyred in August 1646. Lancashire The friary to which I am assigned…

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Not Freedom from, but Freedom for

For the United States and its citizens, Independence Day is a very significant holiday. Families come together to have dinner, spend time together, watch firework shows, and enjoy each other's…

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