A Spark of Hope Part 3

Sharing a Meal, Building a Foundation Friar Michael Lasky brought his connections and experience from working for Justice, Peace, and the Integrity of Creation. Friar Martin Kobos shared his knowledge…

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Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi

Introduction St. Francis of Assisi has been the subject of many biographies. One of my own personal favourites is the one written by the English writer and convert, G. K.…

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A Spark of Hope Part 2

Forward in Faith Conventual Franciscan Friars have served the people of Shamokin for 120 years. In return, during those same decades the people supported the friars and their ministries all…

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A Spark of Hope

"Coal is King." Those were the words you grew up on in Shamokin, Pennsylvania. A strong economy from coal mining, along with a thriving textile industry, made Shamokin a bustling,…

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Friar in the News

Conventual Franciscan Friar Fr. Julio Martinez was featured in the Chatham News and Record: 'Living sermons': Black and Latino churches lead faith vaccination efforts in Chatham.Fr. Julio is pastor of…

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