The Witness of Making a Visit

When I was growing up in Dublin the pious practice of ‘making a visit’ was still quite popular amongst the older generation. As one walked by a Catholic church, one…

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St. Clare of Assisi

"They say that we are too poor but can a heart which possesses the infinite God be truly called poor?... St. Clare of AssisiToday, August 11th, is the Feast Day…

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Latest News from Little Portion Farm

Great things are happening at Little Portion Farm - harvesting tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers - new crops of watermelon, cantaloupe, celery, and bush beans are doing very well. The Franciscan Center…

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Remembering the Martyrs of Chimbote

In August 1991 guerrillas of the Shining Path terrorist group escalated their violence against the Catholic Church in Chimbote, Peru. The terrorists announced that they would kill a priest every…

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Serving the Poor in Lebanon

Minister General of the Conventual Franciscan Order, Friar Carlos Trovarelli, visited our parish in Beirut, Lebanon, to bless a new kitchen that has been put at the service of the…

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Be Subject to All in Charity

An interview with Mauro Cardinal Gambetti OFM Conv. Friar Sławomir Gajda OFM Conv. interviewed Cardinal Gambetti on July 8 at the Friary of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome. It…

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