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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Martyr of Honduras

- Friar Casimir Cypher OFM Conv. - On June 25, 1975, Friar Casimir Cypher OFM Conv. drove his borrowed pickup into the city of Juticalpa for repairs. He was unaware…

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Let Us Dream – Part One

Little by Little the Dawn Breaks! Human Child! What do You See? Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future: Part One Friar Charles McCarthy offers some ideas for…

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Friar Field Journal No. 1

One of the wonderful aspects of the city of Oxford, England, is the existence of green spots, both cultivated and uncultivated, where nature really comes into her own. The wildlife…

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Celebrating St. Anthony of Padua

Becoming a Brother to ‘Il Santo’ A First Encounter in Italy The first time that I ‘met’ St. Anthony of Padua, I was with other Franciscan students in Italy preparing…

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Wildflower Blessings

June 5, 2021, is World Environment Day. The theme this year is "Ecosystem Restoration." This restoration can take many forms: growing trees, greening cities, rewilding gardens, cleaning up rivers and…

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