In Honor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Kateri Tekakwitha friary in El Paso, Texas - photo by Alfonso Baeza

In Honor of St. Kateri Tekakwitha

In 2021, the friars in the Southwest celebrated 30 years of Franciscan presence in El Paso, Texas. From the very beginning, the friars have ministered to the Tigua People -…

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A Message for Our Earth

The Letter: 1 Million Views in 2 Days! After the early morning Mass in the Lower Basilica in Assisi, on the Feast of Saint Francis, I went down to say…

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An Itinerant Mission in the Amazon

After eight days by boat, going up the Amazon River, we arrived at Tabatinga, on the triple border of Brazil-Colombia-Peru. We left the port of Manaus amid backpacks, hammocks of…

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Cosmic Musings – Part Four
We are graced to play our role in this great roller coaster ride of Creation and blessed to be who and what and where we are now.

Cosmic Musings – Part Four

Here's Part Four (and the end) of friar Leopold's 'Cosmic Musings of a Franciscan Scientist.' (If you missed any of this four-part series: Part One; Part Two; Part Three)It more than…

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Cosmic Musings – Part Three

Scientist-Professor-Friar Leopold Keffler continues his story. (Click here for Part 1 & for Part 2)An extremely abbreviated and quite unfairly limited approach (how much can you cover in only forty-five class…

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Cosmic Musings – Part Two
Planet earth globe view from spaceflight with realistic earth surface from space and world map as in outer space point of view . Elements of this image furnished by NASA planet earth and space .

Cosmic Musings – Part Two

Scientist-Professor-Friar Leopold Keffler continues his story. (Click here for Part 1)How lucky can a person be. It didn't take me long to fall in love with biology (and all the…

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