Blessed Giles of Assisi

Little Portion Farm, located on the property of the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland, is a ministry dedicated to providing fresh food to those in need while…

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Winter’s Last Gasp

Franciscan Creation Spirituality Poetry A Snowy Morning Observed from a Compar Chapel The Gothic windows frame a sightOf ever-wheeling flakes of whiteLike flocks of downy geese come forth To fresh earth…

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The Vow of Chastity

Franciscan friars take three vows: poverty, obedience, and chastity. Three knots represent the three vows: poverty, chastity, and obedience When we hear these words, they may sound negative, as though…

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Kolbe and the Holocaust

Join Friar Benedict La Volpe for a brief introduction to the Kolbe/Holocaust exhibit at the Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe at Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois.https://youtu.be/s28WN5GG3qU The Kolbe/Holocaust exhibit at the…

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Peace Be With You

Even after betrayal and abandonment, Jesus' first greeting to the apostles is a message of peace, loving them even more because that is what they needed. Friar Jude Winkler explains…

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Easter Triduum

Why do we assemble on the day of the Lord? The primary celebration of Christians is their gathering on Lord’s Day. It is the Day of Christ’s Resurrection on the…

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