Friar Martin de Porres Ward

Our Lady of the Angels Province approved recently a motion to support the cause of Fr. Martinho (Martin) Maria de Porres Ward OFM Conv. His story is featured in Black…

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Happy World Nature Conservation Day

As Franciscans, conservation efforts are important to us – from projects such as Little Portion Farm and the Franciscan Earth Care Initiative to individual efforts in gardening, recycling, and more.…

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Golden Jubilee for Pax Christi

National Catholic Reporter featured a commentary from Bishop John Stowe OFM Conv. recognizing the 50th anniversary of Pax Christi USA. Bishop Stowe is the third bishop of the Diocese of…

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Beginning the Novitiate and Postulancy Years
Conventual Franciscan Novices 2022-2023: Front L-R: Connor Ouly, Colden Fell, Bob Moynihan, Marvin Fernandez Back L-R: Paul Utterback, Andre Miller, Eric Rewa

Beginning the Novitiate and Postulancy Years

After being invested in the Conventual Franciscan habit in their respective Provinces, seven Novices arrived in Arroyo Grande, California, to begin a year of intensive prayer, reflection, and service. Under…

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Promoting Peace

A message from the two Francises - excerpted from The Golden Thread, an online magazine from our friars in Great Britain and Ireland. Message of Pope Francis to the first…

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