Tag Archives: Franciscan

Finding God in a Storefront at the Mall

In the New York Times: Several days into the Christmas shopping season at the Northgate Mall here, the Rev. Dan Anderson stood improbably in a storefront between Sci-Fi City and the Loveable You Portrait Studio. An older couple, strolling past, … Continue reading

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The Franciscan Connection to the Ordinariate

As Minister of the Fraternity of St. Angela Merici, here in Oshawa, I may be the only Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use Secular Franciscan in our region. My fraternity has been most supportive of the endeavours of the Oshawa … Continue reading

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Dominus Flevit, Where Jesus Wept over Jerusalem

Dominus flevit. In the middle of the Mount of Olives lies the Franciscan sanctuary that preserves the memory of the place where Jesus wept over Jerusalem. It’s also an important place for valuable archaeological evidence about early Christianity.  

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Border Nuns

Franciscans risk stoning to provide aid to poor along border fence. CNS: The compact car lifted a trail of dust as it traveled slowly along the 18-foot-tall chain-link fence, attracting the attention of the U.S. Border Patrol agent sitting in … Continue reading

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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis’s Feast Day is today: Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1181/1182 – October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Franciscan Order, the women’s Order of St. Clare, and … Continue reading

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Franciscan Guardians of Holy Land Sites Launch New Website

Well if the website is as neat and well looked after as the sites they look after (guarded) in the Holy Land are, then it should be fantastic: The Franciscans in the Holy Land, who’ve been charged by the Vatican … Continue reading

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