Excitement is building for the Aug. 3-7 Secular Franciscan Quinquennial in Phoenix. Nearly 600 Franciscans have registered, and there is room for more.
For the second year, virtual hugs and warm smiles filled the computer screens of between 80 and 100 regional ministers, national leaders, spiritual assistants and observers. From across the country, they converged on screen for the 2021 National Chapter, prepared to engage in discussions and make decisions for the good of the Order. [...]
Pope Francis calls bishops to join him in consecrating Ukraine and Russia to Blessed Mother on Feast of the Annunciation
Pope Francis is asking the bishops of the world to join him in the consecration of Ukraine and Russia on Friday, March 22, the Feast of the Annunciation of the Lord.
The 'Q' is a unique experience for Secular and other Franciscans, occurring every five years (except for this one, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic). It allows Secular Franciscans from across the U.S. and elsewhere to come together and share the Franciscan charism.
“The Crib, the Cross, the Eucharist: A Secular Franciscan Spirituality” will be presented at no charge via Zoom on May 14, June 11, and July 9. St. Bonaventure University in Bonaventure, NY, is hosting a series of talks by Franciscan friars.
Franciscan friars are working selflessly and courageously to bring hope to the men, women, and children of Ukraine.
Consider deepening your Franciscan spirituality in Lent by praying the Office of the Passion of St. Francis of Assisi. The office was written by St. Francis of Assisi, and he prayed it seven times daily.
Pope and Franciscan World Leaders Appeal for Prayers and Fasting on Ash Wednesday in Solidarity with Our Ukranian Brothers and Sisters
Pope Francis and Franciscan world leaders are calling for prayers and fasting for peace in Ukraine on Ash Wednesday.
General Minister Tibor Kauser, OFS, is echoing Pope Francis's call for prayers for peace in Ukraine. "I invite you dear brothers and sisters, to strengthen our unity with each other, with the whole Franciscan family and with the Catholic Church by joining the prayer of Pope Francis for peace on Ash Wednesday," he said.