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Q-Related Blog Posts

  • Pictures of the Placemats made by Catholic school studentsStudent Placemats
    Before the first salad was served at the first dinner of the Quinquennial, Franciscans were nourished by the students from the Catholic schools in the Phoenix Diocese. On the table, greeting each attendee, was a laminated placemat depicting Francis, Clare, or one of their followers and decorated by one of 1,500 students. ... […]
  • Gospel Life of St. Francis Handbook Available for Free Digital Download
    A free new formation resource on the Gospel life of Francis based on the Early Rule is available for download from St. Bonaventure University. It includes links to a 30-part series of short YouTube videos on the life of St. Francis completed by Franciscan scholars Fr. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. Conv., and Dr. Jay Hammond of St. Louis University. […]
  • Quinquennial Kicks Off in Phoenix
    More than 600 Secular Franciscans are in Phoenix for the 20th OFS-USA Quinquennial Congress. Videos featuring the keynote talks are available on the website. […]
  • Pardon of Assisi at Q
    For all Quinquinnial attendees seeking the Pardon of Assisi Indulgence:  There will be a 5 p.m. Mass on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the St. Mary's Basilica, Phoenix.   For more information on this indulgence, see […]
  • Updates on Quinquennial Celebration Aug. 3-7 in Phoenix
    Excitement is building for the Aug. 3-7 Secular Franciscan Quinquennial in Phoenix. Nearly 600 Franciscans have registered, and there is room for more. […]
  • National Minister’s Mesage: Great Things Can Happen
    Whether you are a friend of the Order, new to the Order, an inquirer, or a Spiritual Assistant, the Q is for you. Everyone is welcome, and you do not have to be a Franciscan to attend. Please, prayerfully ask yourself if God is calling you to the Q. […]
  • Consider Experiencing the ‘Q’ in August 2022
    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. […]
  • Calling All Early birds!
  • Read about speakers for Q
    What does a university professor, a Bishop, two married couples and a married woman have in common? They are all keynote speakers at the 2022 Q, August 3 – 7, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. […]
  • Registration is open for the 2022 Quinquennial Congress
    Do you consider yourself an “Early Bird” or want to be considered one?  If so, it’s time to register for the OFS-USA 20th Quinquennial Congress. […]

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