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Month: June 2012

Franciscan Friday: Friar in South Africa Receives Awards

Fr. Stan Brennan, OFM [EDITOR’ NOTE, JULY 6, 2012: We have learned that Fr. Stan passed away  today. Last Sunday he joined Tim, Cecilia and other members of St. Francis Care for prayer, and he received communion in his wheelchair from Tim. “It was wonderful to be together in his company with the group,” Cecilia…

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Praise for Brother Sun – Happy Aymara New Year!

Thousands of Bolivians gathered this morning on Inka Rakay, a mountain sacred to the Aymara people, to greet the sun rise that marks the winter solstice and their new year.  Pilgrims wave the Andean flag, called a wiphala, at the sunrise to greet the new year. Because June 21 is the shortest day of the…

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Happy Father’s Day – Ministry of Presence

Richard Nalen encourages nap time with two girls, Noemi and Natalia, that are being treated for burns at Mosoj P’unchay, part of the Franciscan Social Center located in Cochabamba, Bolivia “‘Zeechard, no te vayas,’ whines Marcos, who expresses dissatisfaction as I near the door. He is my two-and-a-half year-old friend, although my wife Kristen once…

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St. Anthony of Padua, Friend of the Poor

One of the most recognizable and popular saints of the Church after Francis of Assisi, St. Anthony of Padua, has captured the imagination of generations for being the “finder of lost items. And with some reason: how often after a saying a prayer to him in desperation we’ve “looked again” for a misplaced set of…

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Franciscan Friday: In Right Relation with Creation

With spring ending and summer beginning, it’s the time of year when people start to move outdoors to take advantage of the nice weather. Whether you’re gardening, camping, going to the beach or grilling in the backyard, you’re out enjoying God’s creation. At our April Souposium, Patrick Carolan, executive director of Franciscan Action Network, led a…

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Read all about it: June e-newsletter hits in-boxes

You don’t want to miss our latest quarterly newsletter, the Franciscan World Care! In addition to updates from the mission field and an inspiring story from a returned missioner, our June issue contains a very exciting announcement about future mission opportunities with FMS. This issue is the first entirely digital version of the newsletter. The new e-mail…

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