Stories from the Border

HNP Communications Franciscan World

EL PASO, Texas – Frank Probst, OFM, spent 20 years serving in Brazil. He is now working with migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border at El Paso. Frank volunteers with Annunciation House, a hospitality center for new immigrants. Frank has compiled a description of some of the immigrants’ stories of their difficult journey to the United States. These stories are available …

Friars Aim to Start a Community in Khartoum

HNP Communications Franciscan World

ROME – An international group of four friars is preparing to establish a new Franciscan presence in Khartoum, capital of Sudan. Two friars, Croatian Leopold Mici, OFM, and Filipino Melito Pinili, OFM, are studying Arabic at the Dar Comboni Institute in Cairo, Egypt. Peter Tindo, OFM, and John Lemi, OFM, both Sudanese, are finishing specialized studies in Rome. The members …

The Fire Burns On: Remembering Ed Dunn

Ken Butigan Franciscan World

When Cesar Chavez died in 1993, Franciscan Brother Ed Dunn of the St. Barbara Province approached me about a project to honor the great co-founder of the United Farm Workers. “The Franciscans were very close to Cesar and the UFW,” Ed said. “We could create a statue or some kind of monument, but that doesn’t really seem right. Cesar was …