Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

Holy Name Province is mourning the recent passing of four friars. Fr. Christian Mondor, OFM, 92, of St. Barbara Province, died on April 25 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Known as the “Surfing Padre,” he was a friar for 74 years and a priest for 67. Two members of Sacred Heart Province have died: Fr. Lawrence Nickels, OFM, 65, of Sacred …

Franciscan Mission Service Welcomes Applicants

Emily Norton Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — Do you seek to accompany individuals who live on the margins of our communities? Do you have a desire to grow in your Catholic faith? You’re invited to serve with Franciscan Mission Service in the United States or abroad. As Franciscan followers of Christ, Franciscan Mission Service builds partnerships with Catholic women and men who are inspired to live and …

Order Creates Website for June Plenary Council

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

The following descriptions summarize recent news from the Order of Friars Minor. Additional details can be found by visiting the links to the news items mentioned as well as by following the Order of Friars Minor on Facebook and Twitter for information throughout the month. ►The Order has created a website for news and information about the Plenary Council being …

ESC Update: Friar Who Co-organized Greenwood Movement Remembered, Other News

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

The following updates summarize news from the English-speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor, comprised of provinces and custodies from Canada, England, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, and the United States. Follow the ESC on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information throughout the month. ►After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, Franciscan friar Fr. Nathaniel Machesky, OFM, …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

Holy Name Province is mourning the recent passing of two friars and two Franciscan sisters. Fr. Robert Artman, OFM, 61, of Immaculate Conception Province, died March 22 at St. Christopher Friary in Boston. Bishop Henry Howeniac, OFM, 87, a member of Assumption BVM Province, died on Good Friday, March 30. He had served as bishop of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Sr. Mary Belair, …

Franciscan Mission Service to Honor Ignatius Harding April 27

Jocelyn Thomas Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — For his more than 40 years of commitment to missionary service in Bolivia, Ignatius Harding, OFM, is being honored by Franciscan Mission Service, the organization that for more than 25 years has sent laypeople to foreign countries in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare. He will be given the 2018 Anselm Moons Award at the World Care …

Order Update: General Minister Shares Easter Message

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

The following descriptions summarize recent news from the Order of Friars Minor. Additional details can be found by visiting the links to the news items mentioned as well as by following the Order of Friars Minor on Facebook and Twitter for information throughout the month. ►General Minister Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, released his annual Easter letter on March 29. “This year, …

Margaret Carney to Speak in NYC on April 14

HNP Communications Franciscan World

NEW YORK — The president emerita of St. Bonaventure University will give a presentation on April 14 at Blessed John Duns Scotus Library titled “Why Did St. Francis of Assisi Succeed?” Sr. Margaret Carney, OSF, will discuss factors in civic and church circles that created the stage upon which St. Francis shared his message with the world. The Pittsburgh native …

Canadian Provinces Announce Dates for Chapter of Union, Other ESC News

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

The following updates summarize news from the English-speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor, comprised of provinces and custodies from Canada, England, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, and the United States. Follow the ESC on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date information throughout the month. ► The two Canadian OFM provinces – St. Joseph in Eastern Canada and Christ the King in Western Canada – are …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

Holy Name Province is mourning the recent passing of two friars and two Franciscan sisters. Sr. Ann Carville, OSF, 77, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities, died Feb. 3 in Millvale, Pa. She had served as executive director of the Franciscan Federation from 1981 to 1988 and associate director of the Conference of Major …

Order Update: Holy Land Basilica Closes to Protest New Tax in Jerusalem

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

The following descriptions summarize recent news from the Order of Friars Minor. Additional details can be found by visiting the links to the news items mentioned as well as following the Order of Friars Minor on Facebook and Twitter for information throughout the month. ►  In a historic move, the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre closed to protest the “unprecedented …

ESC Update: St. Louis Hosts General Minister for Lecture on Pope, St. Francis

Maria Hayes Franciscan World

The following updates summarize news from the English-speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor, comprised of provinces and custodies from Canada, England, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, and the United States. Follow the ESC on Facebook and Twitter  for up-to-date information throughout the month. ► General Minister Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, presented a lecture on Jan. 30 at the John C. Danforth …