Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

The Province is mourning the recent passing of seven friars and two Franciscan sisters. Two members of Immaculate Conception Province have died: Fr. Lucius Mario Annese, OFM, 86, died Jan. 20 in Danvers, Mass., and Fr. Albert McMahon, OFM, 83, died on Feb. 8 in Albany, N.Y. Sr. Maureen O’Leary, FSP, 80, died on Feb. 3 in White Plains, N.Y. …

Order Update: JPIC Course on Migration to Be Offered in April

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. ►  The Commission on the Order’s Ministry in Education met for the first time from Jan. …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

Holy Name Province is mourning the recent passing of three friars and three Franciscan sisters. Bishop Sylvester Magro, OFM, of Malta, 76, died on Jan. 20 at Mater Dei Hospital, Msida, Malta. He was a professed Franciscan friar for 59 years, a priest for 51 years, and a bishop for 20 years. Two members of Assumption BVM Province have died: …

Update from the General Curia

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. ► General Minister Fr. Michael Perry, OFM, and members of the Order’s administration shared an update on …

ESC Update: California Friars Cope with Fires, 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. The fires in southern California continue to burn, and it appears as though the novices may not …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

Holy Name Province is mourning the deaths of seven friars and two Franciscan sisters. Sr. Maria Luisa Teixeira, OSF, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, died on Oct. 17 in Brazil. Sr. Daniel Marie McCarthy, OSF, 75, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, died on Nov. 23 in Aston, Pa. Two members of Sacred Heart Province …

Order Update: Franciscans Receive Audience with Pope Francis, Other News

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. ►  Pope Francis received members of the Franciscan families of the First Order and Third Order …

Franciscan Mission Service Commissions Three

Rose Urankar Franciscan World

WASHINGTON — “My call to mission is, at its foundation, simply a response to the magnificent love and mercy Jesus continuously gives me,” proclaimed SarahJane Cauzillo, one of three missioners honored at Franciscan Mission Service’s annual Commissioning Mass. The Commissioning Mass, which took place in the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land, concluded FMS’ intensive, three-month Formation program and celebrated …

FI Brings Franciscan Family Together Through Advocacy

Christian Seno, OFM Franciscan World

NEW YORK — This past week, the International Board of Directors of Franciscans International met in New York City for its semi-annual board meeting. The Nov. 16 to 19 meeting brought together the seven members of the board, who represent the Conference of the Franciscan Family, to assess FI’s work and to review its financial and activities reports. The IBD …

ESC Update: St. Barbara Friars Show Solidarity for Migrants, 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. ► Three St. Barbara Province friars and two Capuchins showed support for their migrant brothers and sisters earlier this month …

Deaths in Franciscan Communities

HNP Communications Franciscan World

The Province is mourning the recent passing of five friars and two Franciscan sisters. Sr. Bonaventure MacDonald, OSF, 91, a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, N.Y., died Sept. 24 in Olean, N.Y. Two members of Immaculate Conception Province have died: Br. Mark William Brown, OFM, 79, on Oct. 7 in Clearwater Beach, Fla., and Fr. Louis Diego De …

Order Update: Franciscans Mark 800 Years in Holy Land, Other News

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. Follow the Order of Friars Minor on Facebook and Twitter for information throughout the month. ►  The September 2017 Tempo Forte was held from Sept. 11 to 22 in Rome and Turkey. During the …