Franciscan Friar to be Ordained to Priesthood June 12 in Hartford

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For interview and photo requests, contact Jocelyn Thomas, director of communications, at 646-473-0265 or  HARTFORD, Conn. — June 1, 2021 — Br. Jay Woods, OFM, a member of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood at St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church on Saturday, June 12. The liturgy will be celebrated by Bishop Mark Bartosic, …

Franciscan Leaders Urge President Biden to Take Action for Peace in Holy Land

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Provincial Minister Fr. Kevin Mullen, OFM, and five other leaders of provinces in the United States belonging to the Order of Friars Minor recently sent a letter to President Joe Biden imploring him to increase the United States’ efforts to end the violence in the Holy Land and address the causes of the conflict. Add your voice to this effort …

The leadership of the US-6 Franciscan Friars: Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Province, Holy Name Province, Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, Sacred Heart Province, St. Barbara Province, St. John the Baptist Province

Franciscan Leadership Joins Catholic Bishops in Condemning Bullying, Violence Toward LGBT Youth

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March 8, 2021 — In accordance with the Catholic-Franciscan tradition, which recognizes and celebrates the God-given dignity of every human being, the leadership of six provinces belonging to the Order of Friars Minor in the United States has added their support to a statement signed by Catholic bishops and dozens of religious orders and institutions that condemns bullying and other …

Franciscan Fr. Benedict Taylor, 88, Dies in New York City

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Fr. Taylor spent most of his religious life focusing on social justice issues and creating programs that helped the marginalized in New York City – including a Harlem-based initiative he founded in the early 1970s that continues to provide housing and social services to families and individuals, among them the homeless and formerly incarcerated, who are struggling with hunger, unemployment, addiction and other issues.

Franciscan Roberto Serrano Ordained to the Priesthood

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Life experience, religious training and early ministry assignments came together for Fr. Roberto “Tito” Serrano, OFM, when the Franciscan friar was ordained to the priesthood earlier this month at a church he attended as a high school student in Phoenix, Arizona.