A blog focusing on the fraternal and ministerial activities of Holy Name Province and the Order.
Peter Sheridan has been reassigned. Victor Gazall has withdrawn from the post-novitiate formation program.
The Franciscan family, including nearly 200 friars of the province of St. Benoit l'Africain, has been deeply involved in voter education and efforts to promote peace and reconciliation.
An assembly of Franciscan leaders, meeting in Bangkok the week of July 10-14, discussed the future direction of the Franciscan commitment to the recognition of human rights in the Asia Pacific region.
Louie Vitale, OFM, is one of an estimated 3,000 people in 18 countries fasting from July 4 until Aug. 14 to end the war in Iraq.
The Poor Clares have asked that, for their safety, this article be taken off the Web site. We hope you understand the insecurity that can exist during a time of war. Please remember the Poor Clares living in the Middle East in your prayers.
The Custos of the Holy Land, Pierbattista Pizzaballa, OFM, confirmed that a new community will be canonically established in Jordan on Mount Nebo.
Two Franciscans who had been kidnapped in Haiti on July 20 were freed the next day.
Paul Breslin has a new e-mail address.
The report of the General Council meeting in July is available online at www.ofm.org.
Brennan Connelly reports the following statement against the war in Iraq was signed at the June fraternal gathering at Siena College and then sent to the White House: