Fr. William (Bill) Bried, OFM, Dies at Age 83

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Fr. William Bried, OFM, a member of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province, died on December 29, 2022 at St. Anthony Friary in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he had been living in retirement since March 2018. He was 83 years old. A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Fr. Bried was a professed Franciscan friar for 45 years, and an ordained …

Advent Into Christmas Incarnation


“Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say rejoice” (Philippians 4:4). We hear these words usually on Gaudete Sunday where jubilance is in the air, for “the Lord comes forth from His holy dwelling” Zachariah declares! Oh, we want to rejoice with all our hearts! We want to leap like a stag, see with new eyes, hear joyous stories and …

SAR Directorate’s Aging with Grace Video Series:
A Moment with Alan Thomas in St. Petersburg, Florida

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In the latest video installment of the Aging with Grace series, Alan Thomas, OFM, makes it very clear why he is content in retirement ministry at St. Anthony Friary in St. Petersburg, Florida. “Life here is very good – because I don’t like snow,” Alan says in the December 2022 release of the monthly video series, A Moment With… …

Siena College Names New President

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Charles Seifert, Ph.D., has been appointed the 13th president of Siena College. His appointment was unanimously advanced by the presidential search committee, which included representatives of all campus constituencies, and came with the unanimous support of the Board of Trustees at a Dec. 2 meeting. Dr. Seifert will succeed Chris Gibson, Ph.D. (’86), who on Sept. 6 announced to the …

Invitation Accepted!
More Than 70 Friars from Around the Country Respond Yes to Vocation Ministry for New U.S. Franciscan Province – and That’s Just for Starters

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When OFM friars Conrad Targonski, Jeffrey Scheeler, Scott Slattum, and Roger Lopez received a letter inviting them to serve in vocation ministry for the new U.S. Franciscan province, there was no hesitation in their response. “When do we start?” was the collective refrain. This was the resounding yes that the National Vocation Office had hoped to hear from friars around …

Franciscan Discerners Say ‘Yes,’ Begin Next Step of Vocation Journey with Order of Friars Minor
Class of ’22 Welcomed to Interprovincial Postulancy Program in Maryland

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On Monday, Feb. 28th at 11 a.m., the New York City Fire Museum will be hosting the grand opening of their new historical exhibit, “FDNY Franciscan Chaplain History,” which showcases the 40 year history of the Franciscan friars as FDNY chaplains.