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Vocation Discernment ~ 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Vocation Discernment ~ 2015 Year of Consecrated Life

Embracing Love: A Vocation Prayer Loving and Generous God, it is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You. _____ Help ...

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The New San Damiano Mission Is Open!

The friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province include Brothers and Priests serving in a multitude of ministries including ...

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Alumni Memorial Mass

The St. Francis High School Alumni Association cordially invites you to join them in remembering the deceased Alumni at the ...

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Come and See Invitation

The friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province are known as Conventual Franciscans or Franciscan Friars Conventual (OFM Conv.), ...

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Priestly Ordination~Friar Gabriel Scasino, OFM Conv.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 Diocese of Savannah Bishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. (a friar from our province and former ...

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Friars in Ministry - Fr. Tom Lavin, OFM Conv.

Fr. Tom was born in Boston and professed his first vows as a Conventual Franciscan (OFM Conv.) in 1980 and ...

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Martyrdom Declared for Conventual Franciscan Friars Michał Tomaszek & Zbigniew Strzałkowski

February 3, 2015: the Ordinary Session of the Cardinals and Bishops of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints voted ...

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OFM Conv. Unification~Central America

San Salvador (February 2-7, 2015): Our Lady of the Angels Province friars, the Friar James McCurry, OFM Conv. [OLA Minister ...

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Blessing & Dedication of Newest Province Friary

Durham, NC: On Monday, January 26, 2015, the Very Rev. Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of Our Lady ...

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caRe vaN Awarded Raskob Foundation Grant

caRe vaN Awarded Raskob Foundation Grant

The Raskob Foundation awarded a $27,000 grant to the caRe vaN. The caRe vaN has served the community surrounding Elms ...

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An American Friar's Glimpse of Africa

Novitiate (Tanzania - Friary in Arusha): ...I started (by) teaching Franciscan History, five hours a day to novices; nine of ...

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Profession of First Vows

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, the friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province joyfully celebrated, as Friar Luis Palacios ...

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FrancisCorps Service Opportunities

DEADLINE ~ APRIL 15, 2015 Hey College Seniors: After graduation you can do a year of service! With FrancisCorps you will… -Live in a ...

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Ministry Glimpse - Service

A Ministry of Service ~ St. Bridget’s Residence Program St. Bridget’s is one of many community services provided by Catholic Charities ...

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Embracing Love: A Vocation Prayer

To encourage vocations, “Embracing Love: A Vocation Prayer” was composed by Our Lady of the Angels Province Friar, Fr. Michael ...

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Postulants meet the new Archbishop of Chicago

There were many celebrations surrounding the Installation of the Archdiocese of Chicago's Archbishop Blase J. Cupich. Included among them was ...

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Fr. Jobe Abbass, OFM Conv. ~ 2014 Jean Thorn Canon Law Award of Merit

On October 23, 2014, at the closing banquet of the forty-ninth annual convention of the Canadian Canon Law Society held ...

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The Damietta Peace Initiative

From October 22 - 25, 2014, Friar Jude Winkler, OFM Conv., the Assistant General of the CFC (Conventual Franciscan Conference), ...

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Missions - Islands of Amami Oshima, Japan

While currently serving the parishioners of Our Lady of the Assumption, Akabane (Japan), Our Lady of the Angels Province Friar, Fr. ...

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Meet Fr. Jeffrey Keefe, OFM Conv. (Ph.D.)

The focus of the article, "Counseling for a Lifetime," in the September Edition of OSV's The Priest is Our Lady ...

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We Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.) are members of a worldwide Roman Catholic fraternity (Religious Men) who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi. We invite you to take some time to explore all of our website to learn about us and our vast ministries.

Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. is the Director of the Shrine of St. Anthony, in Ellicott City, MD.
The Shrine offers many events to enrich your Lenten, Holy Week and Easter Season.

Fr. Richard-Jacob Forcier, OFM Conv. is the Province Secretary for our province.
He also serves as the Spiritual Guardian for the Companions of St. Anthony,
our Development and Evangelization Office. 

Here is his Lenten Reflection.

 

Communal Prayer for Vocations and Perseverance
Blessed father Francis, look pon the family who follow the poor Christ in the way of the gospel.
May we always serve the Lord and the people of God by being builders of the Church.
V.  Pray for us, blessed father Francis.
R.  Help us become worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
God, You have enriched Your Church through the life and fraternity of our blessed father Francis.
Lead us to forsake the things of earth so as to share the gifts of Your Kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.