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Congratulations, Friar John!

Our Order, the Franciscan Friars Conventual have served as the official confessors at the Vatican Basilica since 1774, when Pope ...

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International Franciscan Dance

The International Friars serving our Shrine of St. Anthony learned this dance from our Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James ...

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A little fun with our friars of Ss. Francis and Clare Friary, who serve at The Catholic University of America, ...

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Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., knocks on the door of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Atlanta, three times during the reception at the church door. He was greeted by Msgr. Francis G. McNamee, cathedral rector, who presented the new archbishop with a cross, a gift from the people at Cathedral of Christ the King. Photo By Michael Alexander

Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv. Installed May 6, 2020

(Photo By Michael Alexander) Archbishop Gregory J. Hartmayer, OFM Conv., knocks on the door of the Cathedral of Christ the ...

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The Vatican invites all people of good will to join in a day of prayer, fasting and works of charity ...

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Ministry Check-In

Submitted by Fr. Julio Martinez, OFM Conv. ~ Pastor of St. Julia Parish, Siler City, NC St. Julia Parish Reaches Out On ...

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Vow Renewal

On May 10, 2020, Friars Timothy Blanchard (above) and Franck Sokpolie (below) renewed their vows during Evening Prayer at St. ...

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The Immaculate Concepton: Principal Patroness of the Order for 300 Years

The following article has been shared by our Province Delegate to the Militia of the Immaculate (M.I.) ~ Fr. Jobe ...

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Ministry News

UNC Chapel Hill Newman Catholic Student Center Parish (pastoral and university campus ministry of our province, in Chapel Hill, NC) ...

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Former Minister General Friar Marco Tasca Appointed Archbishop of Genoa

Today, May 8, 2020, at noon, the Holy See officially announced that the Holy Father appointed our confrere and former ...

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Sunday Mass on the World Day of Prayer for Vocations, with our Vocation Director, Friar Russell

(vocations@olaprovince.org) Pray for more friar priest and friar brother Vocations to our Province. If you or anyone you know is ...

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A Message from the Vocations Office

We are blessed to have this weekend to pray with grateful hearts for the vocations which we have and for ...

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JPIC Farm Focus

Fifty years ago we celebrated the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Perhaps not coincidentally, this period of increased ...

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May 1- Video Consecration to Mary

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, On Friday May 1st, the bishops of the United States and Canada are going to ...

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Vocation Reflection with Fr. Chris Dudek, OFM Conv.

One year after his Ordination to the Priesthood on April 27, 2019, Fr. Chris Dudek, OFM Conv. reflects on Vocations ...

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A Message from Fr. Angelo Geiger, OFM Conv.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Long periods of isolation or, on the other hand, weeks with a lack of privacy ...

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World Day of Prayer for Vocations

The Holy Father has asked all Catholic to intercede for vocations, on Sunday, May 3, 2020. Will you make a ...

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Infertility Awareness Week ~ Power of Hopeful Prayer

Our friars were given enthusiastic permission to share the following testimonial referencing the current National Infertility Awareness Week (April 19-25, ...

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Virtual Earth Day Message from Our Little Portion Farm

Happy Earth Day! A message from our farmer Matt Jones, on location at our Little Portion Farm. 

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The Power of the Word of God | Mercy Sunday

Fr. Milton de Jesús, OFM Conv. is a friar of the Provincial Custody of Our Lady of Coromoto (Venezuela) of ...

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Consecration to the Immaculate

Since May 2019, in an effort to more fully tap into our Kolbean heritage (Franciscan charism and tradition of devotion ...

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CMSM Resources - Responding to COVID-19

This page provides a number of resources that may be helpful as we continue to adapt to the ongoing pandemic. ...

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Franciscan Soy Candles

Re-established this past year, Franciscan Soy Candles is a unique ministry producing artisan candles, in varied styles and scents. These ...

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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 various ministries.


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Policies, Procedures & Protocols – For Maintaining Ethical Ministry with Minors and Vulnerable Adults

Safeguarding Statement: The Franciscan Friars Conventual of Our Lady of the Angels Province are committed to creating safe environments for children and vulnerable adults. Our safeguarding processes for the protection of minors and vulnerable adults are routinely reviewed by the accrediting organization Praesidium, in accordance with strict Church norms. Any allegation regarding the Franciscan Friars Conventual of this Province receives an immediate response, according to Praesidium’s rigorous standards.  This includes the Province’s full cooperation with local law enforcement authorities and Ordinaries who have ecclesial jurisdiction over the matters, as well as a duly diligent investigation by a qualified third party in order to substantiate credibility.

Pope Francis’ Motu Proprio – “Vos estis lux mundi”