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Meet Friar Benedict

Meet Fr. Benedict LaVolpe, OFM Conv.! Born in 1971, in Wollongong NSW Australia, to a first generation Italian family, he entered the ...

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New Friar Assignments 2022

On August 15, 2022 ~ the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, most of the over half ...

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175th Anniversary Celebration - Assumption Church

Sunday, August 14, 2022: Our Lady of the Angels Province's Syracuse, NY pastoral ministry ~ the Franciscan Church of the ...

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Four Friars-in-Formation Renew Simple Vows

As their summer assignments came toward an end, four of our friars-in-formation renewed their Simple/Temporary Vows, including friar Fabian Adderley, ...

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FrancisCorps 24 Volunteer Commissioning Mass

On Sunday August 8, 2022, the morning Mass at our Syracuse NY pastoral ministry - Assumption Church included the commissioning ...

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Saint John Henry Newman Association Conference

August 10th is the anniversary of St. John Henry Newman's death in 1890. Fr. Ed Ondrako presents information from the ...

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Reflection by Fr. Ed Ondrako, OFM Conv.

Newman and the Gift of Modernity [18th wk] “I will place my law within them, and write it upon their hearts” ...

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News from the Novitiate

Our Franciscan Friars Conventual Novitiate for the Provinces of North America is located in Arroyo Grande, CA, at the St. ...

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Feast of Our Lady of the Angels - August 2

On this Feast of Our Lady of the Angels, as we begin our third* Province Quadrennium, we reflect on these words ...

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Novitiate Class of 2022-2023

On July 13, 2022, a new year began for the community at the St. Francis of Assisi Novitiate in Arroyo ...

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+Fr. Martin de Porres Maria Ward, OFM Conv. in the News

July 27, 2022 Black Catholic Messenger - article by Nate Tinner-Williams - featuring the cause of +Fr. Martin de Porres ...

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Apostolic Year of Formation

Adapted from the 07/27/2022 St. Francis High School Facebook post: Our Lady of the Angels Province student friar Antonio Moualeu, OFM ...

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News from the Friars of Our Custody in Brazil

On Saturday, October 22, 2022, our Province's Immaculate Conception Custody (Brazil) will celebrate the Priestly Ordination of Frei Jesus Rodrigues ...

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Job Opening ~ Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member ~ Little Portion Farm

The Volunteer Maryland AmeriCorps Member will support the Farm Manager in recruiting and overseeing volunteers for a wide range of ...

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Bicycle Pilgrimage with Friar Bogusław

Written by ~ Fr. Bogusław Dąbrowski, OFM Conv. July 16-17, 2022: I participated in the Bicycle Pilgrimage from New Jersey to ...

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Congratulations, Br. Vincent!

Br. Vincent Vivian, OFM Conv. made his Solemn Profession, in our St. Hyacinth Friary Chapel (Chicopee, Massachusetts), on July 16, ...

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Ordinary Provincial Chapter 2022 – Part II

July 11-15, 2022: Friar Delegates of Our Lady of the Angels Province joined the Assistant General of the CFF [Conventual ...

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Welcome New Postulants

On July 6, 2022, the Minister Provincial of our Province, Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv. (pictured at left with the ...

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JPIC Farm Focus

July 5, 2022 U.S. Catholic Cover Story - online article: "Catholic farmers do the dirty work of sustainable living" featuring ...

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Summer with our Student Friars

Friar Richard Rome, OFM Conv. is a Solemnly Professed Friar, in formation for the priesthood. He began his 2022 Summer ...

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Franciscan Friars Conventual Grey Habit

Questions are often presented about the varying colors of grey (light to almost black) of our Order's habit. As you can see ...

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Statue of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Anthony of Padua

Entering the cortile at the entrance of our Ellicott City, MD ministry ~ The Shrine of St. Anthony, as you ...

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Brazil's Quinquennio

June 20-25, 2022: Two friars of our Province's Immaculate Conception Custody, Frei Jesus Rodrigues do Amaral, OFM Conv. (left)and Frei ...

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JPIC Focused Solemn Vow Pilgrimage

June 1-18, 2022: Fr. Michael Lasky, OFM Conv., the Order's Delegate General for JPIC and a friar of our province, ...

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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 following the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi. We invite you to take some time to explore our website to learn about us and our various ministries.

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