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One year ago this month that we planted the first plants on Little Portion Farm. At that point the farm ...

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Curley Senior Celebrates Sacraments of Initiation

On Thursday, June 25, 2020, during a special Mass celebrated at our pastoral ministry of St. Casimir Church (Baltimore, MD), ...

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Franciscan Action Newtwork (FAN) and the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities have planned a 3-part webinar series on Laudato ...

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Provincial Meeting with the President of Poland

On Wednesday, June 24, 2020, Our Lady of the Angels Province Minister Provincial, the Very Reverend Fr. James McCurry, OFM ...

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World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

On June 19, 2020, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, we join in a World Day of ...

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Franciscan Voice

This new website represents a joint-endeavor of friars from across the CFF, seeks to update and unify our online branding, ...

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Re-Opening Ministries of the Province

As our province ministries are mostly spread throughout the East Coast of North America (Ontario, Canada down to Florida, USA), ...

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Checking in with Ministries

Burlington, NC: The Little Portion Food Pantry, sponsored by our pastoral ministry of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Community, serves those experiencing ...

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Consecration to the Immaculate

Consistent with our Franciscan charism and tradition of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, our province has been progressing in ...

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Order of the White Eagle Awarded Posthumously for Father Łucjan Królikowski, OFM Conv.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to social and charitable activities for the benefit of Polish war orphans, victims of ...

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Congratulations Class of 2020!

Ministries throughout our province have missed out on "standard" graduation ceremonies and celebrations for the students served by our friars ...

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Prayer for Peace with our Friars of Brazil

Inspired by the Holy Spirit, on the Solemnity of Pentecost, the friars of our Provincial Custody of the Immaculate Conceição ...

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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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FriarPalooza

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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FR. DONALD: PRAYER IN THE PANDEMIC

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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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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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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Hope Amidst the Thorns (Spes inter Spinas)

Statement of the Four Ministers Provincial of the Franciscan Friars Conventual in the USA: The Franciscan Friars Conventual raise our voices in solidarity with all people of good will in grieving the death of George Floyd. In the wake of his killing, we echo humanity’s plea for justice, reconciliation, unity, and peace. May God fire our hearts these days with new hope.
At the Last Supper, Jesus Christ prayed for unity “that all may be one” (Jn. 17:21). After He took His last breath amidst the violence of Calvary, Jesus rose on the third day with an urgent message of hope for the world: “Peace be with you”! Empowered by the Risen Christ’s Gospel message of peace and hope, St. Francis of Assisi sent his followers to become instruments of peace and healing in the broken, fragile world of the Middle Ages.
Now in modern times, the message of Jesus and the mission of St. Francis are as crucial as ever for our country and world. As Franciscans, we friars understand the frustration and outrage of our African American brothers and sisters. St. Francis walked gently into tense situations of discord, seeking paths to peaceful reconciliation. He dialogued with the Sultan of Egypt during the divisive animosity of the crusades. He knelt to reverence society’s poor, and he stood to challenge society’s wolves and powerbrokers.
We friars reaffirm the words of the Second Vatican Council: “Every form of social or cultural discrimination in fundamental personal rights, on the grounds of sex, race, color, social conditions, language, or religion must be curbed and eradicated as incompatible with God’s design” (Gaudium et Spes #29.2). There can be no peace without justice. Ever since the first Africans were brought to Virginia as slaves in 1619, a long history of systemic racism has existed in our country.
We Franciscan Friars pledge ourselves to prayer and witness in actions of solidarity for the ending of racial injustice and for peace in our streets. Prayer alone is not enough. We call for genuine dialogue among our country’s diverse peoples – the courageous seeking of ways to change disordered systems of human, economic, political, and ecclesial interaction which exclude and demean “the other.” We embrace a Gospel of Hope for the inclusion, equality, and unity of everyone in America “from sea to shining sea.” While we have time, let us do good.

Fr. Victor Abegg, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of St. Joseph of Cupertino Province
Fr. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of Our Lady of Consolation Province
Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of Our Lady of the Angels Province
Fr. Michael Zielke, OFM Conv., Minister Provincial of St. Bonaventure Province

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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”