World Day for Consecrated Life

On February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church celebrates a World Day for Consecrated Life.  This year, it is recognized in parishes on the weekend of February 6-7.  2021 is the 25th year for the world day, which celebrates the gift of religious consecration in the Church.  Since the earliest days of Christianity, men and women have dedicated their lives more completely to Christ by professing the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  For more than eight centuries, the Franciscan Friars Conventual have participated in this awesome tradition of consecration and self-offering.  Join the tradition; join us!

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Virtual Visit to the Papal Basilica and Sacro Convento of St. Francis in Assisi

Basilica Papale San Francesco d'Assisi

Papal Basilica and Sacro Convento of St. Francis of Assisi

Even though restrictions on pilgrim travel during the pandemic has limited in person visits to the Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi (Italy), their website contains enough information and visual content that you can spend some time on your own personal tour virtually. Our friars serving there look forward to the ability to again provide in person pilgrim tours for English speaking visitors. In the meantime, spend some time exploring the website.

Plunge for Vocations

Student Friars of our North American Provinces are on retreat in Ocean City, MD. Several took some time to participate in a Plunge for Vocations in the cold Atlantic Ocean, as seen in this video posted on the Facebook Page of our confreres of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation. Keep them and all of our friars in formation, as well as those in discernment, in your continued prayers. For more information on life as a Franciscan Friar Conventual of Our Lady of the Angels Province, email

Catching up with Friar Brad

Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Brad Milunski, OFM Conv. is the Director of our Inter-Province Postulancy, in Chicago, IL. In addition, he serves as a Pilgrim Guide for Franciscan Pilgrimages and gives his time on several ministry Boards, including the Franciscan Mission Service, where he serves as Board Chair. On January 7, 2021, virtually from the Chapel in the St. Bonaventure Friary (The Postulancy) , he was presider at their Mass of Gratitude for Monthly Donors.