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Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi’s feast day is October 4. Giovanni Francesco Bernardone was born in 1181 or 1182 and died October 3, 1226. He founded the Order of Friars Minor, commonly known as the Franciscans. He is the patron saint of animals and the environment, and Italy. Churches often hold services with animals near to… Continue Reading

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Br Colin Wilfred RIP

Br Colin Wilfred RIP

Brother Colin Wilfred SSF died August 2nd, in Canterbury, England. He had been suffering for some time of pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease. Brother Colin was in his early 70s. Brother Colin was a member of the Society of St Francis, the Anglican Franciscans. [UK site; NZ site] Br Colin will be well known… Continue Reading

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Eucharistic flash mob

Eucharistic flash mob

A Eucharistic flash mob in the centre of Preston, UK, organised by the Capuchin Franciscans on Ascension Day 2011. Jesus Christ is in every book of the Bible. In Genesis, Jesus is the Seed of the Woman.
 In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb. 
In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar, and the Lamb… Continue Reading

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Immaculate Conception

Immaculate Conception

The last NZ Catholic reports the Advertising Standards Complaints Board not upholding complaints about the offensiveness of the Christmas billboard of St Matthew’s in the City. I do not want to discuss the billboard here – there are plenty of other sites to do that. Nor the Easter billboard, which some regard as even more… Continue Reading

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First Franciscan in the REC

First Franciscan in the REC

The video shows Bishop Dan Morse receiving the vows of the first Franciscan Friar, Fr. Greg Mashburn, in the Reformed Episcopal Church. The service took place on September 25, 2009, at the 2009 Synod of the Missionary Diocese of the Central States. Further to previous comments on the celebration of last Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI… Continue Reading

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Maximilian Kolbe

Maximilian Kolbe

In 1998 statues of ten modern martyrs were unveiled on the West of the (Anglican) Westminster Abbey. Maximilian Kolbe, whose feast day is today (August 14), is one of them. He grew up in Poland at the end of the nineteenth century. He decided to become a Franciscan. Fr. Kolbe set up what he called… Continue Reading

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Year for Priests – St  John Vianney

Year for Priests – St John Vianney

As well as the Roman Catholic Church, many Anglican churches celebrate St John Vianney on August 4. This year it is 150 years since the death of the priest who is known more commonly by his title “Curé d’Ars” (the parish priest of the village of Ars-sur-Formans). He is the patron saint of parish priests,… Continue Reading

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