Meson de Niño’s

The situation related to COVID-19 is extremely dynamic in Guaymas and the Mexican government is starting to take protective measures – work from home, businesses shut down for a period of time, canceled school and no large group gatherings. Based upon the current conditions, the Casa Franciscana leadership team is dramatically reducing our services for…

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Fathers that Carry a Heavy Cross

My dear brothers and sisters, Some of you who visited our Casa Franciscana Mission in Guaymas, MX will remember Roberto, the elderly man who always wore his weathered cowboy hat.  He walked approximately a mile down a precarious graveled road, with the help of his cane, six days a week to eat at the Mesón…

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Br. Ivo Toneck, OFMDecember 5, 1927-February 29, 2020 On Thursday evenings, Ivo and Gerard would join us for Mass and dinner.About six months ago, Ivo made his usual Thursday arrival in his beat-up pickup truck, would take a seat in our living room and enjoy his beloved Coca Cola while discussing with us the latest…

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Brother Ivo left this world February 29, 2020 at the age of 97.  He was an example for all of us to believe in our God, to believe in the goodness of people and to persevere.  He came to the Casa Franciscan Mission approximately 40 years ago with the idea that Music is the language…

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