Prayer for Our Missionaries

Good Father, Full of love and compassion, we ask you for the Pope, the bishops, priests, religious and missionaries that take your Gospel to all the Earth blessing them and giving them your love so they can keep living a life for the love of Christ the missionary. That their message be one of joy…

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DACA and the Deportation of DREAMers: A Franciscan Ethical Perspective

What Fr. David Couturier has to Say David Couturier, OFM Cap. is the Dean of the School of Franciscan Studies at St. Bonaventure University. He gave a presentation recently entitled, “DACA and the Deportation of DREAMers: A Franciscan Ethical Perspective” which we offer for download it its entirety, here. The presentation starts off with the fundamentals…

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Service Mission November 9th-12th

                                                  Put your Faith and Humanity to Work When you visit Casa Franciscana, Guaymas, often the expectation is to find the beautiful traditional California style mission.  Instead, there are old run-down…

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Making the Inhuman more human

          Jesus tells us, “I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). St. Irenaeus claimed “The glory of God is the human person fully alive.” Many of us have enjoyed the “abundant life” that God wants for all of us.  We have been blessed with health, education, loving…

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The Intrepid Brother Ivo

  If you walk the streets of Guaymas with Brother Ivo, be prepared to stop a lot.  Everybody knows him and takes the time to chat.  In July, he received another of many honors during the annual Festival Mar Bermejo commemorating the 1854 Battle of Guaymas.  At the festival, he was recognized as a major…

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Put your Faith to Work with the Friars in Guaymas

Casa Franciscana Service Mission Group Photo in Guaymas, Mexico

Casa Franciscana Mission in Guaymas – Our mission. Your service mission team will minister to the Casa Franciscana support facilities while serving in Guaymas. Each day you will work in small teams on the facilities and then develop your Franciscan theological understanding each afternoon and in the evenings. By strengthening and working on the Casa…

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Provincials Statement on Charlottesville

Provincials Statement on Charlottesville U.S. SUB-CONFERENCE | ENGLISH SPEAKING CONFERENCE ORDER OF FRIARS MINOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 2017 As followers of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron of peace, we, the Franciscans Friars of the United States join with the many public and religious leaders and fellow-citizens who have condemned the recent violence…

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Please Help Us to Go to School!

My dear brothers and sisters, July 24, 2017 This time last year, I reached out to you for help to send the children in the poor neighborhoods of Guaymas to school. Here and, possibly even in the U.S., children cannot go to school without shoes. Imagine the heartache of parents who cannot afford to feed…

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WHY WOULDN’T YOU?

WHY WOULDN’T YOU?

If you could double your gift to the Casa Franciscana Mission without costing you a cent, WHY WOULDN’T YOU? Hundreds of U.S. companies will match their employees’ charitable donations. Some will even match donations of their retirees. Go to this webpage to find your company: Corporate Match Directory.pdf Most matching companies require verification of the…

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