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Earth Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway

Come join us at Mount Saint Francis for a celebration of Earth Day 2021! On Saturday, April 24th, we’re having our 2nd Annual Free Tree Giveaway from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. The free tree seedlings include White Oak, Sycamore, and River Birch. Check out full details about this event…

Mission Spotlight – Posada Guadalupe

Posada Guadalupe is a shelter for immigrants whose mission is inspired by Matthew 25: “I was a stranger, and you welcomed me.” The ministry’s story began in the 1980s when a courageous woman opened her home, providing food and shelter, to Central Americans who were coming to the United States…

A Chaplain’s Prayer

A Chaplain’s Prayer By Friar Ken Bartsch, OFM Conv. Hospital Chaplain at VA Hospital in Louisville, KY Water from the side of Christ, wash me. First check the counter-top for that clear film of water That stains your pants and makes you look silly, then lean forward, right foot on…

No Joke, Brother Bob

This poem was orgianlly written and read as tribute to Brother Bob Baxter OFM Conv. at his funeral in 2018. It serves as a reminder of the importance and impact we can have on one another through interfaith relationships and dialogue. Marilyn Kallet served as Knoxville Poet Laureate, June 2018-June…

A Time to Act…

We want to shine a light on some of the people we serve next to and the communities in which we operate. These are examples of bold action despite the challenges of COVID-19. The people we work for and work beside inspire us. Together we become “lesser than the least.”…

A Time to Choose …

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Taking Time to Discern – When What is Right and What is Easy Don’t Align By Friar Charles McCarthy, OFM Conv. Friar Charles McCarthy bagging lunches for those in need in Albuquerque, NM In “Part Two: A Time to Choose,” in Let Us…

A Time to See…

An Eye for an Eye? Recognizing Human Dignity In All Our Brothers and Sisters By Friar Ian Bremar, OFM Conv. In his new book, Let Us Dream, Pope Francis speaks of “stoppages,” which can be a “good time for sifting, for reviewing the past… what we have been given, and…

Let Us Dream…

A Time to See We must become aware of the vulnerability of the social fabric of our society and our world and simultaneously begin to cultivate spaces where we can retell our stories of hope, struggle, and self-sacrifice. Pope Francis cries when he recalls the many faces that have tugged…
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