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In Loving Memory †Fr. John Raphael Hadnagy

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In Loving Memory +Friar John Raphael Hadnagy OFM Conv. Sharing the Healing Joy of the Holy Spirit   Franciscan Friar John Raphael Hadnagy lived with an openness to the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which poured forth in his singing, preaching, and ministry to those suffering physical and spiritual pain.…

Donor Story – Vernetta Haywood

Donor Story – Vernetta Haywood As Joe Berghausen and I pulled up to the suburban house outside of New Orleans we were immediately an object of interest. I was in my Franciscan habit which attracted some dumbfounded stares from people on the street, including the grandsons of Vernetta Haywood, the…

Federation of Conventuals in Latin America

The Federation of Conventuals in Latin America (FALC) is the largest Federation of the Conventual Franciscan Order, in terms of the number of friars and jurisdictions represented. (The Order is broken down into regions or federations, throughout the world.) With a few exceptions, this federation serves friars in every country…

Brother Olive Tree

A common sight in Italy is the tour guide’s umbrella, leading folks in and out of churches, museums, gift shops, and any door that says gelato or espresso. This coming June, eight young friars will join me for a pilgrimage in Italy, but there will be no umbrella for them…

Transitioning Our Relationship With Our Environment

With the launching of the Franciscan Earth Care Initiative in November 2018, the Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Province of Our Lady of Consolation have committed to implementing the message and goals of Pope Francis’s landmark encyclical, “Laudato Si.” This encyclical is a worldwide wake-up call to help humanity understand…

Let Us Build A House Where Love Can Dwell

The new Residence Hall will provide twelve bedrooms with a bath and shower in-between each bedroom; a laundry room on the second floor; and a large living room (735 square feet) where the friars can gather for community, seminars, and time together to build fraternity. Let Us Build A House…

Transitions

“He has been raised!” Our Fifty Days of Easter lead us to the Gift of Pentecost, the Gift of the Fullness of the Spirit. The Spirit that raised Jesus fills us with new life of graced friendship with God. Here and now our own share in the glory of His…
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