• Wednesday, February 17th
    Ash Wednesday

    This Ash Wednesday our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Br. Basil Valente, OFM, Fr. David Convertino, OFM, and Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM.

    We hope these Wednesday masses during Lent bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, February 18th
    Special Episode Just for Lent!

    Put on your apron and turn up on that flame! This Lenten Season we are sharing delicious recipes that will make you forget meat altogether. Today, Fr. Julian Jagudilla, OFM shares his family recipe for Egg Drop Soup. Serve this warm comforting dish during the last few weeks of winter!
  • Friday, February 19th
    Join us today, February 19th, as Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM reflects on the Stations of the Cross.

    Only with your support and prayer can we continue our lifesaving work— feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
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  • Saturday, February 20, 2021
    National “Love Your Pet” Day

    Today Pray:

    In Your infinite wisdom, Lord God, when You created the universe. You blessed us with all living creatures. We especially thank You for giving us our pets who are our friends and who bring us so much joy in life. Their presence very often helps us get through trying times. Kindly bless my pet and all pets.

    May my pet continue giving me joy and remind me of Your power. May we realize that as our pets trust us to take care of them, so we should trust You to take care of us, and in taking care of them we share in Your love for all Your creatures.

    Enlighten our minds to preserve all endangered species so that we may continue to appreciate all Your creatures. Amen.

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    At the Franciscan Store, we strive to embody St. Francis’ teachings by offering a variety of spiritual resources in the form of prayer cards, books, and religious articles. It is our hope that the prayer cards, works of art, and religious articles offered for sale will be a visible reminder of Franciscan life and of Christ’s call to love and serve others.

    Religious articles, some hand made in Assisi, and all of our books and religious cards, have been written or designed by Franciscan Friars and Sisters. All proceeds from the sale of our religious goods go towards the support of the ministries of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province.

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    Be sure to view our beautiful collection of pet products and St. Francis devotional items. All of our gifts are blessed and carefully packaged by one of the friars. Please know that every dollar you spend in our store helps support our various ministries to the poor and needy!
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  • Sunday, February 21st
    Now is the time to consider what Lent is going to mean to us this year. Today, the Friars invite you to join Fr. David as we reflect on "The Three Pillars of Lent" - Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving.

    Prayer during Lent offers us a special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to reinforce our commitment to the Gospel way of life. Fasting helps us to stop thinking about ourselves and start thinking about what truly matters in life, and Jesus teaches that Giving to the poor means making the needs of others our own.

    The poor are all around us: the hungry and homeless who are often children, the elderly, the sick and the suffering, families and the mentally ill. Whenever we give something of ourselves, something that makes us feel the cost, we will receive blessings from God in return.

    The Franciscan Friars serve over 2 million poor and desperate who come to our doors each year. We need your help now to continue our programs of feeding the hungry, giving clothing to those in need, and formula and diapers for infants who have practically nothing.

    Your Lenten gift can help so many who need our help each day. We need your wonderful generosity this Lent to help make the lives of the poor more livable. In deciding, decide generously. After all, Jesus gave himself—all of himself-up for us. May this Lent of 2021 make all the difference in the world to you!
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  • Monday, February 22nd
    Pray Today:

    Jesus, Lent calls me not just to follow you as you journey to Calvary, but to join you in holiness, obeying the Father’s will and serving others with peace and joy.

    Today pray:

    For Franciscan parishes that by their welcome and service they may be signs of God’s love and comfort.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me. Daily Scripture Reflection: “The LORD said to Moses: ‘Speak to the whole Israelite community and tell them: Be holy, for I, the LORD your God, am holy.’” –Leviticus 19:1-2
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  • Tuesday, February 23rd
    Pray Today:

    Dear Lord, each day’s breaking news reveals a shaken earth and, sometimes, my shaken self. Be my refuge in my sorrow and dismay. Remind me, Jesus, that you are no stranger to loss and pain.

    Today pray:

    For rescue workers and victims of natural disasters that they be supported by the presence of God and by efforts of the world community.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in distress. Therefore we fear not, though the earth be shaken and mountains plunge into the depths of the sea.” –Psalm 46:2-3
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  • Wednesday, February 24th
    On this First Wednesday of Lent, our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM and Fr. David Convertino, OFM.

    We hope these weekly masses from the Friars bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, February 25th
    Pray Today:
    Lord, these Lenten days, you call us to turn from sin and draw closer to you. Give me the courage to reflect on my life and to come to you as I am, trusting that your love and mercy will make me whole.

    On this Second Thursday in Lent, join Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM for a new episode of Friar Art. Discover the history behind Hokusai’s iconic “The Great Wave” and how it has influenced the work of many artists.
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  • Friday, February 26th
    Join us today, February 26th, as Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM reflects on the Stations of the Cross.

    Only with your support and prayer can we continue our lifesaving work— feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
  • Saturday February, 27th
    Pray Today:

    Loving God, You blessed the Virgin Mary with the fullness of grace. May she be my model of faith, hope, and love. I dedicate this day to her and ask for her protection and motherly love.

    Holy God, I place these petitions into her care (mention your prayer requests).

    With her help, allow my faith to grow. Instill in me the virtue of hope, and help me to bring this hope to others. Guide me in understanding Your boundless love, and help me share that love with others. Remind me of her wonderful generosity and help me to be always generous with all that I have.

    Holy God, join my heart with Mary’s tender, loving heart so that, like her, I may love unconditionally and pray unceasingly. May her prayer, the gift of a mother’s love, be mine through all my days. I ask all this through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

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    Be sure to view our beautiful collection of gifts and devotional items. All of our gifts are blessed and carefully packaged by one of the friars. Please know that every dollar you spend in our store helps support our various ministries to the poor and needy!
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  • Sunday, February 28th
    Join Fr. David as we reflect on the First Pillar of Lent— Prayer.

    Prayer during Lent offers us a special opportunity to grow in our relationship with God and to reinforce our commitment to the Gospel way of life.

    Pope Francis said, “Lent is a privileged time for prayer.” The Pope was quoting St. Augustine, who described giving to charity and fasting as “the two wings of prayer,” because they are signs of humility and charity.

    But sometimes we forget that someone who needs us to pray for them is ourselves. Every day, we may feel lonely, troubled with worries, and may simply feel overwhelmed withal that is happening in our world. Never be afraid to tell God about what’s bothering you. Give your troubles over to God, He can carry anything!

    We need your prayers and wonderful generosity this Lent to help make the lives of the poor more livable. The poor are all around us: the hungry and homeless who are often children, the elderly, the sick and the suffering, families and the mentally ill.

    The Franciscan Friars serve over 2 million poor and desperate who come to our doors each year. We need your help now to continue our programs of feeding the hungry, giving clothing to those in need, and formula and diapers for infants who have practically nothing.

    Your Lenten gift can help so many who need our help each day. We need your wonderful generosity this Lent to help make the lives of the poor more livable. In deciding, decide generously. After all, Jesus gave himself — all of himself — up for us. May this Lent of 2021 make all the difference in the world to you!
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  • Monday, March 1st
    Pray Today:

    Today, Lord, open my eyes to the many blessings you have given me, that I may be a blessing for others.

    Today pray:

    For farmers and all those who care for our natural resources, that they may lead all of us in acting as good stewards of creation.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture, give thanks to you forever; from generation to generation we will recount your praise.” –Psalm 79:13
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  • Tuesday, March 2nd
    Pray Today:

    Lord, give me the humility to see myself as you see me, your disciple−gifted, awed and loved.

    Today pray:

    For those who struggle to nd or to accept love.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” –Matthew 23:10-12
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  • Wednesday, March 3rd
    On this Second Week of Lent, our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Fr. Dan Kenna, OFM and Fr. David Convertino, OFM.

    We hope these weekly masses from the Friars bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, March 4th
    Today on Friar Chef, Fr. Julian Jagudilla, OFM shares his recipe for Shrimp Dumpling Soup! This comforting and meatless meal will have you looking forward to Friday nights this Lenten season.

    Serve this dish to your family and share your results with us!
    Click Here For Written Instructions and Ingredients
  • Friday, March 5th
    Join us today, March 5th, as Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM reflects on the Stations of the Cross.

    Only with your support and prayer can we continue our lifesaving work— feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
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  • Saturday, March 6th
    Pray Today:
    Jesus, sometimes your kind words and deeds seem too demanding. Help me to willingly take up whatever small or large crosses are mine to bear so that in dying to myself I and life.

    Today pray:
    For the poor, that they take comfort in God and that they have their needs met.

    Conclude your prayer with:
    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:
    “Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life.” –John 6:63

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    St. Francis used the Tau as his signature on his letters as a symbol, a seal, and a coat of arms. It is said that the Franciscan Habit is nothing less than the Cross of Christ to which the friar is tied by the cord with three knots symbolizing: POVERTY, CHASTITY, OBEDIENCE.

    When wearing his habit, when a friar stands with his arms outstretched, he becomes a Tau, a living Tau. Today Franciscans wear the Tau Cross as a sign of their commitment to Christ and the power of his love to transform us into the very best person we can possibly become.
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  • Sunday, March 7th
    Pope Francis says, “Fasting makes sense if it really chips away at our security and benefits someone else.”

    Fasting during Lent helps us stop thinking about "ME" and start thinking about what truly matters in life. We stop thinking of our own needs and wants. We worry less about what and when we will eat and begin to allow God to come into our lives more completely.

    Fasting means eliminating obstacles that obscure our focus, clutter our vision, and stop us from being in a relationship with God and with others in our lives. Fasting helps clarify our obligation to help others who have less than we do.

    Help us make this Lent a time of wonderful generosity and care that comes from our prayer and from fasting for the sake of others.

    The Franciscan Friars serve over 2 million poor and desperate who come to our doors each year. We urgently need your help now more than ever to continue to assist the 2 million people, children, women and men – often WHOLE FAMILIES--who come to us for the basic necessities of life we often take for granted each day.

    In deciding, decide generously. After all, Jesus gave himself — all of himself — up for us. We need your prayers and wonderful generosity this Lent to help make the lives of the poor more livable. The poor are all around us: the hungry and homeless who are often children, the elderly, the sick and the suffering, families and the mentally ill.
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  • Monday, March 8th
    Pray Today:

    Lord, open my heart to whatever dreams you have for me this day. Whether the tasks be small or large, easy or difficult, help me to act with courage and fidelity.

    Today pray:

    For all workers and for those seeking employment that they receive just compensation and personal fulfillment.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “... the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, ‘Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the Holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.’” –Matthew 1:20-21
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  • Tuesday, March 9th
    Pray Today:

    Lord, it is easy for me to keep track of someone else’s shortcomings. Sometimes I even find myself rehearsing past wrongs, imagining cutting retorts I might have made. How far this is from your teaching and example! Help me to forgive and to move beyond past hurts.

    Today pray:

    For Franciscan peacemakers that their service of prayer and witness be a sign of hope.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “Peter approached Jesus and asked him, ‘Lord, if my brother sins against me how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I say to you not seven but seventy-seven times.’” –Matthew 18:21-22
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  • Wednesday, March 10th
    On this Third Week of Lent, our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Fr. Dan Kenna, OFM and Fr. David Convertino, OFM.

    We hope these weekly masses from the Friars bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, March 11th
    On this Third Thursday of Lent, join Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM, for a new episode of FriarArt! Continue to join us as we explore the history behind the block print process and how this beautiful art relates to our Lenten journey.
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  • Friday, March 12th
    Join us today as Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM reflects on the Stations of the Cross.

    Only with your support and prayer can we continue our lifesaving work— feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
  • March 13th
    Today: Pray for us, St. Anthony, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

    God, our loving Father, you are glorified in your servant St. Anthony, whose glory is the crowning of your gifts to him. In his life on earth you give us an example. In our prayerful communion with him you give us his friendship.

    In his prayer for the Church you give us strength and protection. We praise and thank you, Lord, for these benefits through Jesus Christ, your Son, Amen.

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    • additional prayers and devotions
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  • Sunday, March 14th
    Molly and her daughter need your support. This Sunday, we reflect on the Third Pillar of Lent - Charity. This pillar is about putting our Love Into Action and Giving to help others.

    This third pillar is strongly connected to the other two pillars, praying and fasting, almost like a three-legged stool. The stool is useless without each leg to hold it up and make it sturdy. We can pray and fast all we want, but if we don’t help God’s poor, then our fasting and prayers are empty and silent.

    My dear friends, there is so much we can do and so much we need to do. We cannot let hunger, starvation and homelessness continue without doing something help these children women and men who are suffering every day.

    Please – help us help them with the basics of life, the thing simple things we enjoy every day, often without thinking of them. Help us bring them food, clothing and companionship, someone they can speak with after they are fed and made safe and warm by making a donation today.
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  • Monday, March 15th
    Pray Today:

    Lord, Lent calls me to remember your passion and death and to accept your invitation to live fully. Renew my faith, Lord, so that I may be more open to receive and respond to your grace.

    Today pray:

    For those who are seriously ill, that they may be comforted by the promise that whether we live or die we remain in Christ.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “The royal official said to him, ‘Sir, come down before my child dies.’ Jesus said to him, ‘You may go; your son will live.’ The man believed what Jesus said to him and left. While he was on his way back, his slaves met him and told him that his boy would live.” –John 4:49-51
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  • Tuesday, March 16th
    Pray Today:

    Jesus, like Peter, I readily profess my love for you, but you know both my good intentions and my weaknesses. Steady me, Lord, in my resolve to do good and in my disappointment when I fall short.

    Today pray:

    For your people, that they come to know Christ and follow his way.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “Peter said to him, ‘Master, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.’ Jesus answered, ‘Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times.’” –John 13:36-38
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  • Wednesday, March 17th
    On this Wednesday in the Fourth Week of Lent, our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Fr. Dennis Wilson, OFM and Fr. David Convertino, OFM.

    We hope these weekly masses from the Friars bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, March 18th
    Friar Chef is back with a NEW meal to love during Lent! Today, Fr. Tom Gallagher, OFM shares his delicious recipe for Baked Cod.
  • Friday, March 19th
    Join us today, March 19th, as Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM reflects on the Stations of the Cross. Join our online Lenten Calendar to renew your spirit and receive meditations directly to your inbox daily!

    Only with your support and prayer can we continue our lifesaving work— feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
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  • Saturday, March 20th
    Pray Today:
    Lord, give me the humility to see myself as you see me, your disciple−gifted, awed and loved.

    Today pray:
    For those who struggle to nd or to accept love.

    Conclude your prayer with:
    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:
    “Do not be called ‘Master’; you have but one master, the Christ. The greatest among you must be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.” –Matthew 23:10-12

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  • Sunday, March 21st
    Today, Fr. David Convertino, OFM reflects on forgiveness during Lent. As we approach Holy Week, we will soon hear these words:

    “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

    These are words of forgiveness from Jesus. Many times, we often can be “grudge-holders” and block forgiveness. It is often hard to resist the urge to retell the grudge story in our minds, stirring up the hurt and anger.

    When we harbor anger and resentment we continue to give those who have hurt us power over us. When we let go of the anger and resentment and forgive the one who has hurt us, we actually free ourselves from the chains holding us back from living a full life.

    As we come to the celebration of the Passion and Death of Christ, we can hear his words of forgiveness over and over in our heads – now let’s move his words to our hearts.
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  • Monday, March 22nd
    Pray Today:

    Lord, it is so easy for me to judge others for what I assume to be their values, attitudes and lifestyle. The next time I’m tempted to judge someone, help me to follow your example and extend to that person compassion and encouragement instead of condemnation.

    Today pray:

    For those who gossip or put others down that they may have a change of heart and for those who have suffered because of gossip or bullying.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may my Lenten practices increase my love for you and deepen my confidence in the great love you have for me.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “But when they continued asking him, he straightened up and said to them, ‘Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.’” –John 8:7
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  • Tuesday, March 23rd
    Pray Today:

    Jesus, Word of God, speak to me that I may know and follow your will. Then Lord speak through me – through my daily deeds and words so that others may come to know you through me.

    Today pray:

    For those struggling with addiction that they may find the strength and support they need.

    Conclude your prayer with:

    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:

    “Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down and do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats, So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth; It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will, achieving the end for which I sent it.” –Isaiah 55:10-11
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  • Wednesday, March 24th
    On this Wednesday in the Fifth Week of Lent, our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Fr. Tom Gallagher, OFM and Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM. We hope these weekly masses from the Friars bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, March 25th
    Today, we welcome back Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM, a Franciscan Artist in Residence at The St. Francis Friary in New York City.

    Fr. Michael continues to explore Hokusai's "The Great Wave" and how it was influenced by the Western Art World. He also discusses the elements of color and perspective of this famous and vibrant color block print.

    Hokusai was considered courageous for creating this masterpiece during the Sokoku Period- a time of suppression in Japan. How can we be courageous in our own lives, as Hokusai was in his art? Join Fr. Michael as we see beyond what is common and expected of us each day and start making positive changes and taking brave actions during this Lenten season.
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  • Friday, March 26th
    Join us today, March 26th, as Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM reflects on the Stations of the Cross. Join our online Lenten Calendar to renew your spirit and receive meditations directly to your inbox daily!

    Only with your support and prayer can we continue our lifesaving work— feeding, sheltering and clothing the poor.
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  • Saturday, March 27th
    Pray Today:
    Lord, by your passion, death and resurrection, you are the gift and guarantee of life after death. Comfort me when I mourn the loss of loved ones and companion me when I face my own death, for I believe that you are the way, the truth and the life.

    Today pray:
    For all those who mourn that they nd comfort and for those who provide bereavement support.

    Conclude your prayer with:
    Lord, may the grace of this holy season open my heart to your life and love. Stir your spirit within me that I may follow your way of generous service and ready forgiveness.

    Daily Scripture Reflection:
    Jesus told Martha, “I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die.” –John 11:25-26

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  • Sunday, March 28th
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we begin our Holy Week meditations. Today, Br. Basil Valente, OFM reflects on Palm Sunday.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Monday, March 29th
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we continue our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. Tom Gallagher, OFM, reflects on Monday of Holy Week.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Tuesday, March 30th
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we continue our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. David Convertino, OFM, reflects on Tuesday of Holy Week.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Wednesday, March 31st
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we continue our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM, reflects on Spy Wednesday.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Wednesday, March 31st
    On Wednesday of Holy Week, our Friars invite you to celebrate Mass with Fr. Michael Reyes, OFM and Fr. David Convertino, OFM.

    We hope these weekly masses from the Friars bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Thursday, April 1st
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we continue our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. Dan Kenna, OFM, reflects on Holy Thursday.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Friday, April 2nd
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we continue our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. Michael Carnevale, OFM, reflects on Good Friday.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Saturday, April 3rd
    Join the Franciscan Friars as we continue our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. Dennis Wilson, OFM, reflects on Holy Saturday.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week bring comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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  • Sunday, April 4th
    Wishing you a very blessed Easter Sunday From The Franciscan Friars! Join the Friars as we conclude our Holy Week meditations. Today, Fr. David Convertino, OFM, reflects on Easter Sunday.

    We hope these daily meditations during Holy Week have brought comfort to your hearts and a sense of togetherness in this continued time of isolation. Your support is critical in our Friar’s ongoing efforts to fight poverty and hunger in these desperate times.
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