The San Damiano Cross

The San Damiano Cross The Cross that spoke to St. Francis of Assisi The San Damiano Cross can be found in every friary, in Franciscan Universities, and in the home of, probably, every Secular Franciscan home in the world. This cross is a reproduction of the crucifix through which God … Continue Reading →

ARG 2017

Thanks all who were able to attend the Annual Regional meeting. Also special thanks to all that helped in any way with the setup, display, and the adoration room.

January meeting was cancelled

Hi Fraternity: I was just notified via email that St. Benedict Catholic Church follows Fulton County Winter Alerts; therefore, there will be NO meetings scheduled for this Sunday due to winter weather.  We will not meet this Sunday, 1/8/2017 at St. Benedict Catholic Church due to winter weather. The next … Continue Reading →

Daily Franciscan Email Newsletter

If you'd like to subscribe to a daily Franciscan email newsletter, pleaswe email Kathleen White, OFS at Curretly she is going through The Little Flowers of St. Francis, and she sometimes sends the parts of the Rule. I'd recommend this for your daily readings and reflections. Thanks.

Franciscan Saints & Blessed – Second part of the year

SS. GREGORY GRASSI, HERMINE GRIVOT (virgin), AND COMPANIONS (+1900) Friars Minor & Secular Franciscans. Martyrs in China The Boxer Rebellion in the northern provinces of China took its toll of the Catholic population, some 35,000 being killed in the year 1900 alone. Among them in July were three Franciscan bishops … Continue Reading →

Traditional Franciscan Calendar

Traditional Franciscan Calendar St Francis was born at Assisi, Italy, in the year 1181 or 1182, of the wealthy merchant Peter Bernardone and the gentle, pious Pica. His childhood and youth were spent in ease and luxury. He loved fine clothes and expended large sums for the entertainment of his … Continue Reading →

Official Schedule for Pope Francis U.S. Visit 2015

Official Schedule For Pope Francis’ Visit to U.S. Pope Francis Visits Washington D.C. Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4pm: Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:15 a.m: White House Welcoming Ceremony and personal meeting with President Barack Obama 11:30 a.m: Midday … Continue Reading →

Why Pope Francis Is Very Much Like St. Francis

Inside the conclave, when Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope, the cardinal seated beside him whispered, “Don’t forget the poor.” When asked, “What name will you take?” he said, “I choose the name Francis, in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.” The cardinals rose to their feet in applause. One Vatican … Continue Reading →

Secular Franciscans Live the Rule

Seeking Examples of the Ways Secular Franciscans Live the Rule JANUARY 19TH, 2015 Aspirations We hope that this site: Increases the world’s awareness of how Secular Franciscans bring the Gospel to life through living the rule. Inspires and encourages Secular Franciscans to more fully live the rule they promised to … Continue Reading →

Archdiocese of Atlanta Pastoral Plan Survey

The Archdiocese of Atlanta is beginning an exciting new effort to develop a Pastoral Plan. This document will guide the mission and direction of the Archdiocese for the next five years. The first step of this process is a quick survey (15 minutes or less) that will assist in identifying our most … Continue Reading →