Franciscan Friars in the Great Northwest

Meet the Franciscan friars of the Great Northwest! At present, we have two major fraternities (houses) of friars in the region: one with a concentration of men living and working in the Portland, Oregon...

The Way of St. Francis

The Way of St. Francis is a full-color magazine published by the Franciscan Friars of California (OFM), three times a year (Winter / Spring / Fall) which provides ongoing information about the life, ministry,...

Franciscan Spirituality

Time, Hospitality, and Eucharist: The Road to Emmaus By Daniel P. Horan, OFM Originally Posted May 4, 2014 Last week’s Gospel featuring the so-called “doubting” Thomas, one of the Twelve also called Didymus, tends...

Ministry Spotlight—Alberto Villafan

“GOD HAS PLANS FOR US… AND GOD IS IN CHARGE” —FRIAR ALBERTO VILLAFAN IN GUADALUPE, ARIZONA It’s 7 o’clock on a Saturday morning–another muggy day in Phoenix. Father Alberto has been up since 5...

Franciscan Spirituality

Christ-Centered Franciscan Spirituality is an incarnational, earthy spirituality. God is close to creation, not far away, “up there.” As St. Bonaventure put it, God bends down to us, lifting us up. Franciscan spirituality reveres...

Friar Spotlight—John Gibbons

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE FRIAR JOHN GIBBONS ON MISSION IN SIBERIA Friar John Gibbons, a native of Beaverton, Oregon, was back in the USA recently to visit family and friends, and to seek donations...