Province Centennial Celebration

The year 2015 marks the centennial of the Province of St. Barbara. The chapters of this 100 year story focus on the friars’ relationships, participation, and partnerships for service.  In celebrating the past 100 years of the Province, we take a closer look at the daily work of the friars within this community through a traveling exhibition presented at locations throughout the Province, highlighting major movements and milestones and presenting the lives and stories of our brothers committed to the needs of those inside and outside the Province.

Join us as we celebrate together 100 years of Prayer, Fraternity, Joy and Service.

Accompany us on your journey with hope for the future.

Attend a prayer service, liturgy or reception.

Mark your calendars! Current exhibit locations and dates as follows:

  • February 22, 2015: San Damiano Retreat Center, Danville, CA
  • May 2 - 3, 2015: St. Francis Parish, Sacramento, CA
  • June 6, 2015: St. Francis Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • July 18 - 19, 2015, Sts. Simon & Jude Parish, Huntington Beach, CA
  • August 22 - 23, 2015: St. John the Baptist Parish, Portland, OR
  • September 4, 2015: St. Francis Retreat Center, San Juan Bautista, CA
  • September 13 and 20, 2015: Old Mission San Luis Rey, Oceanside, CA
  • October 4, 2015: St. Boniface & St. Anthony's, San Francisco, CA
  • November 14 - 15, 2015: Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ
  • December 4 - 6, 2015 - Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

More to come! Check this webpage for the most current schedule,

Below are a few of the activities the friars have been performing over the last 100 years, as well as a highlight of one friar who played an important role in this area: