The Canticle of the Creatures

Click here to view a video of the friars of the Province of St. Barbara reciting St. Francis’ Canticle of Creatures in different languages. The Canticle of the Creatures is a hymn of praise...

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 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...

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...