Taking Holy Week as a Season of Retreat

by Trevor Thompson Director of Pastoral Ministries Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Before moving to North Carolina, I spent many a Holy Week on retreat at a Franciscan retreat center in western New York called Mt. Irenaeus (www.mounti.com). There, with others,...

Displaced Columbian Shares His Story

On April 3, The Franciscan Coalition for Justice and Peace hosted Jesus Emilio Tuberquia from the village San Jose de Apartado in Colombia as part of its Sojourns for Justice Speaker Series.  With more than four million internally displaced people, Colombia is home to...

A Relationship with "Dirt"!?

On Thursday evening, as part of a Franciscan Coalition conversation on our relationship with the environment, nearly seventy people gathered in Founders Room and viewed the film Dirt! The Movie, a documentary film that looks at the relationship between humans and...