Christ the King, of the Breadlines

The liturgical year culminates in the great Feast of Christ the King, which Pope Pius XI instituted in 1925.  After the turmoil of World War I, along with the rise of atheism in communist countries, he wanted to  remind us of the final victory and unity under Christ,...

The Weight of Talents

By Jason Lillis, Family Life Coordinator For the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time What does it mean to have talents? Something many of us have heard from our youngest days: Use your talents, and you’ll go far! The parable we hear in today’s gospel reinforces that old...

November 13, 2011

Dear Brothers and Sisters, During these weeks of November as we prepare for Advent, the friars are taking time during our homilies to speak about the revised Roman Missal which will be implemented on the First Sunday of Advent,   November 27, 2011.  It is our hope...

Holiday Gifts to Death Row

This past fall, St. Francis of Assisi assumed the role of facilitating a holiday gift project for men and women on death row in North Carolina.  People on North Carolina’s death row are not allowed to receive homemade goodies that many of us enjoy at the holidays. ...
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