Saint Francis's Prayer Praising Mary the Mother of God Hail, O Lady, Holy Queen, Mary, holy Mother of God: you are the Virgin made Church chosen by the most Holy Father in heaven whom He consecrated with His most holy beloved Son and with the Holy Spirit the Paraclete, in whom there...

We are BACK with another Friar Friday! Today we introduce you to Br. Tony Marti OFM Cap. He is the President of St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA.   Br. Tony has been in the Franciscan Order for 31 years!! He knew he wanted to...

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi before the Blessed Sacrament We adore You, O Lord Jesus Christ, in this Church and all the Churches of the world, and we bless You, because, by Your holy Cross You have redeemed the world....

January 2022 Dear Friends of Padre Pio, Happy New Year to each of you! Like Christmas, the New Year presents us with ample hope and expectations. But curiously, these illusions that animate us so come from two kingdoms very different. We can imagine ourselves happy with what the...

THE PRAYER BEFORE THE CRUCIFIX AT SAN DAMIANO Most High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me true faith, certain hope and perfect charity, sense and knowledge, Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command. ...

Happy Friar Friday! Today we introduce you to Brother Lijoy Chiriyankandath Jose. He is a formator in our Order. This means he is a teacher to our novices and seminarians! He has been a friar for 25 Years. Br. Lijoy is orginically from India and currently...

Peace Prayer of Saint Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. O divine Master, grant that I may...

Happy #FriarFriday! Today we introduce you to Fr. Miguel Angel Ortiz! He is our Provincial Secretary and has a Friar for 44 years. He is originally from San Jose, California and now lives at St. Francis of Assisi Friary in Burlingame, CA. Fr. Miguel knew he...

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