Prayer for Enlightenment Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God, grant us in our misery [the grace] to do for You alone what we know You want us to do, and always to desire what pleases You. Thus, inwardly cleansed, interiorly enlightened, and inflamed by the fire of the...

Happy Friar Friday! Today we want to introduce you to someone very special in our province, Father David Beaumont. He is a capuchin missionary priest who is truly walking in the footsteps of our dear friend Saint Francis himself.   Father David knew from a young age...

For Your Love O Lord, I pray that the fiery and sweet strength of your love may draw my soul to you from all things that are under heaven, that I may die for love of your love as you did die for the love of my love. Amen. ...

SENDING FORTH MASS OF FR. ADAN AS A MISSIONARY   Yesterday, Friday, January 7, at the closing mass of our XX Assembly, our custos Fr. Israel Maldonado sent forth our brother Adán Gomez  as a missionary to the land of the Amazon.   Fr. Adán will leave in the...

Happy Friar Friday!   Today we’d like to introduce you to Br. Lance C. Love OFM Cap. He is the Business Administrator at the San Lorenzo Seminary. He has been a friar for 27 years!   Br. Lance was born in Oakland, CA and currently lives in Santa Ynez,...

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...

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