Franciscans in California made history on the feast of St. Francis. For the first known time, the three USA novitiates of the three branches gathered for a common observance of the feast at San Lorenzo Novitiate in Santa Ynez CA. Twenty-eight novices and a total of 45 friars.
In a rare convergence, Ash Wednesday, marking the commencement of Lent, coincides with the celebration of love on Valentine’s Day this year. A peculiar juxtaposition