With more than 300 men serving the people of God in a wide variety of settings — colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers and diverse social ministries along the East Coast as well as in overseas missions — we are the largest of seven provinces in the United States belonging to the Order of Friars Minor. Like Franciscans world-wide, we strive to continue our Order's 800-year-old mission, bringing the Gospel into the everyday experience of men and women through our life in fraternity and compassionate service to all.
The mission of Catholic News Service is the mission of the Church itself -- to spread the Gospel through contemporary means of communication.
Our mission is to perform this task by reporting the news which affects Catholics in their everyday lives.
The New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE)
Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.
Welcome to the Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province! Are you being called to our way of life? Have you ever considered becoming a Franciscan friar? I hope that the information provided on these pages will invite you to consider a rewarding, fulfilling life of dedicated service to God's people.
Bring along your gifts, talents, and life experiences, and join a movement that for 800 years has been rebuilding and renewing the Church. I look forward to hearing from you, answering questions, and assisting you in discerning your call.
Our entire community enjoys welcoming new members and visitors.
If you are moving to Tokyo, we hope you will discover that the community of the Franciscan Chapel Center is a great place to be your spiritual home. If you are traveling through Tokyo for business or for pleasure, join us in giving praise and glory to God and meeting members of the community.
Through the Franciscan Lens is a visual presentation, which makes an attempt to engage the viewer to reflect on the world in which we live in a Franciscan Way.