WRITINGS OF FRANCIS & CLARE

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January 18th begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. This year prayer for unity among Christians is particularly significant, as 2017 marks the 500th anniversary

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On January 14, Franciscans honor the memory of Blessed Odoric of Pordenone (c. 1274-1331), one of the most prominent missionaries of the later Middle Ages. A native of the Friuli region of

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On January 7th, Franciscans in the United States, especially members of the Third Order tradition, both Secular and Regular, celebrate the memory of St. Angela of Foligno (c. 1248-1309). [In

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On January 11, Franciscans honor the memory of St. Thomas of Cori (1655-1729), one of the more recently canonized Franciscan saints, who is not well known outside the region of Rome. Thomas was born...
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