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On April 3, the Franciscan family honors the memory of St. Benedict the Black or Benedict the African (1526-1589). He was referred to in Italian as “il Moro” (dark-skinned), and this was often

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As we approach the days of Passion of Christ, let us remember Franciscan Sister Maria Restituta Kafka, sentenced to death by a Nazi Court, March 30, 1943. She wrote from prison: "It does not...

As we approach the days of Passion of Christ, let us remember Franciscan SisterMaria Restituta Kafka, sentenced to death by a Nazi Court, March 30, 1943. She wrote from prison:

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On March 20, the Church celebrates the solemnity of St.  Joseph, transferred because his usual feast day (March 19) fell on Sunday this year.  We’d just like to draw your attention to the...
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