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Wanted to wish everyone a great & blessed week ahead! Peace & all good.
Wanted to wish everyone a great & blessed week ahead! Peace & all good.
Howdy Fr. Pio!!!!
Fr. Pio O Conner
Special VIP Movie Screening of Gosnell - the true story you don’t want to miss. Sept 26 in Albuquerque

My name is Aileen, I’m working with the producers of the movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer which is about the investigation and trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. The movie exposes the coverup the government and media did for nearly two decades while thousands of children were killed. While the subject is mature in manner, the film is not graphic or explicit as early previews have included teenagers. The movie is rated PG-13.

We are having a VIP Preview on September 26, 2018 - 7:00 pm. RIO 24

For FREE tickets please register here

One of the filmmakers or cast members will be at the screening for Q&A. Please share link with any other area pastors, volunteers or supporters.

Watch the trailer at

Email me any questions. We hope to see you at the movie.

Aileen Milton
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Thank you. I will make this part of my way.
Dear Franciscans & Friends: I am raising awareness of a Catholic organization or
that arranges sponsorship for children and elders living in poverty in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Haiti and Ukraine. You will see children and elders needing love and support, in the form of sponsorship or funds for education, medical needs, nutrition and knowing that someone cares about them. There are over 50,000 children/elders sponsored world-wide through Chalice. MoneySense Magazine rated Chalice A+ top charitable organization 7 years running, due to transparency, governance and use of funds ie over 90 % of funds go directly to program sites. Refer to website. Tax receipts issued annually.

Today I am drawing your attention to Naveen, 14 and his brother who live with their grandmother in a thatched hut in Paloncha, India. Naveen is described as a smart, active, courageous boy, in grade 8 where he likes learning his native language, Telugu. He enjoys playing games with friends and going to the forest to watch birds and fish. Sponsorship will help meet his basic needs including nutritional /educational requirements enabling him to work through his grades and finish his studies to make his way in life. Click on the picture to see how sponsorship helps. Jyoti, Harinisree, Vishwa, Prince, Maithra, Seedhnavi, Arpitha, Samson, Nolivia, John Michael, John in India are also waiting for sponsors.
Lucas, 10 with basic/educational/medical needs for tuberous sclerosis, under treatment, wants to be a teacher in Paraguay
Maria, 12 with basic/educational needs, lives in an orphanage, wants to be a teacher in Bolivia
Naomi, Diana, Lydiah, Shaweji, Modesta, Hajeri, Xavy, Maithra, Allizon, Prince, Grace want to be teachers; Mary, Frandy, Marian, Mary, Madelyn want to be doctors; Roseberline, Brunia, Gaelle, Christine, Agnes, Wadeline, Salomi hope to be nurses; Maurice, Samson, John Michael, John, Jyothi want to join law enforcement; Leonard wants to be a mechanic; Ramil wants to be a professional soccer player; Diego wants to be a painter; George wants to be a lawyer; Yhosmara and Brando want to be veterinarians; My-Kervenswants wants to be a driver; Mackendley, Carl-Henry, Marc-Edouard want to be farmers; Yesenia wants to be a music teacher; Galia wants to be a singer; John wants to be a pilot; Eliana wants to be a dancer;
Jhonny, Yasmani, Nolivia, John, Esther, John, Millet, Fernando, Milagros, A-Jay, Naveen, Harinisree, Vishiwa, Nyuyki, Dhana are also waiting for sponsors. When the online form is completed, the picture is removed and another picture will be presented. If you wish to sponsor a child who is not on the website, call 1-800-776-6855 (Canada) or 1-855-444-5432 (US) The concern is that a child will leave school as soon as he/she is old enough to work, out of necessity, unable to leave poverty behind. Each sponsored child builds the country. The elderly/disabled need help to dignify their lives and validate their person hood.

Gifts can be bought from the website, which empower families to become self-sufficient. I bought my granddaughter animals in her name so a family could start a small business. Farm animals, bicycles, seedlings, fruit trees, malaria protection, vitamins, immunization & vaccines, school supplies, art/sports equipment, water or sanitation systems, transportation fares, milk, household items, sewing machines, looms and others. Chalice presents a Gift Catalogue as seen on the website. Individuals, families or groups may sponsor a child. Kindly share this information with relatives, friends and others who are keenly interested in helping struggling families, especially the children.
Melina Dayne RN BN Nanaimo Canada (Volunteer )
Feeling Blessed 💞
Edgardo Dìaz ya le di me gusta aunque no le entiendo nada de lo que dice pues no se nada de ingles. Saludos.

The Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province. We are over 40 friars – members of the Order of Friars Minor – living and ministering as brothers across the Southwest United States.

We currently minister in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.

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Today Franciscans worldwide celebrate the Feast of the Stigmata, when Francis was given the marks of Christ's passion...

Today Franciscans worldwide celebrate the Feast of the Stigmata, when Francis was given the marks of Christ's passion...


ONE WORD FOR TODAY from Friars Jack and Greg....

ONE WORD FOR TODAY from Friars Jack and Greg....

Photos from Franciscan Interprovincial Postulancy - Holy Name College's post 09/15/2021

Please keep the Franciscan postulants in your prayers as they continue their year of discernment 🙏


ONE WORD FOR TODAY from Friars Jack and Greg....

ONE WORD FOR TODAY from Friars Jack and Greg....


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Father Mychal’s Blessing | September 11 Initiative

Fr. Mychal Judge was a friar of the Franciscan Friars of Holy Name Province and chaplain for FDNY. From Holy Name’s social media:

“Today, on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, we remember all those who died as a result of the terrorist attacks.

Among the victims was FDNY chaplain Fr. Mychal Judge, who was administering last rites at the World Trade Center when he was killed. Though Fr. Mychal may no longer be with us, his spirit continues to live on in the people with whom he ministered and with those who were inspired by his story.

As Fr. Michael Duffy said during the eulogy he gave at Fr. Mychal’s funeral:

‘We come to bury his voice, but not his message.
We come to bury his hands, but not his good works.
We come to bury his heart, but not his love.
Never his love.’”

9/11 at 20: A Tale of Two Friars | Franciscan Media 09/10/2021

9/11 at 20: A Tale of Two Friars | Franciscan Media

Recalling 9-11, and the role played by Franciscan friars that day, 20 years ago...

9/11 at 20: A Tale of Two Friars | Franciscan Media Two Franciscans look back on their experiences of that day and its ongoing impact on their lives.


9/11 Victim's Mother Expresses Forgiveness

Many Americans felt the need to retaliate after the terrorist attacks on the United States in 2001. And ever since then, U.S. forces have waged a world-wide war against the Islamic extremists who claimed responsibility.

But not all Americans seek retribution to ease their pain. Phyllis Rodriguez is one mother who expresses forgiveness, not hate, toward those who killed her son ... on September 11.

Phyllis Rodriguez's son Greg died in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. He was a computer specialist working on the 103rd floor of the north tower. She recalls how she found out that something terrible had happened that Tuesday morning.

"On our answering machine was a message from Greg, our son, that said, 'There's been a terrible accident at the World Trade Center. I'm OK, call Elizabeth,' our daughter-in-law."

But Greg Rodriguez was not OK and neither were nearly 3,000 others.
"I was just hoping, hoping that he had survived, and not allowing myself to admit the worst," recalled Rodriguez.

That came soon enough when Greg Rodriguez was declared dead. And with it came his parents' conscious decision to make a difference.

"The main thing that we realized very early the morning of the 12th is that our government given its history, was going to do something military and violent in retaliation in the name of our son and that that wasn't going to do any good and we didn't support it."

Phyllis Rodriguez and her husband Orlando released an open letter to then President George W. Bush.

"It ended up being circulated around the country and around the world. It was part of the way that helped us cope with the loss," Rodriguez explained.

The couple wanted no part of revenge. They opposed the death penalty for the man who became known as the 20th highjacker, Zacarias Moussaoui. Phyllis befriended Zacarias' mother, Aicha el-Wafi.

"I felt that this woman has to be very, very courageous because her son is the most hated person probably at the moment and here she was standing up for her son," said Rodriguez. "We realized what we had in common was our common humanity. We were human beings. It is a very valuable part of my life and my healing."

Rodriguez says she is disappointed by the way the U.S. government has used the war on terror in her son's name.

"I feel terrible sorrow at all the losses, all the bereft families. We had the whole world in sympathy with us. We could've been leaders and working for world peace and peace in the Middle East. And what did we do? We blew it," Rodriguez added.

Phyllis Rodriguez says she copes with the loss of her only son by opposing war and participating in human rights and forgiveness projects.

"I don't think it happened for a reason, but it did happen and I feel fortunate that I had the inner resources to respond in the way that I did," Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez says she is at peace knowing she will never see her son again, but is not at peace with the state of the world. That is why, she says, she is trying to make a difference.

[source: VOANews, September 11, 2011]


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Show me the suffering of the most miserable;
So I will know my people’s plight.

Free me to pray for others;
For you are present in every person.

Help me take responsibility for my own life;
So that I can be free at last.

Grant me courage to serve others;
For in service there is true life.

Give me honesty ad patience;
So that I can work with other workers.

Bring forth song and celebration;
So that the Spirit will be alive among us.

Let the Spirit flourish and grow;
So that we will never tire of the struggle.

Let us remember those who have died for justice;
For they have given us life.

Help us love even those who hate us;
So we can change the world.


[Prayer by Cesar Chavez, founder of the United Farm Workers]
(Adapted into litany form by April McGlothin-Eller)

Photos from Southwest Franciscans's post 09/03/2021

This month's #ArchivesHashtagParty is taking us back to the 1980s for some #ArchivesOldSchool. Check out the equipment Br. Duane Torisky, OFM (on the phone) and Br. Jerry Grantner, OFM (at the computer) were using in their offices at St. Michaels Mission in Arizona. Who else had a set-up like this in the early 1980s?


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Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Migration, and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace, issued the following statement:

“We have known that the withdrawal of American forces and evacuation of vulnerable Afghans, including those who supported our military or worked with NGOs and other organizations, would be a complicated process that had the potential for instability in Afghanistan. The images and videos coming out of the country are difficult to view, as people make life or death decisions in desperation. We are particularly concerned for all those requiring evacuation, as well as Afghan women and girls, who risk losing opportunities gained over the last two decades and now face potential mistreatment.

“For the past few weeks, staff from the USCCB, Catholic Charities, and other partners have been at Fort Lee in Virginia, assisting the U.S. government in the welcoming and resettlement of SIV applicants and their families. We will continue that work as long as necessary until those who are in harm’s way are brought to safety.

“The government’s goal to relocate as many as 30,000 SIV applicants to the United States remains a monumental task that hangs in the balance. We know that time is of the essence to help our brothers and sisters in need, and we call on our government to act with the utmost urgency, considering all available avenues to preserve life. We also join the Holy Father in praying for peace in Afghanistan—‘that the clamor of weapons might cease and solutions can be found at the table of dialogue.’”

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From Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums:

“Hubbell, while in business in Winslow, Arizona, decided to make the "World's Largest Navajo Rug" as a tribute to Native American weavers and as a Southwest craft item, attracting people from around the world to northern Arizona. The rug was seamless and is 26 by 36 feet in size with patterns not recognized then.

The patterns for the rug were provided by Sam Joe of Ganado at Hubbell's instruction. Joe was to dig up ancient pottery and find designs of very old and non-contemporary symbols. These designs were the basis for the rug.

Hubbell also had a special block barn made to house the gigantic loom required to weave the rug. The building was 30 feet by 40 feet by 10 feet high inside. The loom's width needed to be about 27 feet wide to accommodate the rug width.

Material for construction of the rug was acquired by Julia Hubbell and her daughters Lilly and Erma. They rounded up 60 white sheep and 18 black sheep to be shorn for rug wool. Julia, Lilly and Erma took two years to process the wool, dying, carding and spinning.

After getting the materials prepared Julia Hubbell began the task of weaving the giant rug, having in mind the patterns Lorenzo wanted to be produced on the rug. She was at the loom from early morning until midnight for three years and three months to complete the 26 by 36 foot 250-pound rug.

Looking carefully at the rug, people will notice it is very high quality, not crude, with bright colors not faded. There are no seams, just one continuous finely woven Navajo rug 36-feet long.

Its size is one reason that not many places can display it and also the reason that no space wants to have it permanently displayed, since it takes up too much room. Luckily, La Posada had a perfect space that can be dedicated to this rug — the entire old railroad station.”

The La Posada crew recently hauled the Hubbell Rug out to the second floor gallery to perform a review of its condition. The rug was found to be in excellent shape. This view only shows a quarter of the rug unrolled. At 26 x 36 feet, it is difficult to find a gallery where the entire rug can be displayed.


Haiku for the troubled

Come, eat my flesh! The

literally-minded folk

take extreme offence.

What is his meaning,

this claim to be bread for all;

the bread who gives life?

The words that I speak

brings life to your spirit; yet

not all will believe.

Even disciples

are troubled. This difficult

teaching troubles them.

Some of them decamped.

He asks the twelve, Do you wish

to turn back also?

Simon Peter speaks:

To whom can we go? Your words

alone lead to life.

We have known you, Lord;

We see your words are true, that

you are sent from God.

© Ken Rookes 2021

Remembering Our Departed Brothers (March 2020 to June 2021) 08/19/2021

Remembering Our Departed Brothers (March 2020 to June 2021)

The US-6 Franciscans remeber their brothers who have died in the past year...

Remembering Our Departed Brothers (March 2020 to June 2021) During the pandemic, the friars were unable to come together and pray for their brothers who died of COVID-19 and other causes. At the invitation of the Offi...


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The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary


Do you recall which feast day is celebrated on August 15th?.... If you came up with the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary you have earned a spot on Jeopardy!

Sunday's Gospel reading from Luke describes the visit of Mary with Elizabeth. It contains what we now call the Magnificat. We hear a strong, nonviolent young woman in her prayer.

Sr. Mary McGlone writes: 'Mary of the Magnificat has no pretensions. Decidedly non-regal, she refers to herself as a slave... But except for proclaiming God's goodness to her, the focus of Mary's song is not on herself. Her song is a proclamation of faith, a practical creed praising God's ways without any philosophical concepts.

'The first article of Mary's creed proclaims that those who stand in awe of God's majesty will learn how God's mercy outshines event the splendor of all creation.

'Then... she goes on to sing of how God upends all worldly values and expectations. The proud lose their way. The mighty discover to their terror that their power offers no ultimate safety net, while the lowly who trust in God fear nothing. The hungry who know how to share enjoy fulfillment while there will never be enough to satisfy those who count on their own wealth.

... 'The song of the mother of God is Luke's gift to us. As we ponder her assumption into the realm of God, Luke invites us to contemplate the God of real life and history whom she proclaims. Mary's song urges us to recognize God's activity in the everydayness of our world. She points to where we can find God working among us and warns us about the possibilities of losing our way...'

Luke 1:39-56. Maybe make the decision to read it every morning!
Here is the link to that Scripture passage:


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The anniversary of the use of nuclear weapons during World War II is upon us. The U.S. dropped an atomic weapon on Hiroshima on August 6, and again on Nagasaki on August 9. This is not something we should be proud of.

In today's Gospel, Jesus states, "I am the living bread" and "I am the bread of life." Jesus was a man of nonviolence, and our inspiration, as Franciscans, for upholding nonviolence. Jesus always always always calls us to be involved in 'living' and in 'life.'

in 2019, Pope Francis visited Hiroshima. Here is part of what he preached:

'Convinced as I am that a world without nuclear weapons is possible and necessary. I ask political leaders not to forget that these weapons cannot protect us from current threats to national and international security. We need to ponder the catastrophic impact of their deployment, especially from a humanitarian and environmental standpoint, and reject heightening a climate of fear, mistrust, and hostility fomented by nuclear doctrines.'

May we hold fast in our own challenges to being the hands and feet of the living Christ -- in being nonviolent in all our daily affairs. May we challenge our government to eliminate nuclear weapons.

[For added resources, go to the website of Nevada Desert Experience, founded by Franciscans]


Influenced by the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, this month's #ArchivesHashtagParty celebrates #ArchivesAthletes.

If you asked the friars of Our Lady of Guadalupe Province who they consider to be an athlete, you'd probably hear Fr. Dale Jamison's name a lot. Fr. Dale was a long-distance running for decades. He has run in numerous marathons to fundraise for the missions where he has been stationed.

This news story highlights Fr. Dale's efforts to raise money for a new school bus for St. Anthony Mission School in Zuni Pueblo, NM. While Fr. Dale isn't running as much these days, his miles won't be forgotten.


Celebrating the birth into eternal life of Bart Wolf OFM


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18th Sunday in ordinary Time


A new month, and another reflection from Richard Rohr, OFM titled "A Faith Created by Courageous Movements"

In his book We Make the Road by Walking, my friend and colleague Brian McLaren describes some of the Spirit-led movements that shaped Judaism from the time of Moses, and sustained Christianity. We must remember that such movements are not simply a past occurrence, but something in which we are called to participate in our own time.

I believe that the Spirit of God works everywhere to bring and restore aliveness—through individuals, communities, institutions, and movements. Movements play a special role. In the biblical story [of Exodus], for example, Moses led a movement of liberation among oppressed slaves. They left an oppressive economy, journeyed through the wilderness, and entered a promised land where they hoped to pursue aliveness in freedom and peace. Centuries after that, the Hebrew prophets launched a series of movements based on a dream of a promised time . . . a time of justice when swords and spears, instruments of death, would be turned into plowshares and pruning hooks, instruments of aliveness [Isaiah 2:4; Micah 4:3]. Then came John the Baptist, a bold and nonviolent movement leader who dared to challenge the establishment of his day and call people to a movement of radical social and spiritual rethinking. . . .

When a young man named Jesus came to affiliate with John’s movement through baptism, John said, “There he is! He is the one!” Under Jesus’ leadership, the movement grew and expanded in unprecedented ways. . . . It rose again through a new generation of leaders like James, Peter, John, and Paul, who were full of the Spirit of Jesus. They created learning circles in which activists were trained to extend the movement locally, regionally, and globally. Wherever activists in this movement went, the Spirit of Jesus was alive in them, fomenting change and inspiring true aliveness. . . .

[Christianity] began as a revolutionary nonviolent movement promoting a new kind of aliveness on the margins of society. . . . It claimed that everyone, not just an elite few, had God-given gifts to use for the common good. It exposed a system based on domination, privilege, and violence and proclaimed in its place a vision of mutual service, mutual responsibility, and peaceable neighborliness. It put people above profit, and made the audacious claim that the Earth belonged not to rich tycoons or powerful politicians, but to the Creator who loves every sparrow in the trees and every wildflower in the field. It was a peace movement, a love movement, a joy movement, a justice movement, an integrity movement, an aliveness movement.

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