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Come Glimpse the Richness of Franciscan Life

Written by Peter Rajchert on . Posted in Slideshow

 

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If you have been wondering what Franciscan life looks like, we share with you below a Thanksgiving video today from Our Lady of Consolation Province, a Franciscan Conventual jurisdiction in the United States Mid- and Southwest. The video offers viewers a glimpse of how rich and fulfilling each day can be if you are a friar.

The Franciscans in OLC Province and across the three other provinces in the United States serve in parish ministries and run retreat centers. Their retreat centers in Prior Lake, Minnesota and Mount St. Francis, Indiana have been helping folks understand their relationship with God for 50 and 40 years respectively. Service to help improve other people’s lives is very important to Franciscans.

Franciscan life is also about understanding and deepening one’s vocation. Throughout the year 2016, the friars, their families and friends celebrated professions and ordinations. The men who professed their vows and were ordained to the priesthood and diaconate are all filled with joy as we see in the video.

Communities are another important part of Franciscan life. In our video, viewers notice friars interacting with men, women and children from their parishes, retreat centers and other ministries. The friars serve these folks and are at the same grateful for their support.

(Source of image with story: OLC Province.)