Franciscans

August 5, 2013

Mission Accomplished: Iwo Jima Veteran Who Became a Franciscan Missionary Comes Home

At the age of 91, Father Bede Fitzpatrick is retiring after 55 years of priestly service in Japan.

December 15, 2011

Vatican Approves Miracle No. 2 for Blessed Marianne Cope

Canonization is the next step. It would make the Franciscan sister who served at Hawaiian leper colony the ninth U.S. saint.

November 25, 2011

Surprising Revival for Men in Religious Life

Overall numbers are down, but new communities continue to emerge.

September 8, 2011

Remembering 9/11

A beloved Fire Department chaplain lives on through the ministry of an 11-year-old girl and her mother.

July 29, 2011

World Trade Center Cross Continues to Be 'Sign of Consolation and Comfort' — and Hope

Franciscan priest recalled 9/11 symbol's significance when he blessed it again at a July 23 ceremony before its relocation to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

July 20, 2011

Savannah Gets a New Bishop

Pope appoints Franciscan priest-educator from the Archdiocese of Atlanta.

April 20, 2009

Happy 800th Birthday, Franciscans!