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NEW CD “Hearts on Fire!” by Cathy Tisel Nelson now available!

Cathy Tisel Nelson has just released her fourth CD entitled “Hearts on Fire!”  This album includes our conference theme song “Hearts on Fire!” from AFC 2022, “Now Is the Time” from AFC 2021, and “Love Is the Reason” from AFC 2023! Check out Cathy’s website at cathynelsonmusic.com for all her… Continue Reading NEW CD “Hearts on Fire!” by Cathy Tisel Nelson now available!

Sacred Heart Charitable Fund Grant Cycle Open July 1st

Please note that twice a year the Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity take grant applications for their Sacred Heart Charitable Fund. This grant opportunity is available for ministries of Franciscan women. This information is now posted in the Resource section of the Franciscan Federation website. For… Continue Reading Sacred Heart Charitable Fund Grant Cycle Open July 1st

FMS Luncheon at AFC 2023

AFC attendees are invited to a lunch reception, hosted by Franciscan Mission Service (FMS), on Sunday, June 11th. Rooted in participatory prayer, FMS will share the history and ministry of FMS, explore collaboration with congregations in their cross-cultural mission sites, and invite engagement with FMS’ work and that of its partners. Pre-registration… Continue Reading FMS Luncheon at AFC 2023

Week 1 AFC Advent

We are Five weeks away from many of us coming together in St. Louis for the Annual Federation Conference. This AFC Advent prayer series has been put together by the AFC Planning Committee. Those members include Michele Dunne, OFS; Susan Marie Pleiss, OSF; Carolyn Townes, OFS; Cheryl Wint, OSF; Brother… Continue Reading Week 1 AFC Advent

Assistance Needed in Creating a Tribute for the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis’ Death in 2026

Having written a biographical screenplay – well grounded in Franciscan spirituality, but with lyrics suitable for more modern melodies-the assistance of a skilled composer is needed to collaborate on creating the music, as well as assistance/connections (and funding) to get the film produced in time for release during the 800th… Continue Reading Assistance Needed in Creating a Tribute for the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis’ Death in 2026

Franciscan Central Archive Initiative

There is urgency for congregations in diminishment to find permanent repositories for their archives. In 2017, Franciscan Federation President, Kathie Uhler, OSF, sent a letter to Third Order Regular USA leadership asking for discussion. Those meetings led to the Franciscan Central Archive Initiative. Our vision is a sustainable, charism-based collaborative… Continue Reading Franciscan Central Archive Initiative

The Padua Program Opens Registration

The Pauda Program at St. Bonaventure University helps Franciscan institutions and ministries transmit the values of Saints Francis and Clare to new generations of leaders. Infusing this mission into the daily operations of Franciscan schools, hospitals, retreat centers, and social service programs requires competent leaders. Individuals completing the program will… Continue Reading The Padua Program Opens Registration