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A Friar’s Notes
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This Easter was a very good experience for me. It taught me a lot about the disciples and how they really reacted to the death of Jesus. They hid. They hid behind locked doors because they were afraid of others coming after them for having followed Jesus the disciples were hiding, “the doors were locked, for fear of the Jews.” (John 20:19).

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Planned Giving
Remembering This Memorial Day

Henry Carter Welles, a pharmacist in small town Waterloo, in upstate New York, knew what it was like to grieve. Little is known about the man credited with the idea of Memorial Day, but one poignant fact sticks out: he was a husband and father of three. All his children died young. Soon after the end of the Civil War, Welles suggested that a day be set aside to honor those who perished fighting for the Union and liberty.

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Remembering This Memorial Day

Franciscan Faces
Vocations Director Sees Social Media as Tool to Attract New Friars

When St. Francis of Assisi looked for followers, he found them among his friends. Centuries later, the Franciscan vocations still hear the invitation, but are more likely to do so via social media. It’s up to Fr. Greg Plata, OFM, vocations director for the nationwide Our Lady of Guadalupe Province, to respond with a touch of gratitude.

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Vocations Director Sees Social Media as Tool to Attract New Friars

Franciscan Ministry
The Desert Offers Room to Bloom for Mission Friar

Father Ponchie Vasquez, OFM, shepherds one of the largest parishes, in area, and also among the poorest that can be found anywhere in the United States. San Xavier del Bac Mission lies just 10 miles south of downtown Tucson, Arizona, and contains nearly 72,000 acres of Sonoran Desert. There you will find the Tohono O’odham people, whose name translates to Desert People. They total around 33,643 with about 2,300 being part of the parish mission area.

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The Desert Offers Room to Bloom for Mission Friar
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