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  • Your Are Invited to our Upcoming Friend-Raiser!

    Your Are Invited to our Upcoming Friend-Raiser!

    You are invited to share an evening with us, get to know some of our Friars, and re-connect to some you may already know! Please consider this opportunity to join us, at our Friary in the Central Coast of California. Read More ...Read More »
  • Friars at the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco

    Friars at the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco

    The Friars gather at the rally before the “Walk for Life” in San Francisco, Jan 21, 2017 and listen to several talks, including Tim Tebow’s Mother, Pam. Pam shared that the pregnancy with Tim was a “problem pregnancy”. The family Read More ...Read More »
  • Friars on Retreat!

    Friars on Retreat!

    The friars began the new year, reconnecting with each other, and praying together while on retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in San Juan Bautista, CA on the week of Jan 2 – 6, 2017.  The time of year allowed Read More ...Read More »
  • Our first two priests ordained in Vietnam

    Our first two priests ordained in Vietnam

    After ten years of work by the Friars of the Our Lady Help of Christians Delegation in Australia, and the Friars of the St. Joseph of Cupertino Province of California, and many Friars worldwide, the Delegation of Vietnam reached a milestone in their progress.  Read More ...Read More »
  • Investiture of Our Vietnamese Novices

    Investiture of Our Vietnamese Novices

    On August 9, 2016, four of our postulants were invested in the habit of probation as novices. This ceremony took place at the Order’s international novitiate in Tagatay, Philippines. The international novitiate services several of the Order’s missions in Asia. Read More ...Read More »
  • Our Newly Professed Friars

    Our Newly Professed Friars

    On Thursday, July 21, 2016, seven novices professed their Simple or First Vows into the hands of their respective Provincials during the Mass of Religious Profession in St. Paul the Apostle Church, Pismo Beach, CA. The newly professed represent the Read More ...Read More »
  • Our New Novices

    Our New Novices

    On Wednesday, July 20, 2016, seven young men representing the Provinces of Our Lady of Consolation, St. Joseph of Cupertino, and Our Lady of the Angels were invested with the habit of probation beginning their canonical year of Novitiate. This Read More ...Read More »
  • Friars set to Celebrate First Profession and Investiture in July!

    Friars set to Celebrate First Profession and Investiture in July!

    The Conventual Franciscans of NORTH AMERICA are pleased to be celebrating our First Profession of Vows, and Investiture, for all the 4 provinces of the United States, including friars from Canada and Australia, this coming July 20 and 21st, 2016!  The Read More ...Read More »
  • Br. Bob Ouellette, OFM Conv. R.I.P.

    Br. Bob Ouellette, OFM Conv. R.I.P.

    Brother Bob spent his early days in the Conventual Franciscan community working in the print/media ministry. He taught English and Religion at Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA from 1975 to 1988. Bob moved to San Pablo, CA, and Read More ...Read More »
  • First Profession of Vows for Friar Francis Bao Nguyen!

    First Profession of Vows for Friar Francis Bao Nguyen!

    Friar Francis Bao Nguyen professed his First Vows into the hands of our Minister, Fr. John Heinz, on January 13, 2016. The ceremony took place in our parish of St. Paul in Pismo Beach. Many friars, both Conventual and Capuchin, Read More ...Read More »