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  • Francis Cardinal George, Rest in Peace


    STATEMENT OF THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE RENEWAL ON THE DEATH OF HIS EMINENCE, FRANCIS CARDINAL GEORGE The Friars wish to express their sadness upon learning of the passing of Cardinal Francis George. We are particularly thankful for the friendship, guidance and example of Cardinal George. A fellow religious and stalwart leader of the Archdiocese of more »

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  • GrayFriar Newsletter Tribute to Fr. Benedict


    May the Lord give you His peace! As we enter into the holy days of Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, we are happy to offer our recent newsletter. This edition is a special tribute to our dear Fr. Benedict with great pictures and a moving remembrance written by Fr. Glenn. A must read! (click here to more »

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  • Fr. Benedict Joseph Groeschel, CFR


    Father Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR, passed away on October 3rd at 11 PM. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may he rest in peace!!                 ● Special GrayFriar Newsletter Tribute to Fr. Benedict    Winter 2014 click here.   Official Obituary found here Facebook Memorial Page more »

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  • Father Benedict


    Father Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR, passed away on October 3rd at 11 PM. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may he rest in peace! Here is an audio clip of a talk that Fr. Benedict gave concerning the struggle with depression. Stay tuned for weekly audio clips and other special Fr. Benedict Groeschel more »

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  • CFR General Chapter


    Please pray for us! All of the friars in final vows from around the world will be meeting for our General Chapter from June 8-18. Like the friars in the days of Saint Francis, we will begin on Pentecost – come Holy Spirit! We will be praying, discussing, discerning and electing leadership.       more »

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  • May 2014 Ordinations


    We would like to announce that two friars will be ordained to the priesthood and two to the diaconate! Read about them here: CatholicNewYork Br. Youssef-Mariam Hanna, CFR, will be ordained to the priesthood by His Excellency Bishop Gregory Mansour at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on Sunday, May 18th at 11 AM.       more »

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  • Four Friars to be Ordained to the Priesthood


    Cardinal Dolan to Ordain 11 to Priesthood at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, NYC. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 9 AM – All are welcome! Click here to read the full story from The Catholic New York Click on each name to read about our four new CFR priests!   Father Paschal Coby, C.F.R. Father Felix Desilets, more »

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  • Novices Make First Profession of Vows


    On Ascension Thursday, May 17, 2012, our five novices made their first profession of vows at St. Antoninus Catholic Church in Newark, New Jersey.

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