Franciscan Friars of the Renewal


  • Catholic Underground Music

    “O humble sublimity! O sublime humility! That the Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that for our salvation He hides Himself under the form of bread. Consider, brothers, the humility of God and pour out your hearts before Him." -St. Francis of Assisi ——————————————– Live recordings from Catholic more »

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  • August 2 Our Lady of the Angels

    Proper prayers for the Liturgy of the Hours from the Franciscan Supplement: click here for the pdf   Proper prayers for the Mass from the Franciscan Sacramentary: click here for the pdf

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  • Broomstick by Brother Isaiah


    Jacob's Song by Brother Isaiah. A Spirit Juice Studios production. Want more from Brother Isaiah? Get his new EP, Broomstick, on iTunes, Amazon, and more! (A portion of all proceeds go to help single mothers in need of assistance.) Looking for a hard copy of Broomstick? Send an email to and we'll take care of you. more »

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  • Christ As Healer: God’s Mercy In Our Lives

    From the archives! 7 audio CD's from Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR (may he rest in peace) Click here for the CD's Click here for the digital download

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  • fromthefriars


    Welcome to From the Friars, the blog site of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal!   December 9, 2014 Open Your Heart to Christ (3 of 4) 3) "Receiving Blessings from Chosen Vessels" (3 of 4)   Mary is the Model of Christian Discipleship, since she loved Jesus most purely from her Immaculate Conception and more »

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  • About Us


    was begun in the Bronx in 1987 by eight Capuchin Franciscan friars desiring to work more definitively for personal and communal reform within the Catholic Church. The community seeks to revive the values and apostolic efforts of the original Capuchin reform movement of the sixteenth century. We strive to live the Holy Gospel of our 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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  • Fr. Benedict Memorial Donations

                            With PayPal make a safe, secure online donation to the Community of Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. Your generous support helps educate and form new Franciscan Friars, and helps provide for the needs of our community and outreach to the poor. And your donation more »

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  • Harlem Friary Provides Introduction to Monastic Life

    An article by Trevor Bach found at The Up Towner, posted on December 20, 2012. The article features Saint Joseph Friary in Harlem and the new Postulants in our community.   Find it here:

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  • For Immediate Release: August 30, 2012

          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2012   The Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal sincerely apologizes for the comments made by Fr. Benedict Groeschel in an interview released yesterday by the National Catholic Register, online edition.

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