Franciscan Friars of the Renewal

Recent News

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 Chicago, His Eminence was a prophetic voice in our times. We are especially grateful for his support of our Father Bob Lombardo and the Mission of Our Lady of the Angels outreach on the West Side of Chicago.

May his soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. 

 

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Edward Cardinal Egan, Rest in Peace

STATEMENT OF THE FRANCISCAN FRIARS OF THE RENEWAL
ON THE DEATH OF HIS EMINENCE, EDWARD CARDINAL EGAN

The Friars wish to express their sadness upon learning of the passing of Cardinal Edward Egan.

We are profoundly grateful for the life and service of His Eminence. We remember with great affection his steady leadership as the Archbishop of New York and in particular his fatherly care and guidance of our Community. We would like to offer our prayers and condolences to his family and all those who mourn his loss.

May his soul, and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

 
GrayFriar News Winter 2014

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 materials!


 

 

 

 

To request memorial cards of Father Benedict, click here.

Special GrayFriar Newsletter Tribute to Fr. Benedict
   Winter 2014 click here.

Official Obituary found here

Facebook Memorial Page found here

To make a memorial offering in honor of Fr. Benedict click here

Press Release PDF here

Statement from the friars PDF here

Homily of Fr. Stan Fortuna on Oct. 8th, 2014, in the South Bronx
hear it here

Vigil Service on Youtube.com

 

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Youtube.com

EWTN Sunday Night Prime Tribute to Father Benedict (10/12/2014)

 

A great video about Fr. Benedict (from Nov. 2009)

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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Update: New Leadership
We give thanks to the Lord for the friars who will be serving in leadership:

Servant – Fr. John Paul Ouellete, CFR
Vicar – Fr. Anthony Baetzold, CFR
Council – Br. John Joseph Brice, CFR
Fr. Solanus Benfatti, CFR
Fr. Isaac Spinharney, CFR
Fr. Emmanuel Mansford, CFR

Please pray for them and stay tuned for some photographs!