Opening the Eyes of Your Heart

Opening the Eyes of Your Heart

Pope Francis published the encyclical “LAUDATO SI: On Care for Our Common Home” on May 24, 2015. He opens his encyclical with the words, “Laudato si, mi Signore Praise be to you, my Lord.” In the words of his beautiful Canticle of Creatures, Saint...
A Mountain Companion’s Story

A Mountain Companion’s Story

On the surface, it looks like an odd pairing – a 21-year-old woman who had just graduated from St. Bonaventure and was going to be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army – and four Franciscan Friars, living in community in rural Allegany...
Video: “A Friar Life”

Video: “A Friar Life”

Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, spent time with us and documented a slice of our life in his ongoing YouTube series, “A Friar Life.” Enjoy this video, Fr. Dan’s words and Fr. Casey’s stunning cinematography.