Franciscan Friars at Southern Border

Five Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn discovered that when they wore those official-looking clothes for a day in early August during a trip they made to a shelter in El Paso, Texas. They were helping immigrants who had just been in ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) custody.

Brother Xavier Castaldo, O.S.F.

Brother Xavier Castaldo, O.S.F., a member of the Franciscan Brothers of Brooklyn for 55 years, died Oct. 20.

Brother and Sister Jubilarians 2017

This year, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens is proud to honor 72 sisters and brothers who have collectively given 3,315 years of service to the Church and the people of God. Brief bios, photos and more are included in this special supplement of The Tablet.

B’klyn Friars Continue Outreach to ‘Hipsters’

The gray robes worn by the Conventual Franciscan friars may not be fashionable in the Williamsburg/Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, but the religious men appear to be fitting in just fine in the heart of “hipster” country.

Franciscan Spirit of Service

A trip to Cape Girardeau, Mo., provided almost 30 young men and women with an opportunity to volunteer and offer service to a variety of organizations, including the Southeast Missouri Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity.