Pope Francis plans to prepare for his celebration of the World Day of the Poor by meeting with and listening to some 500 poor people making a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy, Nov. 12.
St. Francis of Assisi
Make the World a Better Place by Recognizing Each Other as Kin, Pope Says
Calling all people of goodwill to care for one another as brothers and sisters, Pope Francis urged people not to despair of making the world a better place, but to start creating the world they want through personal action and political lobbying.
Pope Will Sign New Encyclical in Assisi Oct. 3
Pope Francis will travel to Assisi Oct. 3 to sign an encyclical on the social, political and economic obligations that flow from a belief that all people are children of God and therefore brothers and sisters to one another.
Pope Plans Extensive Festivities to Mark Feast of Namesake, St. Francis of Assisi
For history’s first pope named for Francis of Assisi, the saint’s Oct. 4 feast is bound to be a big deal, and this year is no exception, as several major Vatican events are already on the calendar.
Pope Urges Display of Nativity Scenes in Both Public and Private
In a document signed in the city where the Nativity crèche was born, Pope Francis on the first Sunday of Advent urged Christians to keep the “beautiful family tradition” of preparing these scenes in the days before Christmas, but also to keep the custom of setting them up in the workplace, in schools, hospitals, prisons and town squares.
Faith in Focus: October 12, 2019
For the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct. 4, furry friends and other diocesan pets were blessed by Msgr. David Cassato, pastor of St. Athanasius Church, Bensonhurst.
Stigmata of St. Francis
St. Francis of Assisi’s reception of the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, at La Verna in Italy and its depiction by artists beginning in the 15th century is the focus of a National Gallery of Art exhibit.
Missing Monstrance Took R Train
The strange and curious mystery of the monstrance found on the R train in Bay Ridge on Tuesday morning, Jan. 2, has been solved.
Franciscans Involved in Making ‘Sultan and Saint’ Documentary
A moment in time that has been captured in art has now been captured on film.
Around the School Bell – Summer Edition: Adventures in Italy with St. Francis Prep Students
What does the country’s largest Catholic high school and a famous rapper have in common? Both just so happened to be in Italy at the same time! From June 28 to July 5, we travelled to Italy with St. Francis Prep H.S., Fresh Meadows.