Who wants to think of poverty as a value we are supposed to embrace?

Yuck! Who wants to think of poverty as a value we are supposed to embrace, but as Franciscans, it is an important value to reflect on.  We are not being asked to live in material poverty.  As Catholics, we hold the view that every individual should earn a just wage that affords them enough money […]

October Saints: Our Prayer Partners for Fall

Fall leaves, football, family, and friends.   It’s a full calendar in fall.  Each week we spend 40 hours or more a week working and about an hour spent in worship.  This month, sweep out the cobwebs of old habits and spend some time in prayer with our October Saints.   Click on a link to find […]

Who is Fr. Tommy King, OFM?

Did you know? -Fr. Tommy just celebrated 25 years of Franciscan Priesthood in February 2018. -has seven siblings-loves soccer (ask him about his Manchester United shirt!)-has served as a full-time Franciscan Missionary in the Peruvian Amazon and                Guatemala-loves San Francisco Giants Baseball  Currently, Fr. Tommy is serving at the Casa […]


On October 3rd, 1226 at the age of 44, St. Francis of Assisi lay dying in the humble Porziuncola, the first church of the Franciscan order.  He not only was in the loving presence of his brother friars; at this time of his ‘Transitus,’ he was also lovingly cared for by a dear friend and […]