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Newly Blessed Rani Maria celebrated from India to Minnesota

Newly Blessed Rani Maria celebrated from India to Minnesota

| Saji Thomas | November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sister Rani Maria’s beatification was celebrated as far away from Udainagar as St. Paul, Minnesota, where Franciscan Clarists have been serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1970.

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Franciscans in Holy Land sow peace, fraternity, respect, pope says

Franciscans in Holy Land sow peace, fraternity, respect, pope says

| Carol Glatz | October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Franciscans assisting the Christian minority and caring for the churches and shrines in the Holy Land are “ambassadors” of all the people of God, Pope Francis said.

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Brooklyn Park priest on leave after questions raised about role in alleged abuse cover-up

Brooklyn Park priest on leave after questions raised about role in alleged abuse cover-up

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The pastor of St. Gerard in Brooklyn Park was placed on a temporary leave of absence March 22 by his Franciscan superior because of unresolved questions regarding his role in supervising a Franciscan brother accused of sexually abusing minors in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

Minneapolis pastor among Franciscans indicted in Pa. investigation

| March 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

Three Franciscan priests, including one assigned to a Minneapolis parish, were charged with conspiracy for endangering the welfare of children as well as for endangering the welfare of children in connection with a two-year investigation into sexual abuse in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

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Sacred Heart bids final farewell to Franciscans

Sacred Heart bids final farewell to Franciscans

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Addie Meyers wiped away tears as she described the role the Franciscan friars played at Sacred Heart in St. Paul, where she received her first Communion and later raised her children. Their examples of generosity, poverty and service inspired her daughter to do mission work in Haiti, she said.

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After 106 years, Franciscans leaving St. Paul parish

After 106 years, Franciscans leaving St. Paul parish

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Franciscan Father Eugene Michel announced March 15 that health concerns are compelling him to leave Sacred Heart in St. Paul, and his Franciscan community does not have a priest available to replace him. Responsibility for the parish’s pastoral care will return to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Supporting fellow Christians in the Holy Land

Supporting fellow Christians in the Holy Land

| April 10, 2014

As we approach the holiest week of the year, a week in which the whole Church reverently relives the events that led to our salvation, our thoughts naturally turn to the Holy Land.

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