Divergent paths bring two friars to the same destination

Tim and Franck
Friars Tim Blanchard (left) and Franck Lino Sokpolie hail from vastly different cultures and backgrounds, but have arrived at the same destination.

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Friars Pave Way for the Future & Preserve History with Carrollton Hall Restoration

Nearly 100 years after being aquired by the Franciscan Friars Conventual, historic Carrollton Hall is undergoing a $3.7 million renovation aimed at preserving and honoring its past, while utilizing it to serve the growing ministries of the Friars..

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The Friars Respond to the Covid-19 Crisis!

During this age of the Corona virus pandemic, the Friars of the Our Lady of the Angels Province have been doing their part to comfort, inspire, motivate and serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their communities.

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From Friar to Bishop and always Franciscan!

Bishop Gregory Hartmayer, a Franciscan Friar Conventual who serves in the Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, demonstrates the hospitality of Jesus as he washes and kisses the feet of parishioners at Holy Thursday Mass.

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Companions visit Normandy for 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Fr. Martin Kobos, OFM Conv. blessing graves at Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2019.

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Little Portion Farm to Serve the Poor!

Fr. Michael Heine, OFM Conv., Vicar Provincial of the Our Lady of the Angels Province, blessing the Little Portion Farm in Ellicott City, MD. The farm is producing food to serve the poor. (Photo by Kevin J. Parks, Catholic Review Media)

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A direct link to history & St. Maximilian Kolbe!

Fr. Lucjan Krolikowski, OFM Conv., a
contemporary of St. Maximilian
Kolbe, has lived an incredible life of
service and sacrifice.

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Ministering and beautifying through art!

St. Anthony and the Donkey. Designed by Fr. Joseph Dorniak, OFM Conv., this statue, depicting the power of faith, greets visitors to the Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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One Friar’s Journey Through Formation

Fr. Nader Ata (back row, second from right) with college friends on the campus of The Catholic University of America, where he first heard his calling to the priesthood and to live in community with the Franciscan Friars Conventual.

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Franciscans Commemorate Only Catholic Chaplain to Die in D-Day Landing

Friar Ignatius Maternowski was the only Catholic chaplain to die in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 in Guetteville, France.

As the world celebrated the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing on the coast of normandy, France, Fr. James McCurry, OFM Conv., the Minister Provincial of the Our Lady of the Angels Province, spoke at a ceremony in the hamlet of Guetteville commemorating the death of Franciscan Friar Father Ignatius Maternowski, OFM Conv. on the morning of June 6, 1944. Fr. Ignatius was the only Catholic chaplain to die in the D-Day invasion. Read More!