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July 6

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Like many of you, I suspect, I have been enamored of Pope Francis almost from the first time I met him when he came out on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica on the day he was elected. We were all awaiting with bated breath to hear ... Read More »

June 29

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Even though this bulletin is marked Sunday, June 29, 2014, we can’t help but think about our next national holiday—Independence Day—the Fourth of July. This year it occurs on a Friday, which means it probably is part of an extended weekend from Friday through Sunday. Many of ... Read More »

June 1

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



As the weather gets warmer, more people want to be outdoors to enjoy the many good things about Chicago. If you are walking in the Loop these days, especially on the weekends, you notice so many more visitors along Michigan Avenue around Millennium Park (checking out the ... Read More »

June 8

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar


 Well, what I have been telling you in the bulletin for the past month has now arrived. Let me review a little of what I have written previously in order to put what is happening this week into perspective. Once every three years each province of the Franciscan ... Read More »

June 15

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



Periodically I think about Cardinal Bernardin and his tenure as Archbishop of Chicago. I was stationed at our friary in Hyde Park at Catholic Theological Union as formation director of our community when he arrived, and I remember the excitement and the hopefulness that filled the Catholic ... Read More »

June 22

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar



We friars have all returned from the Provincial Chapter and are fully back to serve our people in ministry. I hope you were not too inconvenienced with us being gone all week and that you prayed for us as we did for you. I also want to ... Read More »