“No one who sets a hand to the plow and looks to what was left behind is fit for the kingdom of God” (Lk 9,62)

My name is Nicolas Abou Anny. I am 26 years old and I am a Lebanese Friar with the Friars Minor Conventual, in the Order’s Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land. I was born into a Christian family with few means. I did not have much while I was growing up, but I always wanted to become someone who lived out his dreams. I attended a German boarding […]

Romania: Meeting of the Definitors

From February 28 to March 3, 2017, the Definitors of Romania’s Province of St. Joseph, Spouse of B.V.M and those of the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land met together at the St. Joseph Friary and Provincialate in Bacau, Romania. Also attending were Friar Joaquín AGESTA, the Assistant General of the Federazione Inter-mediterranea Ministri Provinciali (FIMP) and Friar Maurizio DI PAOLO, the Procurator General of the Order. […]

Faithful flock to Immaculate Conception Mass, procession at parish in Beirut

Faithful from different Christian rites gathered at the Conventual Franciscan parish of St. Anthony of Padua in Beirut, Lebanon, on the evening of December 8 to venerate the Virgin Mary and celebrate her Immaculate Conception. More than 100 worshippers, an unusually large number for a weekday evening, gathered on Thursday night to attend mass with the Franciscan community of the Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land. The Friars […]

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