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The Art of Photography
  For the final edition of our “Sharing Our Artistic Gift” series, this month features the photography of Giovanni Dominguez, staff member at Mission San Luis Rey and Parish in Oceanside, California. For Giovanni, photography is a way to relax, slow down a bit, and appreciate the scenery around him. See below for a few […]
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Introducing Serra Retreat, Malibu, California
This is a Catholic retreat and conference center which provides the space, in a beautiful setting, for peace, serenity and reflection. Located between the mountains and the ocean in Malibu, California, the Franciscan Friars continue the ecumenical tradition begun in 1943 for welcoming group and private retreats, as well as workshops. Serra Retreat provides a […]
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The Art of Sewing
  This month features the sewing of Maria Cabrera, a volunteer at Old Mission Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, California. For Maria, sewing is a way to be active within the community and serve others.     How did you start sewing? I’m originally from Colombia and my mother owned her own sewing school near […]
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Fr. Dan and Fr. Joe share what they admire about St. Clare
The final video in our series by the Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province’s Leadership Team/Definitorium features Fr. Dan and Fr. Joe’s thoughts on St. Clare.
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Sr. Dawn Kling responds to change with hope and love
Sr. Dawn Kling, former Army air traffic controller and current Abbess of the Poor Clares in Duncan, British Columbia, shares how the life of the Poor Clare sisters is changing and how she responds with hope and love. For more on the Path of St. Clare, read this reflection by John Aherne OFM, of the Holy […]
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St. Clare: Teenage Runaway
Many teenagers have run away from home, but few have run away so they can better follow the gospel. Gwyn Grimes, Executive Director at Mission San Luis Rey, shares her experience of being in Assisi and walking the path Clare took.
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St. Clare, An Irresistible Light
Poor Clare Sister, Frances Teresa, provides a glimpse into the attraction people (including a pope!) felt toward St. Clare and her steadfast life of prayer
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Fr. Tom and Fr. Anthony share what they admire about St. Clare
The fourth video in our series by the Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province’s Leadership Team/Definitorium features Fr. Tom and Fr. Anthony’s thoughts on St. Clare.
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No job is too small for St. Clare
Donna Foley, Secular Franciscan and former FST employee, shares a brief but telling account on how St. Clare helped a frantic mother.
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Fr. Garrett and Fr. Bill share what they admire about St. Clare
The third video in our series by the Franciscan Friars of St. Barbara Province’s Leadership Team/Definitorium features Fr. Garrett and Br. Bill’s thoughts on St. Clare.
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