Celebrating those who have embraced the Friars call to "At-One-Ment," and seek to live it out in their daily lives.
The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement continue to hold St. Francis in the highest regard, and pray for his intercession daily. Guests are invited to visit the St. Francis Chapel at Graymoor, and the many other landmarks that honor St. Francis, the Patron Saint of animals; the environment; ecology; and merchants.
In our gospel today the twelve apostles make an excellent request of Jesus; increase our faith. Jesus does not respond directly to their request, He puts the apostles on the spot. The point of importance, He says, is not how much faith you have, its size, its amount. What is important is the kind of faith you have, it has to be genuine.
Brother Fabrizio professed his first vows as a Franciscan Friar of the Atonement on Saturday, September 10 during a Mass at the Cathedral of San Rufino in Assisi, Italy. “Discovering together with the Lord what He has always planned for us, it is worth it,” Brother Fabrizio said of his first profession.
The Holy Mountain Franciscan Retreat Center recently added a film festival program, which will begin on Friday, October 21. The first film slated to be screened is “Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story.” The film will be shown between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Graymoor library on the fifth floor of the main building. The cost is $25 to attend and includes lunch.
The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement held their first-ever Celebration of Padre Pio on Saturday, September 24 at Graymoor, welcoming around 100 pilgrims to the Holy Mountain. Festivities included a Mass celebrated in Italian by Minister General Father Brian Terry, SA, and a blessing of the Friars’ new statue of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.
Many people used to come to Mother Teresa. They wanted to get involved in her work. Mother Teresa being a wise woman could tell if they had what it took to work with her sisters.
October is a great month at Graymoor. Not only are we in a sea of color as the trees start to change, but we also get to celebrate two wonderful days: the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi on the 4th and then what we have come to call Covenant Day on the 7th.