The following reflection is from Sam Janson, a 2016 participant in the Franciscan At-One-Ment Mission Project—an eight-week summer discernment internship which includes living with the Friars while engaging in the Friars’ ministries. Sam lived at and ministered to the men of St. Christopher’s Inn. He is pictured next to St. Christopher’s Inn bell.
Fr. Tom Orians, SA, shared the charism of Fr. Paul and the Atonement Friars with many individuals and families at “The Fest” in Cleveland.
While September has only been recognized as National Recovery Month for the past seven years, the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have been welcoming men in need of recovery to their home on the Holy Mountain of Graymoor for more than 110 years.
Fr. Dan Callahan, SA, completed his 17th Lake Placid Ironman race on July 28, 2018! Beginning with a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a grueling 112-mile bike trail through the Adirondack Mountains, and then a 26.2 mile run, Fr. Dan demonstrated physical, emotional, mental, and even spiritual discipline by completing this extraordinary race.
Eric Britt offers the following reflection upon recently completing the Franciscan At-One-Ment Mission Project—a summer discernment internship which includes living with the Friars while studying in Rome about “Ecumenical and Interreligious Movements from a Catholic Perspective.”
Brs. Charles Kenney, SA, Br. Paolo Nicosia, SA, and Br. Gregory Lucrezia, SA, Attend Religious Brothers Conference
Since 1972, Religious Brothers from all over the United States have been gathering together to learn from and support one another at the Religious Brothers Conference. This annual conference is designed to promote the ministry and vocation of Brothers in the church; to serve as a resource for professional and ministerial support, as well as provide opportunities for further spiritual growth for all religious Brothers.
The Introductory Ecumenical Leadership Institute, co-sponsored by the Catholic Association of Diocesan Ecumenical and Interreligious Officers and the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, was held from July 23rd to the 287th in Washington, DC. For over thirty-five years, this event has helped people in ministry become familiar with the ecumenical spirit and documents of the Church in relationship to other Christian communities.
The Catholic Press Association recently recognized Ecumenical Trends, a publication of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, in its 2018 Catholic Press Awards program.
“When you needed to connect to spirit, that’s just where you went”, Kacey Morabito Grean shares about Graymoor. Kacey, a WHUD radio host and long-time friend of the Friars has been traveling to Graymor since she was a child.