Discerning God’s Plan, Bit By Bit

March 19, 2019
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March 15-17, 2019, Fr. Bernie Palka, SA, Sr. Lucinda Patterson, SA, Bro. Paolo Nicosia, SA, and Paul Krenzelok, Director of Discernment Ministry led a “discernment” retreat weekend for 10 diverse and vibrant young adults.  The purpose was to help these young adults answer the question, “What is God’s plan for my life?”  Although no one by the end of the weekend “figured out” God’s plan—which wasn’t the purpose—these young adults did come away with tools to understand God’s plan bit by bit.
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Stained Glass Windows Honor Our Lady of the Atonement

March 6, 2019
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This year marks the 100th anniversary that the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement have been honoring the Blessed Mother under the title of Our Lady of the Atonement. To honor her and help others come into her mercy through prayer, a new stained glass window at St. Joseph the Worker parish in Richmond, British Columbia, has been installed.
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Br. Paolo Attends U.N. Meeting On Human Rights

February 27, 2019
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This past January 29, Br. Paolo Nicosia, SA, represented the Atonement Friars, as well as the Franciscan International, at two meetings at the United Nations. These events looked at issues concerned with the protection of human life - specifically at human rights and injustices in prison systems.
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Long-Time Graymoor Chef Competes On Food Network’s Chopped

February 27, 2019
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Viewers from around the country and the world tuned in to the Food Network on Tuesday, February 26th to watch a special episode of Chopped. Marc Lamash, who worked as a chef at Graymoor for many years, was one of the contestants on the show where chefs compete against each other by making creative dishes using very specific ingredients. 
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…But Few Are Chosen

February 26, 2019
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…But Few Are Chosen is a newly released book that relates the coming-of-age story of three young boys who found At-One-Ment with the help of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement at St. John’s Atonement Seminary in Montour Falls, New York.
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The Clothing Ceremony

February 21, 2019
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On Sunday, February 10, 2019, Br. Jan Janoska, NSA, and Br. Alfonso DeRuvo, NSA, received their habits in a clothing ceremony presided over by Minister General Brian F. Terry, SA. The ceremony took place in Assisi, Italy, and Novice Director Fr. Ed Boes, SA, along with Formation Director Fr. Jim Puglisi, SA, assisted.
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