In 2017, more than 72,000 people in the United States, nearly 200 a day, died of drug overdoses. This death toll is higher than the US military casualties in Vietnam and Iraq wars combined.
The Franciscan Friars of the Atonement herald the release of Pope Francis’s new encyclical, Fratelli Tutti, “On Fraternity and Social Friendship,” signed at the tomb of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy, on October 3, 2020, and released to all of humanity on the Saint’s feast day, October 4.
“A group of organists can’t get together without playing music,” says Franciscan Father Jim Gardiner, SA.
Deacon Tom Rich has had a spiritual and physical connection with Graymoor since he was a child. He fondly remembers visiting the Holy Mountain with his family.
Br. Paolo Nicosia, SA recently professed his final vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement.
On September 18, the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute will host a free webinar featuring a distinguished panel of Christian theologians, ethicists and community leaders who will discuss overcoming social divisions to take better care of our planet.