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PHOTO POST: Photos for Today January 14th 2015

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Below are two photos I took today while on the road in Upstate New York.


A reminder that there are people that spend their day in this weather, walking from block to block aimlessly, looked upon as an unpleasant obstacle up ahead on the side walk.


Look closely. :)

PHOTOS: 2014 Mt. St. Francis Hermitage First Snow

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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Photos – FINEWS: 8 US Postulants

Monday, November 24th, 2014

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2 postulants are missing: Stephen (Canada) and  Joshua (California)

L to R: Andrew (Arizona), Joseph (Pennsylvania), Carl (Florida), Nathan (Kentucky), Jose (Minnesota), Mathew (New York) (more…)

PHOTOS: Corpus Christi Bloomington, Indiana

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

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Corpus Christi at “Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center” and friary of “Our Lady Coredemptrix” 2014


PHOTOS: Marian Day 2014 May

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

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Twice a year (May & October) at Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center in Bloomington, Indiana there is a “Marian Day” that consist of a rosary procession, crowning of a statue of our Blessed Mother, Holy Mass, confessions, a Holy Hour, and the blessing of articles. Lunch as well.

Marian Day 03 2014 (more…)

PHOTO: The Way of The Cross – Bloomington

Saturday, April 19th, 2014


Mother of the Redeemer Retreat Center – The Way of The Cross – Meditations by Pope Francis

PHOTOS: Simian Training Course

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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Simian Training Course hosted by Doug Pearson & WOMB 89.9 FM Ellettsville (more…)

PHOTOS: Installation of Sacred Heart Stained Glass

Monday, March 31st, 2014

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PHOTOS: Pope Francis with FI Superior

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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Fi News: Australian Postulant Invested as Novice

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Ave Maria!

On December 7th, 2013, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel in Griswold, CT, our postulant from Australia joined the current class of novices by officially becoming a Franciscan Friar of the Immaculate! Along with the caperone (small mantle) and cord, he received his new religious name…

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PHOTOS: All Hallows Eve Celebration Bloomington Indiana

Monday, November 4th, 2013


St. Bridget of Sweden and St. Pio

We will add more photos as permissions come in from parents. (more…)

PHOTO: Most Beautiful When Dying

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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A tree is most beautiful when it is dying…and so are we when we die to self.

Today’s Photo: Back Pew View

Thursday, October 10th, 2013


Just taking it all in…there’s a time to sit in the front pew and a time to sit in the last pew.

PHOTO – Crucifix on Tower Struck by Lighting

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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On July 23rd the Crucifix on the “Tower of David” was struck simultaneously by two bolts of lighting, witnessed by Fr. Elias’ mother and some construction workers. The lighting rod was not yet installed.


PHOTO: Not a Light Which Scatters All Our Darkness

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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“Faith is not a light which scatters all our darkness, but a lamp which guides our steps in the night and suffices for the journey. To those who suffer, God does not provide arguments which explain everything; rather, his response is that of an accompanying presence…” – Pope Francis, LUMEN FIDEI, Paragraph 57 page 78