of AirMaria
Various Priests
Standing Fast
Fr Angelo Geiger
Ave Maria Meditations
JosephMary, FTI
Dr Mark Miravalle
Tour of the Catechism
Fr. Dan Mahan
Fatima Reflections
Fr. Joseph Michael McShane
No Apologies
Fra Joseph Mary
Roving Reporter
Fra Roderic and Others
Face of Pro-Life
Corinn Dahm and Guests
A Day With Mary
Fi News
Various Friars
General News
Various Friars
The Cornerstone
Fr Maximilian Dean
Marian Shrines of the World
Fr. Andre Feain
Various Other Series
Immaculate Music
Various Musicians
Mission Down Under
Aussie Friars



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

FiNews – PHOTOS: 2013 Friarworks

Friday, August 16th, 2013


Here are a few photos from the annual Rosary procession and fireworks in honor of the feast of the Assumption of our Blessed Mother. This is held each year at the Mother of the Redeemer Retreat, just 4 miles west of downtown Bloomington.

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PHOTOS: After Storm

Sunday, June 30th, 2013


Mother of The Redeemer Retreat Center – Bloomington, Indiana

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Video/Photos: New Foyer on Sacred Heart Chapel

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
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Ave Maria!

It is of great importance to maintain a quite Chapel for those that wish to be in the company of Jesus’ presence in the Blessed Sacrament. The overhang on the Sacred Heart Chapel was converted into a foyer in order to give visitors a sheltered place when they wish to speak with others.


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FiNews: Stained Glass of The Miraculous Medal

Friday, June 14th, 2013


This was the final touch to the “Tower of David” here at “Mother of the Redeemer Retreat” in Bloomington, Indiana. This window was made an hour north of here in Indianapolis.


PHOTOS: Corpus Christi Bloomington Friary 2013

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013


The Solemnity of the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, of Jesus Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. (more…)

Bloomington: Marian Day May 4 2013

Sunday, May 5th, 2013


Ave Maria!

Saturday, May 4th was the semiannual Marian Day at the Mother of the Redeemer Farm in Bloomington Indiana.  About 100 people with 29 pilgrims coming from South Bend, Indiana, came to join the friars for the Marian Day which included an outdoor rosary procession and May Crowning.  Father Ignatius Manfredonia gave two conferences on Our Lady’s Faith and the Year of the Faith. (more…)