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August 8, 2018

Fra Leonard Maria Deocareza – RIP

On July 27, 2018 Fra Leonard left this exile for Heaven after a long battle with esophageal cancer at age 42. Since being stationed in England he has resided in our friaries in…
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March 29, 2018

FFI First Professions for 2018

Ave Maria! On Palm Sunday six friars professed their first temporary vows at our Novitiate in Tarquinia, Italy, five from Nigeria and one from Italy. Congratulations! Keep them in your prayers. Six newly…
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December 15, 2017

“A place where people can get away from the noises of the world”

Ave Maria! Today is the 25th Anniversary of the reopening of Our Lady's Chapel in downtown New Bedford, MA, USA by the Franciscan of the Immaculate, and we are still there. Deo Gratias.…
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October 17, 2017

Friar Terrance Chartier to be Ordained

Ave Maria! Our friar Terrance Chartier will be ordained to the priesthood this Saturday. It will be in Our Lady's Chapel that we staff in New Bedford, Massachusetts. This is very fitting since…
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August 12, 2017

Franciscan Handmaids and the F.F.I. Nigerian Mission

Ave Maria! Here is a post from the Franciscan Handmaids' Facebook page about their support of the FFI Nigerian Mission. https://www.facebook.com/franciscan.handmaids/posts/915728701924393?sw_fnr_id=3454096335&fnr_t=0
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April 4, 2017

Video – Anniversaries, Fatima & Ordinations – FINEWS 161

  Ave Maria! In this episode: Tenth Anniversary of official start of AirMaria News on Centennial for Fatima Fatima Statue Tours Pope Heading to Fatima Canonization of Jacinta and Francesco Marto Francis Fourth…
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February 15, 2017

Video – Ten Years of AirMaria – 100 Years of Fatima – FINEWS 160

Ave Maria! In this episode of FiNews friar Roderic reports on the ten year milestone of AirMaria with thousands of videos and millions of views for which we are very thankful. Then he…
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December 12, 2016

Video – Movie-Making Friars Recreate Fatima – FINEWS 159

Ave Maria! Katie Breidenbach from Thing in a Pot Productions does an excellent video report of our film production efforts here in Bloomington in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparition in…
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November 15, 2016

Video – Behind-the-Scenes on the Fatima Movie – FINEWS 158

Ave Maria! Katie Breidenbach of Thing in a Pot Productions gives a behind the scenes look at the production of the Fatima short films that AirMaria is┬ádoing using drones, cinematic cameras, children actors…
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October 26, 2016

Movie-Making Friars Recreate Fatima | Thing in a Pot Productions

Ave Maria! I already mentioned this in the article I posted yesterday, way down in the photo stream, but I thought I would give it its own post.┬áKatie Breidenbach at Thing in a…
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October 25, 2016

Progress on Fatima Video, Need Help

Ave Maria! There has been much progress on the Fatima project where we are filming the three apparitions of the angel to the three children Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco that took place at…
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April 4, 2016

Video / Photos – Blessing of Bell – Bishop Michael R. Cote

Ave Maria! On Saturday, April 2, His excellency, Bishop Michael Cote, visited the Franciscan friary in Griswold, Ct. to bless the bell in the friary bell Tower. After a beautiful Mass celebrated by…
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February 21, 2016

Welcome to New AirMaria Format, Server

Ave Maria! Welcome to our new server and new format. We are very excited about the first major update in several years. Besides a new refreshing and clean look, we have the front…
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October 31, 2015

Video – Elevation of Virgin Mary Statue Atop Bell Tower – FINEWS 155

Fi News #155 - ( 02min) >>> Play Ave Maria! Friars and friends watch as the six-foot solid marble statue of the Virgin Mary is finally lifted, as if in another Assumption, forty-five…
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October 31, 2015

Video – Bell Hoisted into Griswold Bell Tower – FINEWS 154

Fi News #154 - ( 02min) >>> Play Ave Maria! On October 12, after almost 10 years of construction, the bell tower at the Marian Friary of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Griswold…
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