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A great admirer of sacred art, Br. Georges Morin likes to analyze paintings, especially those of Giotto, painter of Francis of Assisi. Br. Georges scrutinizes the tiniest details of each canvas to draw spiritual meaning from them, especially in keeping with the Franciscan values of fraternity, peace, love for creation, poverty and humility.Posts in FrenchPosts in English
Biblical scholar, speaker, priest and choir director Guylain Prince is a Franciscan with many talents. As an author, Fr. Guylain is sensitive to the beauty of nature, where he likes to reflect, meditate and write contemplative works. He has been involved in the area of poverty for more than 25 years.
Fr. Joachim is a Franciscan Friar, a scientist, and a person very much interested in everything that shows how science and Christian faith support each other. Prior to entering religious life, he earned a PhD in Biochemistry and worked at universities and biotechnology companies in the US and Canada. Now his ministry is to show how the Christian message has the power to transform our scientific-technological culture.Posts in English
Born and raised in the great prairie province of Saskatchewan as the oldest son of grocery store owners. Learned about serving the community from growing up in the grocery store. Enjoyed the gift of growing up in a small rural town with lots of extended family nearby.
Loves being a P.U.N.K. (Proud Uncle No Kids) and a Godfather. Loves Christmas, the creche and learning from the lives of the saints. Loves to be creative in the kitchen.
Can be found writing early in the morning. Is often tinkering in the chapel. Enjoys a good run, a good song, and setting a good table for celebrations.
Prior to joining the Franciscans worked in various ministry settings as a Youth Minister and Pastoral Assistant. Currently completing studies at Newman Theological College. Simply Professed Friar since 2015.
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Coming from the world of communications, Pierre Charland decided to devote his life to the Lord in the early 1990s, after he had a life-changing encounter with a disciple of Christ. Br. Pierre's spiritual journey deepened when he read several books about St. Francis of Assisi, before embracing Franciscan life in community and being present to the poor and the sick around him. He has truly found the freedom of living in Christ.Posts in FrenchPosts in English
Pierre Ducharme is a Canadian Franciscan friar, originally from the west coast, who is called to preach the Gospel at all times, and in all-ways. He hopes that his reflections on God's Word bring Good News to the poor.Posts in English
Director of the Missions Office for the Franciscans of Eastern Canada since 2008, Richard Chartier is also a project officer (receiving, handling and following up on international missionary projects) and editor-in-chief of the magazine Missions des Franciscains. A secular Franciscan, Br. Chartier devotes himself fully to his work and furthers his knowledge in international solidarity, especially through various training courses.Posts in FrenchPosts in English
A Franciscan for more than 50 years, Roland Bonenfant is one of the pillars of the Franciscan house in Trois-Rivières. Br. Roland is working for the canonization of Fr. Frédéric Janssoone, missionary to the Holy Land; in fact, he has made this his personal mission. This ardent defender of Fr. Frédéric created a website (in three languages) in his honour and for several years has been patiently collecting testimonials of miraculous healings.Posts in FrenchPosts in English