Taize Prayer Service

There is no preaching or teaching. Taize is just an elegantly simple service: short song chants, often in Latin, repeated over and over in the candle lite dark. Plus some short Scripture readings or psalms. And silence, at least 10 minutes, sometimes more. In…

Transitus of St. Francis

Join us for a beautiful celebration of the Transitus – the passing into eternal life of Our Holy Father St. Francis of Assisi. This ancient Franciscan tradition includes readings from the testimonies of Francis and his companions, the gradual elimination of the light, the…

Blessing of the Animals

Join the Franciscan Friars, dogs, cats, fish, snakes, birds, reptiles, and their owners for our annual Blessing of the Animals.  The blessing is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi patron saint of animals and the environment.  Each animal will receive a certificate of blessing…