It is with heavy hearts that the Franciscan Friars withdraw from St. Mary’s Basilica. Stay with us throughout the year as we celebrate our Franciscan legacy. In the words of Pope Francis, “Let the Church always be a place of mercy and hope, where everyone is welcomed, loved and forgiven.” May that be our promise to each other in the coming year.
The Diocese of Phoenix released a statement below regarding the friars leaving St. Mary’s Basilica.
This is heart braking. Nothing makes is ok. Many of us call St. Marys home. Many if us found our way back to Christ because on they way the Fathers at St. Marys.