Call to Almsgiving

Of the three marks of Lent – prayer, fasting and almsgiving – almsgiving is often the most neglected.  And yet, it’s the only place where the Bible brings all three together, the inspired author puts the emphasis firmly on the last:  “Prayer and fasting are…

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross, a Franciscan devotion, began as the practice of pious pilgrims to Jerusalem who would retrace the final journey of Jesus Christ to Calvary. Later, for the many who wanted to pass along the same route, but could not make…

Solemn Choral Vespers

Join the Franciscan Friars for our Lenten Solemn Choral Vespers on the Sundays of Lent at St. Mary’s Basilica in downtown Phoenix.  Evening prayer will include choral and organ music for each service.  All are welcome to attend, including members of other Christian traditions….