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Safeguarding: Creating a Culture of Respect

Safeguarding: Creating a Culture of Respect

Friar John-Paul Tan is part of the Commission for the Safeguarding of Minors and Vulnerable Adults and have just attended the Commission's meeting held in Rome from 21 to 23 November 2022. Friar John-Paul Tan, second from right. The Order of Friars Minor has taken the...

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Amen, Lord Jesus: Come Soon!

Amen, Lord Jesus: Come Soon!

An important part of our preparation for Christmas is the use of special antiphons from 17 to 23 December. They are called “O Antiphons” because each Latin text begins with a long beautiful chant expressing the longing of the Church for the coming of the Lord. Many...

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Friars Join Gathering of Young Priests (YPG 2022)

Friars Join Gathering of Young Priests (YPG 2022)

The Custody sent a sizeable contingent to this year’s Malaysia-Singapore Young Priests Gathering. Our nine young priests joined 33 other young priests from the two countries for the gathering hosted by the Archdiocese of Kuala Lumpur from 10 to 13 October 2022. The...

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From Community to Dependent Custody to Autonomous Custody

From Community to Dependent Custody to Autonomous Custody

The Feature Article is a message from Friar Phillip Miscamble, who served in Singapore for 19 years and was our Custody’s first Custos. He was in Singapore in October for our Custody Chapter. It was a privilege to be a part of the Chapter of the Custody of St...

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Restoring the Gospel Within Us

Restoring the Gospel Within Us

Dearest family and friends,  May the Lord give you peace! Unanimous. This one word brought about a wave of emotion for me. At our Chapter, all the friars voted in favour of a Fraternal Life Project for every community in our Custody. It was a dream come true!...

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Franciscan Calendar 2023

Franciscan Calendar 2023

We're happy to announce that the 2023 Franciscan calendar is on sale now!  Collaborating with The Way We Mend (TWWM), this unique calendar features the original artwork of Anna Dinh, a talented local artist from Sarawak, Malaysia. Besides being able to keep track...

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