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Reflecting with St Francis before the Christmas Crib

Reflecting with St Francis before the Christmas Crib

St Francis and Christmas Crib The story of St Francis and the Christmas Crib at Greccio shows what was really important to Francis – the poverty of Jesus and his mother, and the discomfort felt by the little baby. For Francis, the external poverty of Christ’s...

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In Conversation with Friar Dan Horan, OFM

In Conversation with Friar Dan Horan, OFM

Join Friar Gerald Tan, OFM as he moderates the ZOOM session conducted by The Franciscan Young Adults with Friar Dan Horan, OFM as the main guest speaker. Friar Dan Horan, OFM is a new generation Franciscan theologian who has written and spoken on Franciscan theology,...

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Transitus of St Francis of Assisi (3rd Oct)

Transitus of St Francis of Assisi (3rd Oct)

The Final Prayer of St Francis of Assisi – in celebration of St Francis’ freedom from the earthly world, we explore the Transitus of St Francis, his final transition from the world to heaven's realm. Just as St Francis said at the end of his life, “The Lord has shown...

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Finding the Divine Good in Creation

Finding the Divine Good in Creation

On 29 Nov, 1979, Pope John Paul II in his Bull Inter Sanctos, proclaimed St Francis of Assisi the patron of ecology. St Francis is best characterised as an ontological poet and a nature mystic who discovered the inter-relatedness of all beings through a spiritual...

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The Canticle of the Creatures

The Canticle of the Creatures

The Canticle of the Creatures is a hymn of praise that recapitulates Francis’ journey to God in and through the beautiful things of creation... But the Canticle also represents a lifetime of conversion, as Francis strove to be a brother to all things and to praise God...

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Touch of an Embrace

Touch of an Embrace

Friday Growth Series - Organised by the Catholic Spirituality Centre As part of the Friday Growth Series (A Call to Holiness) organised by the Catholic Spirituality Centre, Friar Derrick Yap was invited to share on Franciscan Spirituality. 'Touch of an Embrace' talk...

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Why is it Important to Care for Creation?

Why is it Important to Care for Creation?

Why do we, as Christians, have a share in the responsibility of caring for our common home? How are we praising God through the caring for creation? Friar Derrick sheds light on Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', helping us to understand the heart of our faith. It...

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Saint Mary of the Angels

Saint Mary of the Angels

Have you ever wondered why the Franciscan Friars in Singapore look after the Church of St Mary of the Angels rather than the Church of St Francis of Assisi? 🤔 The chapel of St Mary of the Angels in Assisi was significant in the life of St Francis. He not only found...

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