5 Friars to be Ordained Deacons

Friars Cosmas Francis, Crispus Mosinoh, Gerald Terence, Robin Toha and Sixtus Pitah will be called to the Order of Deacons by Archbishop William Goh at the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd on 26 November 2021. The 4pm mass will be live-streamed on the...

Thoughts from the Novitiate

Friars Julian Chua, Sylvester Singh and Timothy Fong entered into the Novitiate at Greccio Friary, Singapore, in January. Novitiate is a period of intense formation for novices to know and experience the form of life of St Francis, to form their minds and hearts...

Sharpened by Contact with Another

A patient said to the friar, โ€œYoung man, there is no medicine that can cure me. My problem is here (pointing to his forehead). I know too much, I worry too much, I want to control too much. Only God, in the end, can help. But I am still overanxious.โ€ The friar...

Aglow with The Transfigured

Join all the consecrated in Singapore for an evening of prayer, celebrating 200 years of Evangelising Mission in Singapore. ๐—”๐—ด๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ - ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ ๐Ÿฒ ๐—”๐˜‚๐—ด๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿญ, ๐—ฆ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ! ๐Ÿด๐—ฝ๐—บ! As One,...

Lessons from Serving in a Home for the Aged

Student friars Marvin Voo and Nelson Evarinus spent the month of June on a mission exposure and pastoral attachment at St Josephโ€™s Home, a home for the aged under the care of the Canossian Sisters. They share some of what struck them from the experience.  Friar...

With God, All Things are Possible – ‘Honorary Friar’ Januarius

Two years ago, Januarius was diagnosed with an acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. The Make-A-Wish Foundation (Singapore) has granted Januarius' wish to become a Franciscan friar. He was brought to Greccio Friary and spend a day with the friars. It was a memorable and...

Sharing the Dream

Time passes ... Thirty years ago, on 16 May, the Custody of St Anthony (Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei) was canonically erected, dependent upon the Province of the Holy Spirit (Australia). We had two Singaporean Solemnly Professed friars (Friars Michael Goh and...

Two Friars Making their Solemn Profession

Friar Cosmas Francis and Friar Gerald Terence will make theirย Solemn Profession of Religious Vows at the Church of St Mary of the Angels on April 16. They share what making theirย Solemn Profession of Vows, afterย years of discernment and formation, means to them, and...

World Day of Consecrated Life

The Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2 is also World Day for Consecrated Life, when those in consecrated life are invited to reflect on how they can be the light of Jesus Christ to all peoples. We, the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of St Anthony...