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A bill to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota, S.F. 1880, has been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature. Join the brothers at the hearing for S.F. 1880 at noon on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, by the Senate Health, Human Services and Housing committee. The hearing will be held in Room 1200 of the new Minnesota Senate Building. The address is 95 University Avenue West, directly across from the Capitol. Click on the following link for more information from Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=1667e99563b8367c5af19c4a6&id=9f5f7ba970&e=5fe51b3e8


On October 4th, 2015, the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, the Vatican Office for the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, released a document titled, "IDENTITY AND MISSION OF THE RELIGIOUS BROTHER IN THE CHURCH."  Please follow the link below to read in full, "And you are all brothers" (Mt 23:8) http://files.ctctcdn.com/8c97a3ce301/1827e765-8669-44f0-aaa5-5040c9dea164.pdf



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Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil

Join us at the Annual Good Friday Prayer Vigil on March 25th, 2016 at the Mega-Planned Parenthood, 671 Vandalia Street, St. Paul, MN, from 8:30 to 4:30 PM.  The brothers will be leading music throughout the morning as hundreds gather to carry the cross of abortion.  Area pastors of various denominations will lead those gathered in the reading of Scriptures and prayers throughout the day.  For more information visit: http://www.plam.org/events/ .


O’Donnell, Br. Paul Joseph
December 15th 1959 - February 20th 2015

Brother-PaulBeloved long time superior of the Franciscan Brothers of Peace of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Br. Paul Joseph O’Donnell, fbp, age 55, of St. Paul, formerly of Omaha, died February 20, 2015. Br. Paul was a dedicated, nationally recognized leader within the right-to-life movement, advocating for the human rights and dignity of the unborn, handicapped, elderly, and a heart for serving the spiritually and bodily poor. He was a cofounder and president of Pro-Life Action Ministries, founding board member of Human Life Alliance and chairman of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network. Deeply loved and survived by his religious community; Brothers, Joseph Katzmarek, Pio King, John Mary KaspariConrad Richardson, James Voeller, Seraphim Wirth, Maximilian Connelly, Juniper Barlett, Benedict Gerard Kelley, Dominic Michael Hart, and Postulants Nicholas Listi and Ricardo Pagba, all of St. Paul. Preceded in death by his parents, Charles (Danny) and Mary Kaye O’Donnell; and survived by five siblings; Stephen (Christene) O’Donnell, Diane Nyberg, Barbara (Rolland) McCann, Patrick O’Donnell and Kelly, Timothy (Theresa) O’Donnell; and twenty nieces and nephews.

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