Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cum Grande Humilitate: "Preach Humbly But Grandly!"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011



Final verse of
"Canticle of the Creatures"
written by
St. Francis of Assisi
in the original Umbrian dialect:

Laudato er benedicite, misignore,
et rengratiate et serviate li
"cum grande humilitate."


Praise and bless my Lord,
thank Him and serve Him
"Humbly but Grandly"


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Monday, November 28, 2011

Portiuncula Hermitage Now Taking "Come to the Quiet" Retreats ON THE ROAD!

Monday, November 14, 2011

"Holidays Under the Spires" ~ Oldenburg, Indiana, December 3rd

Swing by the Portiuncula Hermitage "coffee table" on Hauptstrasse for a cup of "Mystic Monk Coffee!" We will be located where the Carriage Rides begin and end. Check out our special brew of "Jingle Bell Java" that is guaranteed to knock your sandals off or curl your habits!

Fra Chris

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Eucharistic Healing

"Only say the word Lord, and I shall be healed"

The Portiuncula Franciscan Hermitage, located in Jerusalem, Ohio, Diocese of Steubenville, seeks the awesome power, grace, and mercy of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to bring divine healing and peace into your life through intercessory prayer and adoration before our Eucharistic Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Simply e-mail your Prayer Requests to:

We encourage everyone to participate in our Healing Services and Retreats.

Thank you for visiting.

Pace e Bene!

Fra Chris


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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Are You "Searching" For Jesus?


We need to raise $120,000 to duplicate this Portiuncula Chapel
at the Franciscan University of Steubenville

What if the Portiuncula Hermitage earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or what if a percentage of every purchase you made on-line went to support our cause? Well, now it can! is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half of its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!

Although this may not sound like a lot of money, if only 1000 of our supporters use just 5 times per day for the year, the Portiuncula Hermitage would receive over $18,000 towards its mission of spreading God's love!

It's easy. Just Click on the GoodSearch Icon below and download the GoodSearch Toolbar – Then type "Portiuncula Franciscan Hermitage and Retreat Center" into the toolbar:

Website owners can also help by adding a customizable badge to their homepage or blog.

So please, make a commitment to browsing the Internet with with the Portiuncula Hermitage as your designated charity. Set it as your homepage, or bookmark it so using it becomes a habit.

As well, you can earn money for the Portiuncula Hermitage by doing your online shopping through It is a new online shopping mall which will donate up to 37 percent of each purchase to the Portiuncula Hermitage. Hundreds of popular stores, including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with and every time you place an order, you'll be supporting our valuable mission.

By simply surfing the web with and shopping with you can raise much-needed funds for the Portiuncula Hermitage!


Pax Et Bonum!


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What It Means To Be Catholic

St. Joseph's Shop in Batesville, Indiana Is Now Offering MYSTIC MONK COFFEE


St. Joseph's Shop
Northside Avenue
(off 229 behind Dotty's Bulk Basket)
Batesville, Indiana
(812) 932-1286

St. Joseph's Shop is pleased to announce they are selling our


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