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Welcome to Franciscan and Friends

Denis Grady is an award-winning country/gospel songwriter and performer who founded Franciscan and Friends Annual Mission Retreats.. We do this because the Gospel calls us to it, and because we fall in love with the people.  Every trip, we experience conversion in a deep, powerful way. My wife Barbie coined the phrase Mission Retreat, which I think accurately describes the experience.

We are living such excessively busy lives in North America and not responding to the call of the Sabbath. The poor teach us how to slow down.
"Go to the poor and you will find God"
-Saint Vincent de Paul

2015 Dominican Republic Mission

Join the Franciscan and Friends Music Mission Retreat to The Dominican Republic.
Music, Recovery, Faith. January 2015.
“Go to the poor and you will find God”-Saint Vincent de Paul

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Tony Melendez Concert Tour

Tony Melendez in Concert “Tony you are giving hope to all of us. My wish to you is to continue giving this hope to all the people!” Saint John Paul to Tony Melendez-September 1987. Fulfilling the wishes of a saint, bringing hope to Alberta

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Breakfast with the Bishop

7th Annual Breakfast with the Bishop, Saturday October 25, 8:30am Calgary Dream Centre 4510 MacLeod Trail S. Starring” Chef Mario. Special Guests: Marty Antonini & 7th Heaven. In Support of the Calgary Dream Centre. Tickets $50. ea

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RSS Saint of the Day

  • St. Emily de Rodat September 19, 2014
    Emily was born in 1787 at Rodez, France.  She was educated at Villefranche, became a teacher at the age of 18 and, realizing that many of the children of the poor were not going to school because they could not afford to, she opened a school for them and taught without charge.   She also […]

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Denis Grady
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Phone: 403.243.1049
Website: http://franciscanandfriends.ca
Email: denis.grady@shaw.ca