On Saturday May 12th we formally admitted Patrick Abbott into the Secular Franciscan Order. Welcome Patrick! His formation as an Inquirer completed, Patrick now becomes a Candidate. Guided by the Holy Spirit and with the support of his fraternity, Patrick … Continue reading
Reflection by MaryCatherine Bibro, OFS Article 9: ” The Virgin Mary, humble servant of the Lord, was open to His every word. She was embraced by Francis with indescribable love and declared protectoress and advocate of his family” . Francis … Continue reading
Happy New Year! 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the approval by Blessed Pope Paul VI of the 1978 Rule for Secular Franciscans. St. Pope John Paul II urged all Secular Franciscans to, “Study, love and live the Rule of … Continue reading
“For the leadership role she plays in guiding the church to think about just peace and for her personal witness of Christian nonviolence”, the National Catholic Reporter has named Marie Dennis OFS, their 2016 person of the year.
Lonnie Ellis OFS, associate director of the Catholic Climate Covenant, had the privilege of co-leading a presentation at the Vatican on climate change on April 11th with Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and leading … Continue reading