March 29, 2018
Dear Fellow Franciscans and Guests,
Right now, all I can think of saying is “Man proposes and God disposes.” Why do I say this? San Pedro had a fire in Bldg 300 and it is off limits to everyone.
Therefore, they have cancelled the group that was staying in the camp ground and gave us the use of that new, big, beautiful St. Francis Hall which will hold everything that was planned in Bldg 300 with rest rooms and sound system, etc. It is one of only a few buildings in the camp area and is well marked, so you should have no problem in finding it. (Click on Document below)
MISSION STATEMENT – 2018
The mission of the Five Franciscan Martyrs Region
of the Secular Franciscan Order
is to walk in the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi
by bringing gospel to life and life to the gospel
and promoting a sanctified family.
Vocations Tool Kit - Now on Website
It includes an introductory document, prayer cards, Come and See session outline, customizable promotional brochure with amazing graphics, powerpoint presentation including taking points, testimonial questions, and more!
Secular Franciscan Conference sponsored by the Francsican Institute at St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York. The dates are th.. Arrivals can be evening, July 12
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The SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER
The Secular Franciscan Order, formerly known as the Third Order of St. Francis, is an official Order within the Catholic Church, established by St. Francis of Assisi himself early in the thirteenth century.
Ordinarily, we do not live in community; rather, we live with our families and perform our jobs out in the world, gathering in fraternities on a regular basis. On the one hand, our fraternity is the whole world; on the other hand, our local fraternity, our home-based faith community if you will, is the world where we work out our salvation AND the salvation of our sisters and brothers.
By profession, we promise to follow a Rule of Life approved and confirmed by Pope Paul VI in June of 1978. You may read this Rule and the General Constitutions of the Secular Franciscan Order on this website.
The Rule and Constitutions might be a good place for you to begin your online inquiry. You might like to read more about St. Francis from numerous websites, including the one given above. You may pick up your phone and call 1-800-FRANCIS for more information. You might click on this list of Regions and Fraternities across the whole United States (http://www.nafra-sfo.org/regions.html) and see if you can find a fraternity near you to visit. You might email the Regional Minister for more details.