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Dear Ministers, Please share this with the members of your fraternity.  Peace & joy, Marie
    To: Brothers and Sisters of our National Secular Franciscan Fraternity
    Re: Aid to Flood Victims
    Beloved National Family,
    May the Lord give us peace and fill us with merciful love!
    Over the past week we have been in communication with our sister Cherryle Fruge, Minister of St. Joan of Arc Regional Fraternity.  Cherryle has shared with us the devastating effects of the recent flooding in Louisiana.  We have discussed with her and the Region how best to help.
    We have learned that five OFS members of St. Joseph Fraternity are victims of this flooding, and have suffered great losses.  They are currently facing huge clean up and rebuilding tasks, along with a lot of emotional stress.


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Louisiana, etc.

 We wish to assist our OFS brothers and sisters in St. Joseph Fraternity, and also to assist all the victims of this disaster, our brothers and sisters in Christ.  To this end we propose a two-step plan:
    Step One: Flood Victims Fund
    St. Joan of Arc Region has set up a Flood Victims Fund as a way to help the members of St. Joseph Fraternity.   This fund will provide urgent assistance to OFS sisters and brothers.   The National Executive Council has designated $2500 from our NAFRA “Fraternity Emergency Fund” for this purpose.
    To join this effort, please make checks payable to “NAFRA”, and note that it is for “St. Joan of Arc/Flood Victims”. 

Jerry Rousseau, our National Treasurer, will forward these funds to St. Joan of Arc Region to distribute in the form of Visa/MasterCard gift cards for OFS flood victims.  The NEC confirmed that this is an acceptable way to comply with all requirements.
    Please mail your donations to:
    St. Joan of Arc / Flood Victims
    Jerry Rousseau OFS
    82 Kim St.
    Blairsville, GA 30512

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Franciscan Family:  Year of Mercy, circular from Minister General

The Secular Franciscan Order (Third Order of St. Francis) can offer you the means to live the Franciscan Way of Life in your own home and family surroundings.​


Its Rule of Life has helped so many in the living of their Christian lives.


Our membership includes housewives, tradesmen, professionals, students, secular clergy and retired senior citizens.


If you wish to learn more about this 800-year old order which has a message that is always up-to-date, please come to a regular meeting to see for yourself how we operate and to get answers to any questions you may have.


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