The St Bonaventure Fraternity will be presenting a retreat "Reaching Out Beyond our Faith" on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Sacred Heart Sullivan Hall in Fleming Island (Jacksonville/Orange
Park area). Our speaker is Donna Hollis, OFS with the NAFRA Ecumenical/Interfaith Committee. The attached flyer and brochure have all the information. We pray you will consider joining us as we learn
how best to reach out to other faiths.
Linda Bertino, OFS
St Bonaventure Fraternity
"Give witness to what we believe in and
who we are with joy and simplicity."
Start by doing what is necessary,
then what is possible,
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
St. Francis of Assisi
May the Lord give you peace!
It is my pleasure to announce our topic and presenters for the 8th Summer Seminar for OFS, which will be held
July 12-15,2018 at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Mark your calendars now!
The topic for the seminar is Francis the Troubador: How Can I Keep From Singing? Our presenters will be Jerry & Cricket Aull, OFS and Br. Bob Herrick, OFM,
Cap. Please see the attached flier for details.
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
19th Annual Inter-Fraternity Celebration of the Feast of St. Clare (see .PDF file below)
To my fellow Secular Franciscan Ministers,
We are very please to inform you that we have a very worthy speaker for our St. Clare Celebration. It is Fr. John Anglin, OFM from St. Anthony Friary in St. Petersburg. He is often
referred to as The Wandering Friar. That is also the name of one of the Books he has written as also the name of his blog. He has been a Friar for 54 years and was ordained 47 years
ago. He has done innumerable retreats and days of reflection and is quite renowned as a speaker. We should be in for a real treat. His topic will be “St. Clare: Model of
I hope that many of you and members of your fraternities will be able to attend our Celebration at St. William’s on Saturday, August 11th
. Please let me know the
number that will be attending from your fraternity on or before August 4th
. so that necessary preparation can be made. I will be in Georgia but I can be contacted at
(see files below)
The next Q will be in 2021 and will be held in Phoenix, August 18-22, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand.