JPIC 2018 Pentecost Message
Greetings of peace, dear National Family!
“This is how we know that we remain in God and God in us, that he has given us of his Spirit.” (cf. 1 John 4:13)
Our loving Savior left us a beautiful gift, the gift of the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit is the perfect and abiding love between God the Father and God the Son. It is also the love that exists between each one of his children – you and me. Jesus prayed to the Father that we all may be one; bound by the love of the Spirit. In that great love, let us always remember the expression of that love is justice and compassionate service.
Having said that, please consider donating to our H2O Project. Although the H2O Project begins in Lent, you can make donations all year round. Our H2O Project has been able to fund diverse water projects, providing clean water where desperately needed. Please send all contributions to the H2O Project, c/o Jerry Rousseau, 82 Kim St, Blairsville, GA 30512-2345. Make the check payable to NAFRA – with H20 Project in the memo. Thank you for your kind and generous support.
I pray you have also been thinking about those wonderfully outstanding Franciscans who tirelessly work for peace, social justice and the care of God’s creation.
Here is the second call for nominations for the 2018 Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Award. Please prayerfully consider someone from the worldwide Franciscan Family that you would like to nominate for this wonderful honor. Attached is the nomination form.
Please email the forms back to me at ctownes26 @ gmail.com. PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Please put JPIC AWARD in the Subject line.
Deadline for nominations is Sunday, 15 July 2018. There will be a third and final call for nominations next month.
Thank you, dear Family!
Carolyn D Townes, OFS., attached "Franciscan Season of Caring for Creation" which follows in PDF format