Letters from NAFRA

NAFRA is the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States. The abbreviation "NEC" stands for NAFRA's National Executive Council.

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Dear National Family,
Greetings and peace!
"It's our season.  Time to redouble our efforts."  
So begins my "Ministers Message" for Lent.  The entire message is attached as it would not paste into this email in good fashion.


My own Lenten journey has already been enriched by the wonderful resources provided by our JPIC Chair Carolyn Townes OFS.  (I hope you did not miss her February 11 email?)  I recommend her "Lenten Season of Peace" reflections, which I also attach to this email.
More inspiration came my way from a co-worker who sent a link to an article from Diocesan Publications called "Fasting and Sacrifice".   It was a great read, and how delighted I was to see that it was written by Beth Price OFS.  What a surprise and a blessing!  I texted my co-worker, "I know her!  She's a Secular Franciscan!"  My co-worker replied, "THAT'S why I sent it to you! "  I have attached Beth's article as well. 
Praise God for his mercy and goodness; there is no shortage of inspiration to be found!  
Let us pray for each other on this Lenten journey and "may God bring to completion with joy what we have begun with God's grace!"
Happy Lent!
Peace and love,
Jan Parker OFS
Minister, Secular Franciscan Order USA
As Lent Begins _Ministers [...]
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Fasting and Sacrifice_Beth Price OF[...]
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Lenten Season of Peace.pdf
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