Rita’s Anniversary – May 26th, 2019
HAPPY 7 YEARS OF PROFESSION TO OUR DEAR SISTER, RITA!
Who are the Secular Franciscans? They are a community of Catholic men and women I the world who seek to pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of St. Francis. We follow St. Francis’ example of perfect joy: the knowledge that with Jesus as our center we have true peace and all good. We […]
Little saints abound at the St. Joseph’s annual All Saints Day Party in Newton, NC. Minister Carole M., OFS and John M., OFS of the Fraternity of Brother Francis passed out treat bags to all saints present. What a lovely time was had by all!!!
The Transitus Service is an annual Franciscan devotion for religious and secular alike observed over the past three decades. Each year on the evening of October 3rd, we remember the passing of Francis of Assisi from this life into God through a Transitus ritual. The Transitus has become a significant annual event where we ritually […]
Today Most Holy Father Pope Francis canonized Blessed Pope Paul VI!! This is hugely significant for all Secular Franciscans, as we follow what is called the “Pauline Rule”. Auspicato Concessum, (Sept. 17, 1882) Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical letter glorified St.Francis of Assisi on the occasion of the seventh centenary of his birth. In this encyclical, the […]
Dear faithful: I am sharing two letters I felt compelled to send to our Holy Father Pope Francis, and to our beloved Bishop, Peter Jugis of the Diocese of Charlotte. These letters are my own thoughts and do not reflect the Fraternity of Brother Francis nor the Secular Franciscan Order. I am merely sharing my […]
Saturday, August 11th – The Feast of St. Clare-Two Celebrations!!! The Fraternity of Brother Francis celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Profession for our minister, Carole Marmorato, OFS. August 8th was the actual anniversary and how fantastic it was to celebrate this achievement on The Feast of St. Clare. Also celebrated was the Mass of Permanent Profession to the […]