Carole’s 25th OFS Anniversary & Paula’s Profession to the OFS – August 11, 2018

Saturday, August 11th – The Feast of St. Clare-Two Celebrations!!!

Carole 25th Anniversary!!!

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 Secular Franciscan Order for Paula Coleman, OFS.  Paula is now the newest permanently professed member of the Fraternity of Brother Francis, Secular Franciscan Order.
The day was filled with celebration and joy!  Thanks be to God.

Annual Regional Gathering – August 3-5th 2018

The Brother and Sister of St. Francis Region held their annual regional gathering this month in beautiful Ridgecrest Conference Center, Black Mountain NC.  Carole, OFS Minister, Rita, OFS Formation Director and Paula, OFS Candidate attended.  OF special note was the Memorial for our Departed Secular Franciscans, including William Borst, OFS from the Fraternity of Brother Francis, and Rita’s beloved husband.  The lighting of Bill’s candle by Rita was such a beautiful moment of remembrance and hope in the joy to come.