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 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.
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.