May 19, 2022

SECULAR FRANCISCAN WAY OF LIFE

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 foster community spirit through monthly fraternity meetings and other gatherings as well as through apostolic outreach, the community, and the wider world. In fraternity we help one another on our Secular Franciscan journey.  We begin with a period of initial formation under the …

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Transitus – October 2018

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 revisit the story of Francis’ passing. It specifies the living memory of Francis; it intensifies our commitment to follow Christ in the way of the poor man of Assisi.   The Fraternity of Brother Francis, Newton NC celebrated the annual Transitus service with …

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

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.

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40 Year Anniversary of Pauline Rule-June 24th 2018

June 24, 2018 is the 40th year anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI approval of the revised rule for the Secular Franciscan Order!!! So our jubilee year begins! CIOFS our international leaders have provided a wonderful video outlining the history of our order and how the Pauline rule came about. Enjoy! English: Spanish:

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Bernie’s Profession to the Secular Franciscan Order – February 2018

February 24th, 2018 Mr. Bernard Taft, OFS made his solemn profession to the Secular Franciscan Order!  Bernie was joined in a Franciscan Mass of Profession presided over by Father Jim Collins of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Newton, NC.  Bernie’s friends and Franciscan family were all present and the celebration continued afterward in the Holy Family Hall. Father Jim & Bernie

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