Annual Regional Gathering – August 2017

Rainbow Gracing 2017 ARG

The Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis region held the Annual Regional Gathering (ARG) August 11th through 13th at Life Way Conference Center in Ridgecrest, North Carolina.  Secular Franciscan Order Fraternities from North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia were present for this beautiful retreat in the NC Mountains.

This year’s theme:   Be the Joyful Face of Christ to All” 

Brother Bill Short, OFM was the guest speaker for the weekend events and all were amazed by his profound messages.  A link to his talks is available on our Regions website http://www.bssfsfo.org/2015-annual-regional-gathering/  

The Bible Timeline – The Story of Salvation – April 2017


Fraternity of Brother Francis is proud to offer a new Bible Study class based on Jeff Cavins The Bible Timeline series.

First class is Monday April 24th, and will meet each 2nd and 4th Monday evenings each month 6:30pm to 8:00pm at St Josephs Catholic Church in Newton NC.

Parishioners Welcome !!!

Bring your Bible and Catechism to each class. Class workbook $35 and we will try to help those who cannot afford the cost. This is a wonderful study of the Bible Narrative books of the old testament and puts old testament in context of the new testament.

For more info and to register please email Paula Coleman at pracoleman@gmail.com.

Come join us for fellowship, fraternity snd spiritual growth in God’s Word.

Blessings to you!!

Paula Coleman, OFS
Secular Franciscan Order

Transitus – Oct 3, 2016

An annual Franciscan devotion for religious and secular alike observed over the past three decades is the Transitus. 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.

 

Transitus 2016 the Fraternity of Brother Francis was welcomed by our Secular Franciscan Order brothers and sisters of St. Maximillian Kolbe Fraternity of Huntersville, NC.  We spent a beautiful evening at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Charlotte NC enjoying the beauty of the Transitus ceremony and fraternal bonding with our brothers and sisters.