The Fraternity of Brother Francis, Secular Franciscan Order will hold their monthly gathering the second Saturday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:30 pm. We meet in the Holy Family Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Newton NC. Please join us. Come and see….
Brothers & Sisters of St. Francis Region will hold their Annual Regional Gathering (ARG) August 9-12, 2019. Mark you calendars for fun, formation and Franciscan spiritual growth! Reservations due before June 12th.
Fraternity of Brother Francis will prayerfully elect new officers for the Fraternity at the July Fraternity gathering. Regional Visitors Sara Nell B. & Joanita N. will be in attendance. May we be open to serve our fraternity with the humble example of St. Francis.
A DAY OF REFLECTION “Spirituality of St. Francis” Presenter:Sr. Andrea Inkrott, OSF Saturday, July 27 2019 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church Holy Family Hall 720 West 13th St. Newton, NC 28658
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 …
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 …
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: