September 18, 2019

Monthly Fraternity Gathering

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….  

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Signs of the Times – St. Francis Retreat

Over the weekend, Rita OFS and I (Paula OFS) attended a retreat at the Catholic Conference Center in Hickory NC.  Fr. Peter Tremblay, a Franciscan Priest lectured about “Reading the Signs of the Times through the eyes of St. Francis”.  Fr. Tremblay,  a philosopher, theologian, and priest is also the Campus Catholic Minister and  Chaplin at Elon University.  His Franciscan insight into the world in which we currently live and the world in which St. Francis lived was truly insightful and thought provoking.  Fr. Tremblay is a powerful presenter and passionate about his topics.  He is not afraid …

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ARG 2019 – Ridgecrest NC

  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.  

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Elections – Fraternity of Brother Francis

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.  

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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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