Franciscan Living – God Alone

Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. (Deut: 6:4-5) So begins the “Shema,” commonly known as the most important prayer in the Jewish faith. It identifies that God alone is the only God, and we should love Him with all that we are and do―but so many of our prayers seem to be meditating about God rather than praying to Him. [...]

2021-11-16T11:48:35-05:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: From the Newsletter|1 Comment

Did You Know – Prayer page

Check out the new Prayers, Prayer Services, & Ceremonies on our website.  As of Nov. 17, 2021 “PRAY WITH US” is on our Menu.

There are Six Categories of prayers.

You will find links to traditional Franciscan prayers, prayer services and ceremonies, and […]

2021-11-18T15:27:07-05:00October 30th, 2021|Categories: Did You Know|0 Comments

Holiness Behind Bars

“Would you be willing to mentor a young man in prison who wants to be a Franciscan?” What a question! What a surprise! I’m always eager to share my life with anyone who is interested, but I never imagined being asked to share our Franciscan life with a prisoner on the other side of the United States. ...

2021-10-25T14:32:39-04:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: From the Newsletter|0 Comments

National Minister’s Message – Who We Are

Three years ago, I made a Visitation to Tau Cross Regional Fraternity. Something happened during that visit that made quite an impact, and I have remembered it ever since. Our ongoing formation topic that day was the OFS Rule. I was interested in what the Rule meant to those gathered, so I handed out blank postcards and asked everyone to write down three words – just three words – to describe the Rule. ...

2021-10-13T19:51:50-04:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: From the Newsletter, Minister’s Message|0 Comments

Diversity – Is a Gift to Us from God!

There were so many good titles to choose for this article, but I felt compelled to choose this one. It came from Tom Ha, OFS, our Korean brother from Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Fraternity in Houston, Texas. This message has resonated with me so many times this past year. It is so true that Diversity is a Gift to us from God, and what we do with that Gift is especially important. ...

2021-10-12T19:04:18-04:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: From the Newsletter|0 Comments
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