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Do you consider yourself an “Early Bird” or want to be considered one? If so, it’s time to register for the OFS-USA 20th Quinquennial Congress.
Just a day before registration begins for the 2022 Q. If you are still on the fence about deciding whether you will attend the Q, perhaps checking out the daily Schedule of Events will convince you that won’t want to miss it.
Check out our special prayer cards and join in praying for the success of the 2022 Q. These colorful cards can be downloaded, printed and shared. Find them here.
Don’t keep it a secret! The 2022 Quinquennial Congress will be a time to celebrate and renew our Franciscan calling.
Why attend a “Q”? Article 7 of the National Statutes of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States (OFSUSA) states that the “National Fraternity shall celebrate a National Congress at least once every five years.”
Calling all Secular Franciscans and Friends to our 2022 Quinquennial Congress. The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States is pleased to announce registration for the 2022 Quinquennial Congress will open on August 1, 2021. The event is scheduled for August 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Many might remember the cute poster popular in the 70’s that pictured a cat desperately hanging on to a branch with its claws! The depiction underneath was “Hang on, Baby!”, and it became a common catchphrase, often used to this day. Words of wisdom for the struggles we are dealing with now.
I got involved in Multicultural and Diversity on November 3, 2012, when I was an REC councilor in my region. Our Regional Spiritual Assistant at that time asked whether I could assist with a newly forming bi-lingual group by helping with the formation for the Hispanic members. I knew that it was going to be a challenge, but not how challenging it was going to be.