Here is a very festive video that makes me so happy! I invite you to take 3 minutes, and maybe even dance as you watch it... or at least tap your feet!
The fall issue of the Tau is now online. Enjoy the latest newsletter at https://www.secularfranciscansusa.org/ You will find a complete copy on the lower right-hand corner of the homepage.
Each of us, as we follow God's path for us, find ourselves in places we never dreamed we would be, doing things we never thought we would do.
The National Priority of Fraternity Life has never been more important than at this time of social distancing. Some of you have asked how to maintain fraternity activities during this time.
We have just received a letter from our Minister General regarding the Coronavirus (attached, in both English and Spanish). Please read it and distribute widely. We will also share this letter via our website. I am thankful for Tibor's approach which calls us to both prayer and action, and sets the proper tone for us as Secular Franciscans facing these unusual times.
The Holy Spirit led Jesus to the desert. Let us simply ask the Holy Spirit to lead us, too, during this Lenten season. I know God will give each of us a very personal answer.
“How big is love?”
I thought of you, each member of our Order, as I pondered these readings (from Franciscan Morning and Evening Praise) for the Feast of All the Saints of the Franciscan Order (Nov. 29):
No matter what method we use to help us get things done, there are times in life when we are stopped dead in our tracks. It may be loss, conflict or confusion, but when something big lands right in our path, we are often stopped short. ... Purity of heart sets us free. St. Francis calls us to this freedom, to “put aside every care and anxiety, to serve, love, honor and adore the Lord God with a clean heart and a pure mind."
Rebar is a good image for how I see the Rule working in my life. The ideals embedded in our OFS Rule are very much like steel bars, encased deep in the center of my being.