Chapter of Elections – Blessed Sacrament Fraternity

PEACE to each of your hearts! In the name of Christ, Amen! It gives us great pleasure to announce the results of the Chapter of Elections held at Blessed Sacrament Fraternity on October 12, 2014:

Minister – Bob Sievers, OFS (Former Vice-Minister) Vice-Minister – Stephen Williams, OFS (Former Councillor-at-Large) Formation Director – Bernice Crimaldi, OFS (newly-elected) Secretary – Lorry Marchetta, OFS (newly-elected) Treasurer – Kathleen Gambino, OFS (newly-elected) 1st Counckllor – Margaret Roberts (newly-elected) 2nd Councillor – Mary Ann Conlon, OFS (newly-elected)

Please hold this new Council in your prayers as they begin their term of service to their Fraternity.
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12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace - A message from our national JPIC Chair

Greetings of peace, dear brothers and sisters!

I pray this finds you well and filled with the Lord’s peace!

Well, it is that time again! Time to pray for the peace of any and all! And wow, does our world need prayers for peace.

I attach the 12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace to begin on the Feast of the Blessed Transitus of our Seraphic Father Francis of Assisi. It is the same as last year with a few minor tweaks.

I would appreciate any stories you would like to share with me as to how you use the 12 Weeks
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Thoughts from our Regional Formation Director - October 2014

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

“Buona Gente”

Our Holy Father Pope Francis in his special prayer intentions for this past September asked us to lift up the mentally disabled and also to pray as Christians inspired by the word of God to be compelled to serve those who are poor and suffering.

Article 13 of our Rule 13 describes how we as Franciscans should respond. We know that Christ was poor and suffered and He is for all people. The sense of equality is important. We are to work together as people of God in love and in
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Fr. Francis' Reflections - October 2014

October 2014

Let us desire nothing else,

let us wish for nothing else,

let nothing else please us and cause us delight,

except our Creator and Redeemer and Savior,

the one true God,

Who is fullness of Good, all Good, every Good,

the true and Supreme Good,

Who alone is merciful and gentle, delectable and sweet,

Who alone is holy, just and true, holy and right,

Who alone is kind, innocent, pure,

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Fr. Francis' Greetings - October 2014

October 2014


Dear Brothers and Sisters in St. Francis,

The Lord give you his peace!

The children of St. Francis of Assisi have always regarded Mary, the Mother of the Savior and Mother of God, as our Mother and Heavenly Queen. Her role in the History of our Salvation leaves no room to doubt why we Franciscans would consider her in such an exceptional and eminent way. In the spirit and filial love of our Seraphic Father for Mary we, his children, place our trust in Her prayers and almighty intercession before God as Mother of
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