Change in Leadership

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Sts. Francis and Clare,

PEACE to each of your hearts!

It has become necessary for me to resign as Minister to St. Katharine Drexel Regional Fraternity as a result of our National Chapter of Elections held yesterday, October 17, at which time I was elected National Secretary. Please pray for me and for the other members of our National Executive Council: Jan Parker, OFS, Minister, Mary Bittner, OFS, Vice-Minister, Jerry Rousseau, OFS, Treasurer, Mary Frances Charsky, OFS, Councillor, Joan Geiger, OFS, Councillor, Awilda Guadalupe, OFS, Councillor, Mary Stronach, OFS, International Councillor, and Bro. Bob Brady,
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Daily Reflections from Fr. Francis - October, 2015

October 2015

Almighty, eternal, just, and merciful God,

grant to us wretches, by your will, to do what we know you wish,

and ever to wish what pleases you,

in order that, purified in soul, lighted up within,

and inflamed by the fire of the Holy Spirit,

we may follow the footsteps of your Son,

our Lord Jesus Christ,

and reach you, Most High, by your grace alone.

For you live and reign and are glorified,

in perfect Trinity and
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From the Desk of Fr. Francis - October 2015

October 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in St. Francis,

The Lord bless you with His peace!

Bringing the month of September to a close, the Catholic Church in Cuba and the United States was privileged to receive the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on a pastoral visit. As Chief Shepherd of the Catholic Church he was coming to address the World Meeting of Families being held in Philadelphia. But also, as Chief Shepherd, he took the opportunity to speak with his spiritual children in Cuba, and three cities in the United States: Washington DC, New York City, and finally
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Thoughts from your Regional Formation Director - October 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

May the Peace of the Lord be with you!

I have had the privilege and pleasure of visiting Fraternities in our Region especially over the last three months. At some of the gatherings I sat in on formation lessons, others just for a visit to see what was going on and to offer any help needed. In a few fraternities I was part of the ongoing formation and I used the San Damiano Cross as the topic of instruction. Not only did Francis hear the Lord calling him to service but there are also so many
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