Two options for Franciscan Themed Face Masks

Two options for Franciscan related face masks. Neither the Region nor I have any connection to either company!

Franciscan Themed Face Masks

Tau Cross Face Masks

Who do you say you are? August, 2020

Who do you say that you are?

This weekend, I participated in the National Formation Directors Workshop. I learned a great deal; but, what keeps resounding in my head is from the talk that Father Christopher Panagoplous, T.O.R. President in Turn of the CNSA, gave at the opening on Friday night.

He referred to today’s (8/22/20) Gospel from Matthew, chapter 18. Jesus asked the apostles “But who do you say that I am?” Father Chris took that question and asked all of us “But who do you say that you are? When someone says “Tell me a little about yourself”,
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Padre Pio Fraternity working their new apostolate

Congratulations to the Padre Pio Fraternity, Philadelphia, PA, who have joined forces through the efforts of their minister Carolyn Murray, OFS, with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to clean up the environment. In 90 minutes they collected 10 industrial size bags of trash, 6 tires and a mattress! Not only are these brothers and sisters “walking the walk”, they find it a great opportunity to “talk the talk” while working with the other volunteers. Keep those apostolate stories coming!!

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More Good News!! Keep it coming!

Renee Eck, OFS, Minister of St. Patrick fraternity, Wilmington, DE, proudly passed on this news: my husband Howard Eck, OFS, from St Patrick’s fraternity was accepted as an acolyte this past weekend. God willing next year he will be an ordained deacon.

(Howard is Formation Director of St. Patrick’s) Congratulations and best of luck in the coming year!!

Too Good Not to Share!

I had the distinct privilege of “attending” = Zoom, the monthly gathering of the Immaculate Conception fraternity yesterday. During the business meeting, it was reported that there was a certain amount of money in the “Poor Box”. The minister, Amanda Jamnicky, OFS, explained for my benefit just what the Poor Box is. Every month a box is left on the table during the gathering and everyone throws in whatever change they have on them. When the amount reaches $50, the money is given to a member of the fraternity. (They are going down the list of members alphabetically) That member
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August, 2020 – Thoughts from your Formation Director, Justin Carisio

SKD Formation Monthly-August 2020

Thoughts for the Day – August, 2020 by Father Francis Sariego, OFM Cap

August 2020

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,

from Whom and through Whom and in Whom is all pardon, all grace, all glory.

Therefore, let nothing hinder us, nothing separate us
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Monthly Meditation for August, 2020 by Father Francis Sariego, OFM Cap

St. Katherine Drexel Regional Fraternity

Regional Spiritual Assistant

St. Francis of Assisi Friary

1901 Prior Road

Wilmington, Delaware 19809

tel: (302) 798-1454 fax: (302) 798-3360 website: skdsfo email:

August 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers in St. Francis,

The Lord give you his peace!

The Brothers and Sisters of Penance, Spiritual Children of our Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi, are called to live as the “Penitents of Assisi” in a world who “seeks a sign”. Just as in the days of Noah (cfr.
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