Our next Regular Meeting is on Sunday, June 11, 2017. We meet at 2:00 PM. South Room, Christian Living Center, St. Helen Parish, Vero Beach, Florida. Meeting ends at 4PM. 

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Blessed Solanus Casey (Feastday Nov. 3)
Corrected May 2017 issue
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Franciscan Saints/Blessed JUNE


 2 St. Felix of Nicosia, religious, I Ord.
 8 Bl. Nicholas of Gèsturi, religious, I Ord.
 12 Bl. Florida Cevoli, virgin, I Ord.
  Bl. Jolenta, religious, III Ord. Bl. AntoninusBajewski, priest, and companions, martyrs [Pius
  Bartosik, Innocent Guz, AchillePuchala, Herman Stepien, priests; Timothy Troianowski, Boniface
  Zukowski, religious], I Ord.
 13 St. Anthony of Padua, priest, doctor, I Ord.
 16 Bl. AnizetKoplin, priest, and companions, martyrs of Poland [Henry Krzystofik, Florian Stêpniak, Fidelis Chojnacki, SymforiamDucki], I Ord.  Bl. Guy (Guido) Vignotelli, priest, I Ord.
 17 St. Albert Chmielowski, religious, III Ord., founder
 22 St. Thomas More, martyr, III Ord.
 23 St. Joseph Cafasso, priest, III Ord.
 28 St. Vincentia Garosa
 30 Bl. Raymond Lull, martyr, III Ord.

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When our time has come. A new reflection by Fred Schaeffer, OFS

also: In prayer, be totally present to Jesus.



"The Virgin Mary, humble servant of the Lord, was open to his every word and call. She was embraced by Francis with indescribable love and declared the protectress and advocate of his family. The Secular Franciscans should express their ardent love for her by imitating her complete self-giving and by praying earnestly and confidently." (Rule 9)

Divine Mercy Fraternity, Vero Beach FL
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Reflections : These are approx. 200 "Bro. Fred's Reflections" most new to this website.

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Regional Minister's spoken messages are found on home page of Regional Website

Secular Franciscan Order
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Our Local Fraternity:
Divine Mercy Fraternity
Vero Beach, FL


Officers as of 1/10/2016


Fred Schaeffer, OFS
Helen Caldarone, OFS
Mary "Jean" McGovern, OFS
Eugene Caldarone, OFS
Formation Director: 
Donna Haro, OFS

Councillors at Large: 
Jack Reddy, OFS


Fred Schaeffer, OFS

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