Our next Regular Meeting is on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

We meet from 2:00-4:00 PM.
South Room, Christian Living Center,
St. Helen Parish, Vero Beach, Florida.


There will be no August 2017 Fraternity meeting this year.

There will be a special "Family Meeting" of Ministers or their representatives of fraternities in the North-South family of the Five Franciscan Martyrs Region,
in the South Room on August 13, 2017.


Profession July 15, 2017 of Joanne Giordano, OFS

left-rt., Helen Caldarone, OFS, Vice-Min.; Fred Schaeffer, OFS, Minister; Joanne Giordano, OFS; Deacon Richard Blake, OFS; Ginny Davis, OFS; Donna Haro, OFS; Jean McGovern, OFS; Nancy Thomas, OFS.

Behind Joanne is Gene Caldarone, OFS.

Images by Leah Riney

Members of Divine Mercy Fraternity, Secular Franciscan Order, attending Joanne Giordano's Profession. Holy Cross Parish, July 15, 2017


Image left:
Helen, Fred, Joanne, and Deacon Richard


Another image


JULY 2017 newsletter (announces Joanne's Profession July 15)
Adobe Acrobat document [964.6 KB]

Franciscan Saints and Blessed




 24 *Bl. Louise of Savoy, widow, II Ord.; Bl. Modestino of Jesus and Mary, religious, I Ord.;
        Bl. Antonio Lucci, bishop, I Ord.
 26 St. Mary Bartolomea Capitanio
 27 *Bl. Mary Magdalene of Martinengo, virgin, II Ord.
 28 Bl. Mary Teresa Kowalska, virgin, martyr of Poland, II Ord.;  Bl. Mattia Nazarei, virgin, II Ord.

(*) On the Marion Habig, OFM list



 2 Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula
 3 Bl. Frederic Jansoone, priest, I Ord.
 4 St. John Vianney, priest, III Ord.
 7 Bls. Agathangelus and Cassian, priests and martyrs, I Ord.
 8 Holy Father Dominic, priest, founder, Order of Preachers
 9 Bl. John of La Verna, priest, I Ord.
 11 St. Clare of Assisi, virgin, II Ord.
 13 Bl. Mark of Aviano, priest, I Ord.
 14 St. Maximilian Kolbe, priest, I Ord.
 17 St. Roch, III Ord.
 18 Bls. John-Louis Loir, Protase Bourdon and Sebastian François, priests, martyrs of Rochefort, I 
On this day the Conventuals celebrate Bls. Louis-Armand Adam and Nicholas Savouret, priests, martyrs of Rochefort, I Ord.
 19 St. Louis of Toulouse, bishop, I Ord.
 21 St. Pius X, pope, III Ord.
 23 Bl. Bernard of Offida, religious, I Ord.
 25 St. Louis IX, king, Patron of the Third Order
 27 The Seven Joys of Our Lady (OFM Conv. on 8/26) 

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

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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
Formation Director: 
Donna Haro, OFS

Councillors at Large: 
Jack Reddy, OFS


Fred Schaeffer, OFS

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