Next Regular Gathering:
Sunday, January 13, 2019
St. Helen Church, South Room, Vero Beach, FL
Our monthly newsletter, see below
NOTES is an attempt to restart the practice of writing history as it is happening!
Current through December 2018
Fraternity Gathering is a place where we learn
to let go of “me” to experience the beauty of “we.”
The “O” Antiphons
Found in “Liturgy of the Hours” before the Evening Gospel Canticle
“The Roman Church has been singing the "O" Antiphons since at least the eighth century,” according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. They are particularly beautiful prayers in themselves.
The "Habig" Saints descriptions have been removed for now. They need to be reworked and shortened (uses too many pages)
Prophecy by Fr. Michael Scanlan, TOR - 1980
A prophecy worth reading, praying about, and spreading around.
In reparation for our sins and those of the whole world:
Saint Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Remember that all of us belong to four fraternities: local, regional, national and international:
Dec. 2017 In USA, there are:
For viewers using cel phones: The left-most column which I use as an Index to Reflections appears separately from the text page. Look for a symbol consisting to three short horizontal lines above the title header. If you click on that, the left column will appear on your screen. It works well for me, using a standard smartfone (an LG), and I hope it will work as well for you. /Fred Schaeffer, OFS webmaster
St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Formation Articles 1 through 9
Valuable teaching material - but an enormous amount of typing.
A curious observation: In November (to date), this website has been viewed as follows:
49% in China, 16% in USA, followed by Germany, India, Brazil, France, Hungary, Philippines, etc.
This website has 250+ pages. There
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Secular Franciscan Order
Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis
Divine Mercy Fraternity
Vero Beach, FL
Officers as of 1/10/2016
Fred Schaeffer, OFS
Helen Caldarone, OFS
Mary "Jean" McGovern, OFS
Jack Reddy, OFS
Donna Haro, OFS
Joanne Giordano, OFS
Fred Schaeffer, OFS