Next Regular Gathering:

Sunday, December 9, 2018
2-4 PM

St. Helen Church, South Room, Vero Beach, FL

Our monthly newsletter, see below

 

Secular Franciscan Rule

 

 NOTES is an attempt to restart the practice of writing history as it is happening!

 

The Fraternity Gathering is a place where we learn
 to let go of “me” to experience the beauty of “we.” 

 

NOVEMBER 2018
Canticle2018NOV.pdf
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Advent is coming on December 2nd, 2018. A little early to put up Advent decorations. First, Thanksgiving (Nov. 22)
and then Advent.

 

GIVING THANKS

 

 

The Four Sundays of Advent 2018

Franciscan Saints compiled by Dcn. and Mrs. Ream
Liturgical Franciscan Saints listing compiled by M. Habig, OFM

The "Habig" Saints descriptions have been removed for now. They need to be reworked and shortened (uses too many pages)

Nov. 3. feast day:  Blessed Solanus (Casey), First Order friar, d. 1957       See Reflection here

 

 Favorite Reflection:
A Handshake and a Hug

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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.

Dec. 2017  In USA, there are:

  • Canonically established Local Fraternities: 593; Emerging Local Fraternities: 43
  • Number of permanently professed members: 11,807
  • Number of members in the period of formation: 1,762
Excellent Publication: CIOFS world-wide publication to all Secular Franciscans VOX-Franciscana Summer 2018
EN-Vox-Franciscana---Summer-2018.pdf
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Regional Newsletter (FFMR) FALL 2018
Fall Newsletter Final (1).pdf
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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.

This material is on EWTN and can be found here:
Article 1     Article 2     Article 3     Article 4     Article 5      Article 6     Article 7    Article 8    Article 9  

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Secular Franciscan Order
Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

Divine Mercy Fraternity

Vero Beach, FL

 

Officers as of 1/10/2016

 

Minister:
Fred Schaeffer, OFS
Vice-Minister:
Helen Caldarone, OFS
Secretary:
Mary "Jean" McGovern, OFS
Treasurer:
 
Jack Reddy, OFS

Formation Director: 
Donna Haro, OFS

Councillor-at-Large:

 Joanne Giordano, OFS

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