Next Regular Gathering:

Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019, 2-4 PM
(Doors open 1:30 PM)

St. Patrick's Room, St. Helen Church, Vero Beach, FL

 

Agenda for our Regular Gathering

2:00   Opening, Reports, etc.

2:10   Formation Program: To be announced
3:00   Break and Refreshments

3:20   Liturgy of the Hours (Christian Prayer), and Franciscan Crown

            Rosary (if time)

4:00   Closing Prayers and Dismissal

(Monthly Council Meeting begins directly after Regular Gathering)

 

PLEASE PRAY FOR.....

  1. Marie Fee, OFS 
  2. Fred Schaeffer, OFS
  3. Lamar Thomas, OFS

Living the Gospel through our roles and responsibilities
(E
mphasis that we are not alone in this large OFS world)

A very special file - helpful in figuring out hymn tones for Liturgy of the Hours
Metrics in Music (Printable Page).pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [128.9 KB]

iBreviary - the fool-proof way to pray the Liturgy of the Hours.

iBreviary is an app. It works best on smart cell phones (Android or similar)
iBreviary org site gives instructions on use

Don't know the tune to a "Metered tune" in the Psalter? Look it up!

 

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What is a Secular Franciscan?

This paper shows strong history of the Rule from the time of St. Francis until now

Donna Marie F. Kaminsky: 
Secular Franciscans: Bearers of Peace, Messengers of Joy

THE “ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION” AS VOCATION AND MISSION

Fr. Pedro Zitha, OFM (From: Koinonia 2018-3 EN (published on CIOFS.org website))

Some notes on Climate Change / Global Warming

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Marie Thomas, OFS, Monthly Meditation
For previous talks and copies, please see FFMR website

NEW August 2019 Meditation #60 by Marie Thomas, OFS
Meditation60Aug2019-1.mp4
MP4 video/audio file [5.1 MB]
Written Meditation 60 Aug 2019.docx
Microsoft Word document [58.3 KB]

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:

NEW 

TAU-USA: Spring 2019 Issue 97:
Tau_USA_097_spr_19.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [2.8 MB]
Regional Newsletter
Summer Newsletter final 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [8.1 MB]
Summer 2019 Vox Franciscana, issued by CIOFS
EN-CIOFS Vox Franciscana Summer 2019.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [3.2 MB]

Catholic Resource Index files from Fred's old website. These are usually in PDF file format

This website has 270+ pages. There are 160+ Reflections. It is Mobile-friendly. Please use Sitemap to find the Reflection titles when you get lost.
 

Secular Franciscan Order
Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

Divine Mercy Fraternity

Vero Beach, FL

 

Term expires: 2/10/2022
 

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

 

Webmaster:
Fred Schaeffer, OFS

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