Lent 2017

Lent has begun. In this Franciscan fraternity, we began Lent with a Day of Recollection (March 3rd), a well-spent day.

A Talk and Power-Point Presentation given by Deacon Don Battista (St. Helen Parish, Vero Beach) on Penance and its various forms including prayer, fasting and almsgiving, was very thorough and informative. This was a complete history of Lenten observances over the Centuries. Helen Caldarone, OFS of our fraternity talked about the Beatitudes as seen by the early church Fathers.

In the afternoon, our Pastor, Fr. Kevin Nelson spoke on the Scriptural Foundations of the Sacrament of Penance.

The South Room and Chapel, where the Day of Recollection was held, was packed with our members and a selection of parishioners of St. Helen Church.


We wish all a Blessed Lenten season!

 

Fred Schaeffer, OFS, Fraternity Minister


 

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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