2019 "bro. Fred's Reflections" contain reflections written after November 28, 2018 and 2019. Please see left-most column, used for index.


Fred began writing Spiritual Reflections 25+ years ago, when he joined a religious order of monks which is no longer in existence. Fred was with that order for five years. He has been, and continues to be a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order. In addition, he made Private Vows of Obedience and Chastity in December 2002.
bro. Fred's Reflections" really began at the behest of his superior, as a monk, and the first 83 reflections were written there (1998-2002). Hundreds were added in the years following. About 150+ appear in this website. 

Secular Franciscan Order
Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

Divine Mercy Fraternity

Vero Beach, FL


Term expires: 2/10/2022

Fred Schaeffer, OFS

Helen Caldarone, OFS

Mary "Jean" McGovern, OFS

 Jack Reddy, OFS


Formation Director: 
Donna Haro, OFS



 Joanne Giordano, OFS


Fred Schaeffer, OFS

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