The new National Executive Council was elected Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Chapter meeting in Detroit. Jane DeRose-Bamman, OFS, was elected minister, and Diane Menditto, OFS, was elected vice-minister.
Susan Ronan, OFS, was elected secretary while Claudia Kauzlarich, OFS, was re-elected treasurer. Mary Frances Charsky, OFS, pictured was elected international councilor
Cherryle Fruge, OFS, was elected as councilor while Josh Molidor, OFS, and Donna Hollis, OFS, were re-elected as councilors.
All terms are for three years and begin immediately.
Greetings and Blessings Sisters and Brothers of the new Ofs Council, May the Holy Spirit enlighten you and assist you with Divine Wisdom to serve your Brothers of the National Fraternity!… Congratulations. In my daily prayers I keep you present!… Fraternal hug of Peace and Good from Colombia 🇨🇴
Congratulations to the newly elected NEC. May the Holy Spirit guide them with wisdom and humility to guide us, Secular Franciscans, to live our Profession with love and commitment.
may God Bless them and give them wisdom and courage.
Congratulations on the newly elected national council of the Secular Franciscan Order. Today more than ever, the world needs peace. Francis was and continues today to be a witness of true Peace. True Peace that comes from God, eternal Gift of Love. JESUS CHRIST. May our commitment be that of making the heart of our witness in the footsteps of Francis, heralds of the Gospel of true Peace, of which Jesus and the whole Trinity are its custodians. Good work!!!
The Holy Spirit definitely oversaw this election with its mixture of old (experienced) and new (fresh perspectives)! May the Lord bless each of you in your service to our Order! (Way to go, Cherryle!)