Greetings dear brothers and sisters!

Praying that the joy of the Solemnity of Easter still permeates your minds and attitudes during this Easter Season.  Christ is Risen!  He is Risen indeed!   This is something to share.

I also have some other good news to share with you. The new TAU-USA newsletter/magazine team has produced its first digital-only issue (Issue 111). As you may recall, in August 2023, the National Fraternity Council voted to print one edition in 2024. The team plans to issue the hardcopy edition later in 2024. So, for now, enjoy your first digital-only TAU-USA.

The theme for Issue 111 is very fitting for this time of year – “Renewal.”  The full newsletter is available in English and Spanish.  Selected articles have been translated into Korean.  All may be viewed at the following links:  English   Spanish   Korean

Members of the team are:  Caroline Yandell, OFS, (St Francis Region) serves as Editor and Stan Sisson, OFS, (St. Thomas More Region) serves as Graphic Designer.  The National Executive Council thanks them for their willingness to serve in these roles.  Together with the many contributors and members who assist with translating the articles (those names will be shared in the near future), we are very blessed.

Regional Ministers are asked to forward the links to members of their regions so everyone can enjoy the current issue.  We’ll be refining the process as we go along.

Let us know your thoughts on the new look and some new features.  Please share comments with the team at:

May the joy, love, and mercy of our Risen Lord be your strength and guide during this Season.

Peace and all good,

Jane DeRose-Bamman, OFS

National Minister

Secular Franciscan Order-USA