Award Represents All Working For Justice and Peace – Highlights of National Chapter

In true Franciscan fashion, Donna Hollis, OFS, began her JPIC award talk by recognizing others who were nominated for the award. “This award represents and includes all of us who work tirelessly for Justice and Peace. It is not just me, but many members working together as Franciscans, and people with compassionate hearts showing the love of God through our actions for others in most need,” Hollis said. [...]

2022-05-10T12:55:14-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter|1 Comment

She Is on the Margins – Highlights of the National Chapter

Donna Hollis, OFS, is the 2021 recipient of the National Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) Award presented at the National Chapter. ... Carolyn Townes, OFS, JPIC animator, introduced Hollis as a Franciscan living out her call. “She is on the margins, at the border, taking care of those who have nowhere to lay their heads at night,” Townes said. “She does not judge or question why – only, what can I do to help? How can I love you and care for you – one human being to another? One child of God to another child of God.” [...]

2022-05-10T12:58:09-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter|0 Comments

General Minister encourages Franciscans to continue life of love, service and leadership, following the example of Jesus Christ

What I invite you all now is to remember that the ultimate victory can never be won by evil. Christ has won the ultimate victory on the cross. This is what we celebrate, and in spite of every difficulty, misery, poverty and marginalization, illness and weakness, Easter is a feast of joy, the feast of the glory of God. 

2022-05-10T13:44:54-04:00April 16th, 2022|Categories: CIOFS|1 Comment

National Chapter Virtually Engaging and Inspiring

For the second year, virtual hugs and warm smiles filled the computer screens of between 80 and 100 regional ministers, national leaders, spiritual assistants and observers. From across the country, they converged on screen for the 2021 National Chapter, prepared to engage in discussions and make decisions for the good of the Order. [...]

2022-05-10T13:47:49-04:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter, National Chapter|0 Comments
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