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Day Away Pilgrimage – Solanus Casey Center

For the day away during the National Chapter event, the Divine Mercy Region hosts treated fraternity members to a bus tour of the City of Detroit. We experienced the Solanus Casey Center, including the celebration of Mass at the St. Bonaventure Chapel connected to the center. On the way, we crossed Detroit’s Gateway Bridge. This bridge was built in preparation for the 2007 Super Bowl XL, which was evident by the designers incorporating football-like ovals in its structure. ...

2023-03-26T14:46:52-04:00March 27th, 2023|Categories: From the Newsletter|0 Comments

Free Gospel-to-life series offers faithful, contemporary look at Jesus

St. Bonaventure University is offering Secular Franciscans a free mini-course featuring a faithful and contemporary view of Jesus as He is presented in the Letters of Paul and the Synoptic Gospels. Fr. David B. Couturier, O.F.M. Cap., a keynote speaker at the Quinquennial, will present the sessions online via Zoom on June 3, 10, and 17.

2023-03-21T11:16:19-04:00March 21st, 2023|Categories: Formation|0 Comments

Relic of St. Francis of Assisi Stays with National Executive Council

On March 12, former National Minister, Jan Parker, OFS, visited the current National Executive Council to transfer documents, or so she said. In reality, she stopped by to transfer a special gift.  She presented Jane DeRose-Bamman, OFS, the current national minister with a relic of our seraphic father, St. Francis of Assisi.

2023-03-15T21:10:13-04:00March 15th, 2023|Categories: National Executive Council|1 Comment

National Minister’s Message

Have you heard the adage: “If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority?” Of course, we don’t profess to live one article of the Rule at a time. But like the liturgical seasons, or the feast days, it does help to focus on one facet to deepen our understanding of it. We focus on one aspect while still applying the other aspects of our faith and Rule each day. ...

2023-03-05T16:25:15-05:00March 6th, 2023|Categories: From the Newsletter, Minister’s Message|3 Comments

Franciscan Living

(These articles originally appeared in the Fall 2022 TAU-USA Issue #107)

Remembering My Friend Jerry Rousseau, OFS / and Thanks to Bob and Mary Stronach

By Jan Parker, OFS

Jerry Rousseau & Jan-ParkerTrusting in the Father, Christ chose for himself and his mother […]

2023-02-25T19:02:34-05:00March 4th, 2023|Categories: From the Newsletter|1 Comment

The Q – A Boost for the Franciscan Youth and Young Adult Commission

Reflecting recently on our years as a FY/YA commission, I wondered whether we had succeeded in addressing the initial theme we had chosen to help us move in an appropriate direction —to “Unite, Ignite, and Invite.” (TAU USA, Spring, 2018, Issue #94) We talked and listened to attendees at the Quinquennial, both during our presentations and at our booth. The enthusiasm proved encouraging and affirmed that our commitment since the beginning has led us to a stronger YouFra awareness and presence. ...

2023-02-24T15:39:50-05:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: From the Newsletter, YouFra|1 Comment

Who Is My Neighbor

When Francis of Assisi started calling himself “Brother Francis,” he wasn’t just picking a title. He was expressing the relationship he wanted to have with the world. In his youth, Francis would never have thought of lepers as “neighbors,” let alone brothers and sisters. ...

2023-02-25T18:46:01-05:00February 25th, 2023|Categories: From the Newsletter|0 Comments
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