St. Bonaventure University has announced its summer line-up of formation offerings. Many will be offered through Zoom. A detailed description of all the courses is available on the St. Bonaventure conference website.
“The Crib, the Cross, the Eucharist: A Secular Franciscan Spirituality” will be presented at no charge via Zoom on May 14, June 11, and July 9. St. Bonaventure University in Bonaventure, NY, is hosting a series of talks by Franciscan friars.
Join a 10-month study of the Beatitudes sponsored by the Secular Franciscan Order beginning Saturday, Feb. 19.
Have you ever had the experience of finding old letters in the attic that our grandparents wrote? What treasures! To peek into the lives of those whose DNA we carry is a wonderful gift. Did you try to see yourself in that old picture of your great-grandmother or great-grandfather? How did you feel when you discovered them? Why did it mean so much when you found them?
A rich array of texts and presentations from the 2021 Chapter meeting are conveniently accessible now on the website.
Calling Secular Franciscans "true penitents," Pope Francis cited penance as the path to joy and conversion in his address at the General Chapter of the Secular Franciscan order on Nov. 15.
I got involved in Multicultural and Diversity on November 3, 2012, when I was an REC councilor in my region. Our Regional Spiritual Assistant at that time asked whether I could assist with a newly forming bi-lingual group by helping with the formation for the Hispanic members. I knew that it was going to be a challenge, but not how challenging it was going to be.
Love is the answer to almost all of our problems and failures as Servant Leaders; not our own limited, imperfect human love, but God’s love for us, which never stops and is always there. If we are open to the Lord’s love, that love will flow from the Lord through us to our sisters and brothers before returning to the Lord.
It always surprises me when I attend a fraternity election, and someone whom everybody else says will be the right person for the job, the right fit for the position, and that person tells me, “I’m not ready.” Or “I’m not worthy.” Or, my favorite, “But I’m a sinner.”