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Friars Challenge, Help Bring Prayer Alive at Chapter – Highlights of National Chapter

The Conference of National Spiritual Assistants enlivened the National Chapter by focusing on being part of an order, on prayer and contemplation, and on the Liturgy of the Hours. As an Order, Respect Different Opinions “It’s important that we recognize that we are committed to an order, and we should try to be in harmony with the church... and with each other,” Fr. Jerome Wolbert, OFM, said. But, sometimes, he said, it’s difficult. Sometimes, even across the church, there may be disagreement. [...]

2022-09-30T08:06:39-04:00May 30th, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter, National Chapter|0 Comments

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. [...]

2022-09-30T08:10:06-04:00May 9th, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter, JPIC, National Chapter|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.” [...]

2022-09-30T08:11:20-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter, JPIC, National Chapter|0 Comments
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