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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. [...]

2022-05-19T19:50:53-04:00April 4th, 2022|Categories: From the Newsletter, National Chapter|0 Comments

A Franciscan Approach to Today’s Times

Father Christopher called on chapter participants to “see the disruptions” as “an opportunity to be alone with Jesus and go deeper and deeper.” Approach these unsettling times with a Franciscan heart, he advised, by maintaining a joyful attitude like St. Francis of Assisi while being penitent and seeking conversion.

2022-05-14T17:15:16-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: Fratelli Tutti, From the Newsletter, National Chapter|0 Comments

Accompanying Young People: Looking Back, Looking Forward

The National Franciscan Youth and Young Adult (FY/ YA) commission was formed in 1995, and members have contributed articles to the TAU-USA since its inception in 1996. In looking back at the very first FY/YA commission article published, it is interesting to note that right from the start, the intention of the commission has been to motivate Secular Franciscans to understand our role in accompanying youth.

2022-05-18T11:09:25-04:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Formation, National Chapter|0 Comments
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