From our November 2012 Newsletter

Our November Gathering

We will hold our monthly gathering on Sunday, November 11th, 2011 at 1:30 p.m. in Conway hall. We will recite the Franciscan Crown Rosary and after our regular meeting and prayers, we will proceed to St. Francis Church for our annual Mass of Remembrance at approximately 2:30 p.m. Fr. Paul Oggioni will be our Celebrant.

Next Month

Our December meeting, including a Social and Crib Service, will be on December 9th. We will also celebrate the Rite of Admission for Agnes Iacono and Mary Meade.

November Profession Anniversaries

Marie Gilligan 1998
Terry Ritter 1998
Frances Lay 1996
Donna Maroonik 1978
Virginia Drew 2000
Carmella Patterson 2006
Betty Fanelli 2006
Kate Kleinert 2004
Carmen Lombertino 2004
Robert Mulhern 1947
Adele Malloy 2008
Lee Potts 2008
Robert Santoliquito 2008

Formation Quotations

Secular Franciscans should devote themselves especially to careful reading of the gospel, going from gospel to life and life to gospel.

~Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order

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This process of transformation into the Son is the work of the Holy Spirit, who is forming Jesus within us. The prayer of a listening heart is essential to this part of the formation process. This happens when the Gospel takes over our hearts, and we become like Jesus in our relationship to the Father.

~Formation Handbook St. Katharine Drexel Region of the Secular Franciscans

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Sacred reading is a way of letting God’s word shape us and change us. Consider the transforming effects of your prayerful reading in your heart and in your daily life. Ask how you are different as a result of this encounter with the word of God: How is your life changing and being shaped through your lectio divina? How does God want you to be different today as a result of this encounter?”

~Stephen Binz , Conversing With God In Scripture: A Contemporary Approach To Lectio Divina

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