will take place on Sunday, November 9th, 2014. Details to follow.
From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order
9) The Virgin Mary, humble servant of the Lord, was open to His every word and call. She was embraced by Francis with indescribable love and declared the protectress and advocate of his family. The Secular Franciscans should express their ardent love for her by imitating her complete self-giving and by praying earnestly and confidently.
Please join us in helping the Saint Francis Inn - a Franciscan, Eucharistic community called to minister with the poor and homeless of Philadelphia.
Please join us in helping the The Mothers' Home in Darby as they provide a safe haven for vulnerable, pregnant women in a crisis who choose life as a sacred gift.
What really hurts is not so much suffering itself as the fear of suffering. If welcomed trustingly and peacefully, suffering makes us grow. It matures and trains us, purifies us, teaches us to love unselfishly, makes us poor in heart, humble, gentle, and compassionate toward our neighbor. Fear of suffering, on the other hand, hardens […]
Evangelical life focuses on what we are, not what we do. The goal of the life is to be a sister or brother to all, announcing the Good News in one’s example and deeds. ~ Ilia Delio, Franciscan Prayer Tags: Evangelical life, Franciscan Prayer, Good News, Ilia Delio
This is what we might call the missionary vocation of the Franciscan way of life. Emerging from a commitment to follow in “the teaching and footprints of Jesus Christ,” this is a disposition that orients the believer outward and toward others as opposed to inward and focused on the self. Like Jesus in the Gospels, […]
Thank you so much for your prayers. My nephew’s surgery went as well as it possibly could. Please continue your prayers as he begins his recovery, continues his chemo, and awaits the biopsy results. No tags for this post.
Our fraternities are clearly called to help the brothers and sisters live their faith in the world, helping them to understand and act on the social dimensions of the gospel in their everyday lives. Like Saint Francis, we are not only called to rebuild the church, we are called to be like our Incarnate God, […]