will be on Sunday, February 8th, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. We will recite the Franciscan Crown Rosary and after our regular meeting and prayers, we will proceed to St. Francis Church for Benediction.
From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order
21) On various levels, each fraternity is animated and guided by a council and minister who are elected by the professed according to the constitutions.
Their service, which lasts for a definite period, is marked by a ready and willing spirit and is a duty of responsibility to each member and to the community.
Within themselves the fraternities are structured in different ways according to the norm of the constitutions, according to the various needs of their members and their regions, and under the guidance of their respective council.
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.
Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Everyone should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes. It appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us. It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious. ~ Blessed Teresa of […]
Since the Secular Franciscan Order is part of a special spiritual family raised up by the Holy Spirit within the Church, it is a representative piece of the whole Church and an expression of the entire Church in miniature. Just as the traditions of the Church and Holy Scripture are inspired by the Holy Spirit […]
His (St. Francis) vocabulary is essentially biblical. He is obliged to repeat the very words of the Bible. When greeting people, he does not say “Good morning” or “Good evening,” but “The Lord give you His peace.” When blessing Brother Leo, he does not invent a formula, but adopts the blessing that God commanded Aaron […]
Jesus, help me to be rooted in you when I respond to those around me. Help me to detach myself from expectations, negative thoughts from myself and others, and attach myself to you. Help me become an anomaly like you, someone entirely moved and influenced by the Father’s will, not my own or the will […]
Reverence and respect for nature is a Franciscan perspective that is part of our lives, As good stewards, we choose to find ways to protect nature’s resources so they are available to all people – and to the children of future generations. Wherever we work and live we promote healthy responsibility and concern for earth’s […]