Is Christ calling you to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi?
If you are interested in learning more about Franciscan spirituality, or possibly find yourself discerning a call to the Secular Franciscan Order, please join us. Inquiry is open to all Catholic men and women not members of another religious order or secular order and 18 years or older. Candidates must be practicing Catholics faithful to the teachings of the Church and loCareyal to the Apostolic See. The Secular Franciscan Order belongs to the Franciscan Family and is “formed by the organic union of all the Catholic fraternities, whose members, moved by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves through profession to live the Gospel after the manner of St. Francis in their secular state following the Rule approved by the Church” (Const. 1,3).
November 18, 2017 was especially memorable for our local fraternity of secular franciscans as well as for all Franciscans!
On this day, Fr. Solanus Casey, a Capuchin Friar, was beatified in a solemn ceremony held in Michigan.
Closer to home was another celebration – our dear friend, Judith Dodge was professed at the Capuchin College Seminary in Washington, DC! The day started with the Liturgy of the Hour, followed by Holy Mass and Rite of Profession, and a warm reception for friends and family. Fr. James Watson, OFM Cap., former Spiritual Assistant of St. Conrad’s Fraternity was the celebrant.
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