Older News - 2015

This is part of an archive of news about the fraternity.

  • 28-Nov-2015 – The November edition of Up To Now is now available online.
  • 25-Nov-2015 – A Franciscan perspective of Thanksgiving in this video.profession of 2015 class: Ouida Morrison, George Ramsey, Mary Okumu, Mildred Wray
  • 15-Nov-2015 – Congratulations to our newly professed members: Ouida Morrison, Mary Okumu, George Ramsey, and Mildred Wray.
  • Gene Sides and wife deceased30-Oct-2015 – Eugene Sides, a longtime member, passed away today (full obituary). He was professed in 1993, served on Council, and retired to South Caroline several years ago with his wife, Annagret, who passed away earlier this year.
  • 25-Oct-2015 – The August edition of Up To Now is now available online.
  • 18-Oct-2015 – Vicky gave a presentation on the life of St. Clare and her spirituality. Bill Richardson asked for members to share their thoughts and ideas.
  • Br Roger Petras, OFM deceased6-Oct-2015 – Friar Roger Petras, OFM, passed away. His funeral will be held on Friday, Oct 16, at 10am at the Monastery, with viewings at 9am that day as well as 4pm-6pm on Oct 15.
  • 20-Sep-2015 – Larry Bleau gave a presentation on Sacred Tradition, which was followed by a lively discussion.
  • 4-Sep-2015 – Newly available: a Study Guide for Laudato Si (in pdf format)
  • 16-Aug-2015 – Bill Richardson led members in an initial discussion of Laudato Si, the recent encyclical by Pope Francis.
  • 19-Jul-2015 – Conception, a member who is moving out of the area, said a moving farewell and thank-you to all the members who had helped her on her Franciscan journey. Another member, Justina, gave a testimony thanking God for His goodness and grace on her birthday. Vicky gave members an overview of the responsitilities of each Council position. Finally, the fraternity welcomed two new members who transferred in from other fraternities.
  • 17-May-2015 – The fraternity welcomed Susan to the Inquiry phase of her Initial Formation. Minister Corky Hart announced the newly elected members of the St. Margaret of Cortona Regional Council, and distributed a short write-up on St. Margaret of Cortona.
  • 19-Apr-2015 – Corky Hart spoke in a moving and spirit filled manner about the role of Secular Franciscans in the world, how we can interact with others in an open and loving way even when we disagree, and how the Spirit can guide us.
  • 15-Mar-2015 – Mary Jo presented a history and background of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, after which members prayed it together.
  • 15-Feb-2015 – The February meeting was cancelled due to severe weather conditions.
  • 18-Jan-2015 – J. Patrick Enderson gave a presentation on Fear and its damaging spiritual effects; Michelle gave a slide show presentation on an exhibit of Franciscan artifacts; Corky urged members to pray the rosary more often and in community.

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