Please pray for all those in the path of Hurricane Irma. As with Hurricane Harvey, a great number of our own brothers and sisters are in harm's way over the next few days. The rescue teams are worn out and supplies, including gasoline, batteries, bottled water, etc. are already depleted. They really need all the prayers that can be offered.
Kate Kleinert, OFS
Minister, St. Katherine Drexel Region
Below is a message from National Minister, Jan Parker, OFS, calling Secular Franciscans to unite in prayer in a way that St. Francis practiced - the Lent of St. Michael.
Dear Sisters and Brothers,
This past week set us on our knees asking God’s mercy on our own country, on North Korea and on the whole world. Now our country is again shaken and saddened by violence and hatred, this time by the events in Charlottesville, Virginia. Again we are on our knees, asking our loving God to bring peace and...
ST LOUIS, MO -- The U.S. Secular Franciscan Order’s Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission (JPIC) is urging the world community “to use prayer, caution, wisdom, earnest discernment and patience” before responding to recent developments on the Korean peninsula. It called nuclear threat or use a “crime against humanity."
Here is the full statement issued after its JPIC Animate Peace Gathering held July 27-30 in St. Louis, MO.
“We, the National Commission of Justice, Peace and Integrity...
LAFLIN, Pa. – Secular Franciscans in greater Scranton/Wilkes Barre have a new leadership team. On June 25, Kate Kleinhart, OFS, Regional Minister of the Order’s St. Katherine Drexel Region appointed a new leadership council to St. Joseph Fraternity. They are the following:
Minister and Formation Director. Jim Gaffney, OFS, MS. Professed to the Secular Franciscan Order in 2006, Gaffney has served as council secretary, formation director, and minister. He holds a Master of Science degree in Manpowe...
During the summer months, many migrant workers that come to our area. A project is called “Friends of the Field” assists these workers with basic necessities. These people are under the care of a person from our diocese who takes it upon herself to pick up from the churches supplies that are desperately needed.
As a Franciscan Fraternity, we will also partake of this effort.
The migrant workers are in need of the following items: