Latest Event Updates

A Study Guide for Laudato Si

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A study guide for Laudato Si has been added to this website. To see it, go HERE. To read the letter from Tibor Kauser OFS about this study guide, click HERE.

There is also a video series for Laudato Si by Fr. Dan Horan OFM on this site. To see it, go HERE.

Progress Report from our General Minister about the Well4Africa Project

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From Tibor Kauser OFS, Our General Minister

“One and a half years have passed since the 3rd European OFS and YouFra Congress, which took place in Lithuania 20-26 of August, 2018. As a special fruit of the Congress a particular social initiative was born called “Well4Africa.” Since the lack of potable water in Africa is one of the major challenges for this continent, the participants of the Congress have decided to launch this project to help our sisters and brothers in Africa have wells in their neighborhood…”

Continue reading HERE and HERE.

Profession Mass at St. Bonaventure Fraternity

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Brothers and Sisters,

On behalf of the St. Bonaventure Secular Fraternity you and your fraternity are invited to a Profession Mass. The mass is at 1:30pm at the Solanus Casey Center St. Bonaventure Chapel. Following mass is dinner and fellowship in the dining room. We have 3 candidates that will be professed: Susan Ayoub, Gerry Borycz and Paula Jerzy.

Solanus Casey Center – 1780 Mt. Elliott, Detroit 48207
Please contact Eileen Smith OFS at St. Bonaventure Fraternity with any questions.

Franciscan Ministries Annual Appeal

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Read about what is needed by the poor right here in our region–and how you can help!                                                                                             CLICK HERE.

Registration for Formation Day 2019

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Formation Day this year will be held on Saturday, October 26th at the Center for Ministry in Saginaw, Michigan. See your Minister for a Registration form or download one HERE that you can print, fill out and mail in.

Call for JPIC Award Nominations

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It’s time to submit your JPIC Award nomination for 2019!

Nominations are open only to members of the worldwide Franciscan Family. This means that your nominee may be a Friar or a Brother, a Poor Clare, a 3rd Order Regular Sister, a 3rd Order Secular Franciscan, or an Ecumenical Franciscan. Nominees may be Clergy or Laity.

Click HERE for a nomination form.

Please email the completed forms to Carolyn at: ctownes26 @ gmail.com.

Please put JPIC AWARD in the subject line as some emails mysteriously take a walk on the Spam side. Carolyn will email you an acknowledgement of receipt of your form.

THE DEADLINE FOR ALL NOMINATIONS IS MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019. This is the first call for nominations.

St. Joseph Fraternity in Ann Arbor is Planning a Day of Recollection

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St Joseph Fraternity Day of Recollection
Saturday, May 11th 2019 at St Louis Center, 16195 W. Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea.
Theme: Br. Loren will talk about the gaze of God based on this book:

The Gaze of Mercy: A Commentary on Divine and Human Mercy
By Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM CAP

Time: 9.30am – 3pm, Session begins promptly at 10 am.
Bring your own lunch and beverage, potluck breakfast.

Please Contact Eleanor or Bob Brundage with RSVP by May 6th, 2019 with a fraternity count if possible.