Living, Dying, and Eating in the “Day of the Dead” Belt

By Brother Gary “Coyote” Nabhan, OEF Other regions of North America may claim that they are the Corn Belt or the Bible Belt, but here in Tucson, we cling to the buckle of the cinturón of Day of the Dead. In an arc stretching from New Orleans through San Antonio…

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A Brief Reflection on the Relationship between OEF & the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity

By Br. Elijah LeFevre The mission statement of the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity is: “For the sake of creation, we are called to bear witness to the essential unity of the church, the Body of Christ, by working towards Franciscan unity in all of its expressions. We will achieve…

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How Laudato Si Intersects with Our Life as Franciscans in Christ, Clare and Francis

(Reflections from the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity Retreat, August 5-6, 2016) By Brother Gary “Coyote” Nabhan When the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity met August 5-6, 2016, at the Franciscan Spiritual Center in Aston, Pennsylvania, our Order of Ecumenical Franciscans was well represented as we soulfully engaged in shared…

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Wailing Against Walls- a Poem by Br. Coyote, OEF

We pray that we never become accustomed to seeing the fallen bodies of our sisters and brothers and lovers on anyone’s killing floor. We pray that we get over the feeling that our entire nation has moved backward a half century or more when some still thought they could take…

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The Party- a Reflection from Sr. Shoshanah

We always have a party. Saturday night. After receiving our most newly professed. And novices. And postulants. After renewing our vows. After laying our rules upon the altar. After saying “yes” — one more time. After entering into communion — holy communion. After all this serious, profound, challenging, tough tender…

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New Formation Coordinators

We would like to announce the following appointments. Helen “Kiwi” Bathurst, John Michael Longworth, and Cyndi “Anjelika” Morse, have agreed to serve as the Formation Coordinators for the order. They will be contacting and meeting with the formation counselors in the coming weeks. Please pray for these new  servants as…

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