John Michael

Pastor, teacher, husband, dog walker, gardener, petrocollapse agitator, contemplative, hiker. Currently serving as a Formation Coordinator for OEF and Dean of VT/NY conference of Lutheran Synod.

Flat Francis Heads to Chicago!

Flat Francis is coming to Chapter! St. Francis Episcopal Church in Holden, MA has dispatched Flat Francis as a summer vacation and travel companion to all of their parishioners. The Associate Rector, Rev. Karen Safstrom was kind enough to send one to OEF, so Flat Francis could attend a Chapter…

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Chapter 2017 Schedule

Even if you can’t be there, please pray along with us as we meet! Order of Ecumenical Franciscans Chapter 2017 @ Cenacle Center, Chicago Wed. June 21st early arrivals after 2pm 6pm Dinner 8pm Vespers led by Shoshanah Informal time for Fellowship Thurs. June 22nd 8am Breakfast 9am Morning prayer…

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General Registration for Chapter is Open

The Annual Chapter meeting of the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans will be held in Chicago, IL at the Cenacle Retreat Center. Chapter will run June 22-25, with an optional retreat day on June 21. This gathering includes the annual discernment work of the Order, a Convocation to refresh and deepen…

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Franciscan Examination of Consciousness

A sixfold reflection to meditate on Franciscan vocation: Three knots- interpersonal ‎ Poverty- how do I find right relations with things? Chastity- how do I find right relations with my body and respect the sacredness of others bodies? Obedience – how do I find right relations with God and the…

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A Lenten Examen from Br. Coyote

A Franciscan Manifesto for Divesting Your Ego   Divest yourself of any monetary or material possession that is there for the sake of your ego and identity Do nothing that fosters greater social disparity; divest yourself of any real or perceived privileges Wear no uniforms or logos that identify yourself…

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