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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OEF Council Meeting January 3-5, 2017

Imagine this scene: One sunny winter day in Winter Park, Florida, 3 Franciscans walk into Smokey Joe’s BBQ Shack. The casual observer observes: Avid hiker-woman, plaid shirt, jeans, sturdy hiking boots. Slim professional musical man, slacks, neatly-pressed white shirt, red tie. Silver-haired woman,   colorful Disney-turista-style tunic, leggings, sandals. Later…

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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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