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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A Message from the Council on the Attack in Orlando

The words are difficult to find to express our grief, sadness and loss for those killed and wounded in Orlando. We are heart broken and we stand with our LGBT sisters and brothers and straight allies in this terrible time. In our common home we need to feel safe and…

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Communication Experiments

We’re trying a few new things around here. The forum page was recently rebuilt after the databases got corrupted, and we’re eager to see some communication and conversation there. Starting in July the members will be engaged with a study of the principles in the cloister. We’re also testing out…

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