Tuesday, July 7, 2009

News from the Council of Our Lady of the Pearl

ONGOING FORMATION: The Council wants to encourage everyone to take our formation book on Franciscan prayer to adoration and journal. (Franciscan Prayer by Ilia Delio, OSF, available at amazon.com for $10.36.)

TRANSITUS AND COME AND SEE. The Council decided to have the Transitus of Saint Francis on October 3, 2009. (The customary date is always October 3rd, prior to St. Francis’ feast day on October 4th.) It will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of St. Augustine Seminary with a reception to follow. The public will be invited, including Regional fraternities as well as those who might be interested in Saint Francis or becoming Secular Franciscans, making the event also a ―Come and See. An invitation will be issued via the Gulf Pine newspaper, church bulletins, and other means.

ELECTIONS. Electrions will be scheduled soon (we hope in August).

REGIONAL MEETINGS: Regional meetings are scheduled the second Saturday of each quarter. The next two are October 10th and January 9th.

MAY CROWNING AT DUNBAR VILLAGE: We had a May Crowning for the residents at Dunbar Village. Also assisting was the Angel ministry from Our Lady of the Gulf. We had someone to play the piano and the Angels led the singing. A priest was also present. There were fresh flowers and prayers. Everyone was given an image of the Sacred Heart. All in all, the residents loved the visit and asked that we come again soon, not waiting until next year. A good ministry!!

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