Our Secular Franciscan Fraternity will be celebrating two days of great solemnity and rejoicing.
Today we mark the Transitus of Francis of Assisi: his passage from earthly life into everlasting life. All members of the Franciscan family (priests, Sisters and seculars) celebrate this occasion with a special service that recalls to us how Francis was a light to the world and how we are called to be a light to our world.
Tomorrow is the Feast of Saint Francis and our Fraternity is blessed to be celebrating the Profession of our newest member tomorrow. The Secular Franciscan Order, founded by Saint Francis, is a community of lay people desiring to live the ideals of a Franciscan life based on the Gospels, in the way of simplicity in our own families, workplaces and world.
Please keep our new member and all Franciscans in your prayers as we strive to live out the call to be simple servants of God.