Marytown Eucharistic Conference

St. Francis of Assisi can be one of the most misquoted and misunderstood Saints of the past 2000 years. We know St. Francis, not from Hollywood films or popular culture, but from his writings and early biographers. Fr. Benedict will show us the importance of the Eucharist and the Priesthood in the life and spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi in two presentations, opening to us the treasures contained in the Christ-centered heart of the “Poverello of Assisi”. 


SATURDAY  |  JUNE 18, 2022

8:00am  Registration

8:30am  Continental breakfast

9:15am  Conference 1: St. Francis and the Priesthood

10:30am  Break (coffee & donuts)

10:45am  Conference 2: St. Francis and the Eucharist

12:00pm   Holy Mass

Conference ends with Holy Mass.

Registration required before or on June 10, 2022.

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No refunds

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Feast of the Portiuncula Information

Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula
Saturday, August 3, 2019

You and Your Family and Friends are cordially invited to this Franciscan
Gathering hosted by the Mother Cabrini Region of Secular Franciscans.

It will be held at Mayslake Village
1801 35th Street
Oak Brook, Illinois

Sr. Madge was born in Chicago and entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St.Francis. She studied at Loyola University, the Franciscan Institute of St. Bonaventure University and the University of South Africa. She has spent most of her years in various forms of adult
education in retreats, workshops, seminary classes at the university level.
Sr. Madge spent 22 years in South Africa where she worked with a congregation of ZuluFranciscan Sisters to help their transition to self-governance through deepening their understanding of the Franciscan charism. From 1997-2005, she was the co-author with Fr. Sergius Wroblewski, OFM, of a bi-monthly series of Franciscan Study Guides, while they devoted themselves to Franciscan education throughout the States and beyond.
Sr. Madge holds a doctorate in Missiology (the critical study of Christian mission) from the University of South Africa. She is the author of three books on mission and many articles on Franciscan topics and on mission.
She has worked with Friars, Poor Clares, TOR religious and Secular Franciscans in the U.S., Ireland, Australia, South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria.
Sr. Madge is the Spiritual Assistant for the St. Bernadine of Siena Fraternity in Wayne, IL and the Little Portion of St. Francis Fraternity in Valparaiso, IN. She is also on the national board of the American Society of Missiology.

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. Mass
9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:15 a.m. What Can the Portiuncula Teach Us About
Francis’ Vocation?
11:45 a.m. Break
12:00 p.m Lunch **
1:15 p.m. Exploring the Franciscan Charism Today as
Secular Franciscans
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

(You can bring your own lunch, if you prefer)
Susan Gribbon, OFS, by July 21, 2019
It will help us a lot if fraternities could have one person call with the total for your group. Many thanks for your understanding and assistance!