Archive for August, 2009

September 2009 Newsletter Now Available

Monday, August 31st, 2009

Download the September 2009 SFO News PDF.

Included in this edition: Changes, Events, and Elections; Stay in Touch with; “Francis, Build Up My Church”; Regional Retreat: “Fire Burning in My Heart”.

Presentation and Handouts from Regional Gathering Available

Friday, August 14th, 2009

During our August 1 Regional Gathering, Fr. Sergius Wroblewski, OFM and Sr. Madge Karecki, SSJ-TOSF gave a presentation on the 800th Anniversary of the Franciscan Order. In addition, Fr. Wroblewski shared a handout detailing the life of Christ with corresponding sections in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

Because we received many requests to view again these documents, we’ve added them to our site on the Documents page. Thank you to Sr. Karecki and Fr. Wroblewski for graciously allowing us to share these resources here!


Celebration of the Rule: One Rule, Three Versions
Life of Christ: Scripture + Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)

Regional Norms Now Online

Friday, August 14th, 2009

For your convenience, we’ve uploaded our Regional Norms, which were previously only available in hardcopy format in the Mother Cabrini Regional Ministers’ Reference Manual.

You can access the Norms through the “Quick Links” section on our main page, or from the Documents page.

Norms of the Mother Cabrini Regional Fraternity of the SFO

Sources for 2010 Guides for Roman-Franciscan Prayer

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

When the St. Francis Online Bookshop closed in mid-July, Franciscans in the USA were left without a distributor for the Roman-Franciscan Liturgy of the Hours guides and other related materials. Franciscan Resources is working to provide these items and plans to have them available for purchase about the middle of September or the first part of October. They hope to have the Roman-Franciscan supplements for the one-volume and four-volume editions around the same time, along with covers.

In addition, St. Anthony Messenger Press also plans to carry the guides and material.

Join us on Facebook

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

In addition to being on Twitter, we’ve just created a Facebook page which you can use to stay informed about news and events in our Region, and connect with other Secular Franciscans in our area.

If you’re on Facebook, please check us out!