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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Arkley Interdenominational Novice Conference

On the 5th of March seven Novices (accompanied by Br Desmond Alban SSF and Sr Beverley CSF) travelled to the Poor Clare Convent in Arkley for ten days of formation. Input was provided by Sr Francisca OSC and Br Desmond Alban SSF and was based around the theme ‘Franciscans making a difference.’ We looked at the impact of Francis and Clare on the life of the Church; on her prayer and on her pastoral practice. In addition we were encouraged to think about the centrality of the Eucharist in the Franciscan Tradition. Teaching sessions were punctuated by meals (provided by the wonderful Arkley ‘committee’) and Offices. Arkley is a highlight of the Novice year and we were not disappointed!

 

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The San Damiano Cross and 'river of light.'

The San Damiano Cross and ‘river of light.’

St Bonaventure display

St Bonaventure display

Sr Beverley presiding at the Eucharist

Sr Beverley presiding at the Eucharist

Br Michael Jacob

Br Michael Jacob

Brs Cristian Michael and Christopher Martin

Brs Cristian Michael and Christopher Martin

‘simply living’ mission

Ten brothers and sisters from the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu will arrive at Hilfield friary on the 22nd March to acclimatise for a couple of weeks and prepare for a mission taking place in five diocese around England between 7th April and the 11th June.  The Mission entitled ‘Simply Living’ will be led by Brother Clark Berge and will include two SSF brothers Patrick Paoni and Hilton Togara. More information will follow shortly.  Please hold these brothers and sisters in your prayers as they travel and prepare for this mission.

Solomon Island Brothers and Hilfield Community members on Palm Sunday

Solomon Island Brothers and Hilfield Community members on Palm Sunday Procession

CSF Metheringham – A House of hospitality

Metheringham – a house of hospitality – click to enlarge the picture. For more details see the Metheringham section on this website.

A House of Hospitality

A House of Hospitality

 

Metheringham House at Lincoln Cathedral

The sisters have now been in Metheringham for 2 1/2 years and continually try to promote the ministry of hospitality available in the beautiful surroundings of the Metheringham countryside. A place of peace and tranquility for quiet days, retreats or just some rest and refreshment. On Saturday 16th March, Sr Liz and Sr Maureen were invited to have a stand in Lincoln Cathedral to promote the facilities at San Damiano. Having recently revised the promotional literature, the pictures below are of Sr Liz and Sr Maureen talking to enquirers and handing out the new glossy leaflets.

Maureen manning the San Damiano stand

Maureen manning the San Damiano stand

Liz handing out leaflets

Liz handing out leaflets

Welcome to San Damiano, Metheringham

Welcome to San Damiano, Metheringham

Who we are: Anglican Franciscans

Who we are: Anglican Franciscans

Sisters Meeting 2013

The annual gathering of CSF sisters in the European Province took place at Hilfield Friary over the weekend of 28 February – 3 March. Part of an afternoon was spent under the tutelage of Jonathan Herbert of the Hilfield Community, who encouraged us to do some ‘weaving’ with unusual fibres – twigs, palm leaves, reeds, bamboo, synthetic twine, and strips of cloth. In the pictures, Phyllis, Chris and Sue are busy with their weaving frames; Liz and Jannafer display their finished or part-finished products.

Phyll, Chris and Sue weaving

Jann displaying weaving

Liz with weaving side on-crop

 

 

 

 

 

 

During a discussion: Christine James, Beverley, Gina and Jannafer. The daffodils were presented to Beverley on the morning of St David’s Day.

Chris J, Bev, Gina, Jann and daffodils