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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Franciscans at Gloucester Cathedral

On 7th Sept there was a Franciscan open day in Gloucester Cathedral. Mario Pirovano performed the one man play Francis the Holy Jester in the Chapter House. Tertiaries ran stalls and activities around the cathedral. The day ended with Evensong. The picture shows Hilfield and Glasshampton community members – (L-R) Laurence Hauje (from Papua New Guinea), Martin John, Samuel, Kerri (Hilfield Friary Community), Hugh, David, Peter, Giles. Mario Pirovano performed his play again a few days later at Hilfield.

Franciscans at Gloucester Cathedral

Franciscans at Gloucester Cathedral

 

Hilfield News Update

The camping season at Hilfield is now over, for both families and youth, and the marquee is stored away till next year. The picture shows community members and guests unlacing the marquee canvas.

The Hilfield Stigmata festival was on the 14th Sept. Over 150 visitors came, more than in recent years; the weather for the outside Eucharist was splendid. After months of work the Canticle Garden, outside the refurbished Recreation Room, was opened. It features St Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures with carefully picked plants to illustrate the various aspects of the Canticle such as Brother Sun and objects such as a fountain to illustrate Sister Water.The picture shows Chantal speaking, just before Bp Graham blesses the garden.

Taking down the marques

Taking down the marquees

Chantal and the Canticle Garden

Chantal and the Canticle Garden

 

 

 

St Anthony’s Friary Blessed by Bishop Martin

On the 15th of September the Franciscans Friars at St. Anthony’s Friary, Walker, had the privilege to invite Bishop Martin and local friends for a house blessing of their new friary. On an otherwise cloudy Sunday brother Sun made an appreciated appearance just in time for the house blessing. After Bishop Martin blessed the Friary the brothers enjoyed a cup of tea and a Swedish cake in good company with their guests.

 

Blessing of house 1

Blessing of house 2

New video – The Anglican Franciscan Way

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The Franciscans at Greenbelt 2013

A collage of photos of the Franciscans at Greenbelt:

The Campsite

The Campsite

Hilda Mary & Ann Conway-Jones in the kitchen tent

Hilda Mary & Ann Conway-Jones in the kitchen tent

L – R from the back - Sr Louise Ann OHP,  Jan Doyle, Br Luke (Mucknell Abbey), Kerri Canepa (Hilfield Friary Community), Br Hugh SSF, Sr Hilda Mary CSC, Ann and Michael Conway-Jones , Sr Karen OHP. In front - Catherine Wallcott,  Rev. Jonathan Herbert (Hilfield Friary Community)

L – R from the back – Sr Louise Ann OHP, Jan Doyle, Br Luke (Mucknell Abbey), Kerri Canepa (Hilfield Friary Community), Br Hugh SSF, Sr Hilda Mary CSC, Ann and Michael Conway-Jones , Sr Karen OHP. In front – Catherine Wallcott, Rev. Jonathan Herbert (Hilfield Friary Community)

To the Franciscans

To the Franciscans

The Franciscan Chapel

The Franciscan Chapel

Hilda Mary & Ann Conway-Jones in the kitchen tent

Hilda Mary & Ann Conway-Jones in the kitchen tent

Br Vaughan staffing the ARC stall in G Source

Br Vaughan staffing the ARC stall in G Source

The big Service

The big Service

To celebrate Greenbelt's 40th birthday 10,000 tiny photos

To celebrate Greenbelt’s 40th birthday 10,000 tiny photos

Br Hugh finding a photo of Br Keith, the first brother to come to Greenbelt in the 1980's

Br Hugh finding a photo of Br Keith, the first brother to come to Greenbelt in the 1980’s