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Monthly Archives: April 2014

Arkley Formation Conference

The Annual Franciscan Formation Conference took place in Arkley from Wednesday 26th March until Wednesday 2nd April. The theme for this years Conference was the 2nd Vatican Council and, in particular, the effect it had on Religious Life. Br Joseph Emmanuel (who took the picture) and Sr Beverley were asked to speak about the effect of the Council on the Church of England and on Religious Life respectively. The Arkley Conference is not only about hard study; it is also about meeting fellow Franciscan Brothers and Sisters, talking with them and laughing with them. As ever special thanks are due to our Poor Clare Sisters of the Arkley Community (not forgetting Sr Martha of course!) and to ‘the committee’ whose culinary skills make the week even more enjoyable.

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New CSF Convent in South Korea

Sisters Frances and Jemma moved on March 6th to their new convent at Il Seon Ri, with a band of willing helpers from the Gumi Church. It was a joyful occasion. They invite us to join them in giving thanks for “the astounding providence and guidance of God, given to our Korean Franciscan Community.” Sisters Sue and Gina are very much looking forward to staying with Frances and Jemma when they visit Korea in May.

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