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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