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Monthly Archives: January 2020

Vocations Event in Southwark!

Life as a Franciscan Sister or Brother… could this be for me? A day to explore Franciscan Community life in the Church of England

  • Franciscan sisters and brothers share their stories of God’s call and their life in community
  • DVDs on St Francis and Franciscans today to help us reflect, with opportunities for discussion
  • Time for your questions…
  • Lunch, tea & coffee provided.

DATE: Saturday 28th March 2020 10.00am – 4.00pm

Location: The Community of St Francis, St Alphege Clergy House, Pocock Street, London, SE1 0BJ

Booking Essential

To book: Contact Sue CSF (click here) or phone 0207 928 7121 with your name and contact details.

Two new Novices for SSF

Br Benedict with Br Anthony (L) and Br John Taylor (R)

On Saturday 18th January 2020 Br Benedict (the Minister Provincial) admitted Anthony Clarke and John Taylor to the Novitiate of the Society of St Francis. Br Anthony and Br John Taylor will remain in Alnmouth before moving to a new Friary in the summer months. God Willing we will be joined by two other men wanting to test their Vocation to Religious Life within the Society of St Francis in February.

Sr Judith Ann CSF RIP

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Judith Ann CSF, who died yesterday morning, in Lincoln County Hospital, after a short acute illness. She was 80 years old and in the 30th year of her profession in vows.
May she rest in peace and rise in glory.

Please remember also her sister Eileen, and her nieces and nephews, in your prayers.

Br Anselm SSF RIP

Br Anselm with Bishop John (of Worcester) on the 60th Anniversary of his Profession

Br Anselm died on Monday 30th December 2019. As a Brother he served in many different capacities and notably as Minister Provincial and Headmaster of Hooke School. Stationed latterly in Glasshampton, Anselm had a greatly appreciated ministry of Spiritual Direction and was a faithful friend and counsellor to many who came to the Monastery. We assure his family and especially Helen and Jenny (his Sisters) of our prayers. May he Rest in Peace!