Sisters and brothers from every province of SSF around the world are continuing to meet on Zoom for 2 hours most days for the First Order Chapter – meeting all together, sometimes in different small groups, and a couple of times with sisters and brothers meeting separately. As well as the necessary business, sharing of […]
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Finnian and Tobias have been at Walsingham for the past few days, with a group of friends and enquirers. The pilgrimage has consisted of lots of prayer and worship, shared meals, discussions, plus a lovely ecumenical walk which took in both the Anglican and Roman Catholic shrines, and Saint Seraphim’s Orthodox church.
The latest issue of Franciscan Magazine is now available! This edition is focused on “Virtual Church”, looking at how the past eighteen months have caused profound changes in the way that we interact with one another. We look at both the advantages and disadvantages of these new methods of being Church. Does the technology liberate […]
A programme of on-line international meetings has been planned for two weeks in early September for two dozen of our Anglican Franciscan CSF sisters and SSF brothers. Our First Order Chapters include the Minister Provincial and one other elected representative from each province of sisters and brothers throughout the world, with the two Ministers General […]
The full Greenbelt festival may have been cancelled, but the Prospect Farm gathering is proving to be a great alternative. Karen Russell TSSF, Jan Doyle TSSF, Hugh SSF, Hilda Mary CSC Maureen CSF are pictured here at the end of the first set of days at Prospect Farm. Hugh and Maureen remain and three more […]
It is with much sadness that we announce the death of our former Minister General, Helen Julian CSF. She had been suffering from cancer for some time and passed away at the weekend. Helen Julian was a gifted writer, the author of several books about Christian faith and Franciscan spirituality. Her works include ‘Living the […]
A joyful day in East London, as Brother Tobias made his First Profession at St. Mary’s, Little Ilford. Benedict presided, Samuel preached and Joyce gave the readings. Brothers, Sisters, family and friends gathered in the lovely old church, parts of which are 12th Century. It was wonderful to sing hymns again after so long (albeit […]
Alnmouth Friary held its 60th anniversary celebrations at the weekend! The Bishop of Newcastle, Christine Hardman, joined proceedings and preached at an outdoor eucharist in the friary garden. Celebrations continued after the service with a buffet and picnic.
It’s a hugely important day in the Franciscan calendar: the feast of Clare of Assisi, founder of the Order of Poor Ladies (popularly known as the “Poor Clares”). Clare is still loved and valued for her profound spiritual insight. She was the first woman to write a Rule for a Religious Order, and it stands […]
Franciscans on tour! Finnian will be leading Scriptural Rosary sessions at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral later this month. He will be based in the Lady Chapel at the Cathedral from Tuesday 17th to Saturday 21st August, and will begin the prayers at 12.45pm every day. Booking is not necessary and beads are provided if you want […]