We will be spending a Day of Recollection with the Order of Friars Minor novices and the novitiate team at the Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate in Burlington on Sunday, January 25. We are offering the dinner meal, but will have the opportunity to pray together, have time for fellowship, and have time for conversation about being part of the Franciscan family.
The schedule is for the whole day, but we realize that not everyone can spend all day. If you can, please think of this as a mini-retreat. If you can only come for part of the day, that is just fine. The schedule is listed here, so you can decide which part of the day you can come. The times that would be especially important to be part of the conversation include 11:00, 2:00, and 6:00, when our fraternity of Secular Franciscans will be serving the dinner.
Please RSVP to Art as to whether you can make it and what you can share for the dinner.
8:00 - Morning Prayer
Historical background of OFS
Relationship with the First Order
Attraction to the Charism
Historical figures who were Third Order Franciscans
2:00 3:00 -- Presentation
How do we live out our Baptism? Our call?
Repairers of the Breach
5:00 Common Meditation
5:30 Solemn Vespers
6:00 dinner provided by Secular Franciscans
We will be talking about Chapter 2 of The Loneliness and Longing of Saint Francis at our regular Fraternal Gathering on Wednesday, January 14. We will begin, as usual, at 6:00 p.m. in the chapel for Evening Prayer and then move to The Board Room by about 6:20 p.m.