Requiescant in Pace: Kathleen Bernadette Reed OFS

Kathleen Bernadette Reed died on 19th July 2019, a OFS member of Leeds Fraternity.
Kathleen was professed on 23/04/1979 at Parish of St Joseph Castleford, Diocese of Leeds. She should have celebrated her 40th as member of OFS.
At the fraternity meetings, Kathleen being a gentle prayerful soul radiated peace. She had stayed in a local care home for the past six months, as her health deteriorated.
Kathleen’s funeral is on Tuesday 13th August at 12.45pm, St Joseph’s church, Castleford, Martin Street, Pontefract Road, Castleford, WF10 4JB
May the perpetual light shine upon Kathleen, may her soul rest in peace.

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Portiuncula celebration on Friday August 2 – Poor Clare Collettines

An email from Poor Clare Collettines, Marian House of the Holy Spirit, invites members of our Midland Region to their Portiuncula celebration on Friday August 2. Also you are all invited too if you are happened to be in Nottingham around that time.


Dear friends and sisters and brothers in St Francis,

May the Lord give you peace!

We have been in Nottingham since last November and we are hosting a Portiuncula celebration in the church to which our monastery is attached, Our Lady of Perpetual Succour in Bulwell. We should love to invite you to join us.

The Mass and the prayers for the Assisi Pardon – the Portiuncula Indulgence – will begin at 6pm on Friday, August 2. The sacrament of reconciliation will be available from 5 pm onwards before the service.

There will be refreshments in the Community Centre next door, after the celebration.

We should love to meet you!

From your loving little sisters,
Mother Damian and the Poor Clare Colettines
Poor Clare Colettines
Marian House of the Holy Spirit

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Requiescant in Pace: Mary Sharp OFS

Mary Sharp died on the 23rd September  2018.  Mary had been poorly for sometime and was in hospital towards the end. She had been a Secular Franciscan since 1972 and had been in Brighton Fraternity for many years and came to Hollington after they closed.  She was one of the founder members of the Hollington Fraternity and was the Minister until we were established.    Mary looked forward to coming to our meetings and towards the end she still managed to come occasionally and she is sadly missed for her wisdom and experience.

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