North East Region Elective Chapter 18th May 2019

North East Region Elective Chapter 18.05.2019

Results of the North East Region Elective Chapter held on Saturday 18th May 2019: Minister: Kevin Browne (Leeds), Vice Minister: Sheelagh Fitzgerald (York), Secretary: Rosemary Dias (Hull), Treasurer: Brenda Flynn (York), Formation: Maureen Rimmer (Darlington), Communication Officer: Theresa Caddy (York).

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Congratulation to Anne Simmonds – 60th Profession on Sunday 5th May, 2019

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Congratulation to Anne Simmonds – 60th Profession on Sunday 5th May, 2019

Michael Simmonds, Anne Simmonds
Anne North, Christine Cattini, Roberta Di Sarno, Sheila Smith, Anne Simmonds, Derrick Tranter, Fr Jesmond, Remo Cattini

On Sunday 5th May 2019, Anne Simmonds ofs of Bedford Fraternity, celebrated her 60th Profession at Poor Clare Monastery Arkley during Roberta Di Sarno’s profession. Anne was professed at Nottingham Fraternity.

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East Anglian Region: Norwich ‘Pax et Bonum’ Fraternity Profession – Saturday 11th May, 2019

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Pax et Bonum Fraternity, Norwich Profession – Saturday 11th May 2019

Front row: Lawrence Smith, Simon Hambrook, Fr Dónal, Frances Taylor, Brigid Rawlinson, Anne Murrin
Back row: Rob Hardie, Sammy Tassili, Debbie Bool

On Saturday 11th May, at the Church of Our Lady and St Etheldreda, Newmarket, three members who have been attending meetings of the ‘Pax et Bonum’ Secular Franciscan Fraternity in Norwich made their professions. This ceremony was held during the Mass that was the central event of a Regional Day of Recollection for Secular Franciscans in the East Anglian area. Francis Taylor, Laurence Smith, and Simon Hambrook, made their promises to Brigid Rawlinson ofs, Fraternity Minister, this was witnessed by Fr Dónal Walsh OFM, our Spiritual Assistant, and other members of the East Anglian fraternities who had gathered for the day. Simon had recently moved to Assisi where he is living temporarily, his mission being to trust in the Lord for work and daily sustenance. He came back specifically for the occasion. Each member was given a copy of the Gospels as reminder of St. Francis’s exhortation that we should live from ‘Life to Gospel and Gospel to life’. A St Damiano crucifix and a lighted candle were also received by each of the newly professed.
Mass was followed by a celebratory shared lunch and a further talk by Fr Dónal in the afternoon.

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Br Juniper Fraternity, Isleworth Profession – Sunday 5th May, 2019

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Br Juniper Fraternity, Isleworth Profession – Sunday 5th May 2019

Sheila Smith
Christine Cattini
Roberta Di Sarno
Derrick Tranter
Remo Cattini

Roberta Di Sarno ofs a member of the Br Juniper Fraternity, Isleworth of London Region, made her profession to the Delegate Minister from Waterloo Fraternity Remo Cattini ofs, on Sunday 5th May 2019. This was witnessed by Fr Jesmond Pawley during the Holy Mass at the Day of Recollection Poor Clare Monastery, Arkley

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