Here follows a reflection from Kathy Maskens, our National Vice Minister, on the recent OFS / Youfra Congress in Lithuania.
Members in Scotland met in Falkirk recently for their annual assembly.
One of the highlights of the day was a talk on Inter-faith Dialogue given by Jonathan Jamal a member of the Edinburgh fraternity.
For those who don’t already have them here are details of the Franciscan Course 2018, that will be held at the Poor Clare Monastery, Arkley, starting next Wednesday 7th March. Departure is after breakfast on Wed 14th.
As I understand it the Clare’s are saying that the cost for the whole week (full board) is £250 – but that they are happy to negotiate if this is a financial problem, or for a shorter time.
These are the speakers:
Maddie Stewart – The San Damiano Cross – An Icon of the Passion – Thursday March 8th
Chris Dyczek – Francis and the Early Franciscans – Friday March 9th
Tom O’Loughlin – How do we read the Gospels Today? – Sat/Sun 10th/11th
Paula Pearce – Franciscans in the Wider Context – Monday 12th
SSF brothers and CSF sisters – The Ministry of the SSF & CSF – Tuesday 13th
Each day follows the same format. We begin with the celebration of the Eucharist at 8.00 am followed by breakfast, the first session begins at 9.15 and continues till 12.15 (with coffee break). Then lunch and some space – the second session begins at 3.15 and continues till 5.15 (with a break). Vespers at 5.30 followed by supper. We sometimes have an evening session or watch a video or have a free evening – this is at the discretion of the speaker.