Statio orbis – Eucharistic Adoration with Pope Francis

Pope Francis

In order to offer intercession and consolation during this time of exceptional discomfort, the Holy Father will preside over a time of prayer and Eucharistic Adoration in Saint Peter’s Square, without a congregation of the lay faithful, on Friday 27th March 2020 at 5.00pm, London time.

This Statio orbis will be broadcast on mondovision and streamed by Vatican News.
During this time of prayer Pope Francis will impart the Urbi et Orbi Blessing and will also concede a Plenary Indulgence to all those persons who participate in these prayers via the communications media.

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R.I.P. Adrian Williams OFS

The South Wales and South West Region is sad to announce the death of Adrian Williams of Barry Fraternity in his sixty first year. He passed away on Saturday 26th September at his Barry Care home. Though incapacitated by dementia for many years, he was regularly visited by his fraternity brothers and sisters.
He had served on the council of his own fraternity and was Regional Minister, Vice Minister and Regional Treasurer. In the 1990’s Adrian also served as a local Labour councilor in Barry, his term of office marked by tireless efforts to help his constituents. Humble, gentle and kind he will be sorely missed.

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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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YOUFRA Contact

A note from our National Secretary, Dianne Fisher about Youfra


Members who are very keen to know more about YOUFRA can contact directly to:

Christine at and/or

Joanna at


Mrs Christine Frendo has a lifetime experience of working with the youth and oversees the formation of YOUFRA.

Mrs Joanna Torres organizes and works with YOUFRA and has attended and taken part in many international youth congresses.

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