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Weekend in Cardiff (29 April to 1 May 2016): The Holy Year of Mercy and our Franciscan Response
“And the Lord Himself led me me among them and I showed mercy to them”. St. Francis (The Testament.) Early Documents.
This weekend, which was open to members of all regions, and held in Cardiff from Friday 29th April to Sunday 1st May 2016 was attended by members from six of our nine regions, and by members of TSSF. The weekend was led by Brother Francis Dor OFM Cap, who is based in Rome, and is one of the General Spiritual Assistants to the Secular Franciscan Order.
Our grateful thanks go to Angela Bradley of the South Wales and South West region for making this enriching weekend available to us. Thanks also to Petra Pryce of our Bideford fraternity for making the recordings, and for her prodigious and sterling efforts in editing the audio files for upload.
The text used by Bro Francis as the basis of his talks, “THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY AND OUR FRANCISCAN RESPONSE: The Franciscan wellspring of Mercy” is also included below, following the audio files and the pdf of the final programme. For photographs see here.
The audio files and the text are copyright © 2016 Bro Francis Dor OFM Cap, and The National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Great Britain (OFSGB).
Friday: introduction by John Power ofs, National Formation Minister
Friday: Bro Francis Dor OFM Cap: Introduction. God’s name is Mercy.
Saturday: Patrick Tossell ofs, Regional Minister, South Wales and South West Region: introducing Our Lady of the Taper. The Shrine of Our Lady of the Taper, located in Cardigan, is the national shrine for Wales.
Saturday: Bro Francis Dor: Session One: My Experience of Mercy
Saturday: Bro Francis Dor: Session Two: Visible Effects of the Year of Mercy
Saturday: Bro Francis Dor: Session Three: St Francis and Mercy
Sunday: Bro Francis Dor: Conclusion: From His pierced side flowed blood and water
THE HOLY YEAR OF MERCY AND OUR FRANCISCAN RESPONSE: The Franciscan wellspring of Mercy. The text used by Bro Francis as the basis of his talks.