We aim to acknowledge here members of the Secular Franciscan Order of Great Britain who have reached significant anniversaries of their profession. Certainly members who have been professed fifty and sixty years or more, and it may be good to include members who have been professed for twenty-five and forty years. Fraternities may notify us by adding a comment to the “Anniversaries” post which can be easily accessed at any time, either in the near future, or many months hence, by going to the right hand sidebar of the website, scrolling down to the heading “Categories” and clicking on the category “Anniversaries”. Or notify us by an email to .
We can then add the same text here, or you may wish to provide an amended text for this page. An image would be good, and this can be sent to .
You may also wish to add a prayer here.
We have many members who have passed twenty-five, forty, fifty and sixty years of profession, and perhaps we might begin to acknowledge them here retrospectively.

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Southern Region With All Our Prayers, Love and Congratulations.

Recently the National Council asked for the Regions to notify them of any Fraternity members who had been ‘Professed’ for significant years during 2016.

As this is the first year that the Southern Region has compiled such a list, we have included all Fraternity who had been Professed for 20 years or more in 2016.

Ascot Fraternity

Margaret Oaklands = 23 years; Philomena Chasty = 24 years; Sue Douet = 34 years

Bracknell Fraternity

Basia Rozychka = 34 years, Margaret Alburn = 35 years; Stan Alburn = 35 years;

Elizabeth Lewis = 36 years

Ladywell Franternity

Veronica Motcham = 21 years; Angela Pickford = 21 years; Pat Harris = 23 years;

Margaret Murray = 24 years; Frances Hooper = 36 years; Madeline van Pelt = 42 years;

Ursula Waight = 58 years

Littlehampton & Worthing Fraternity

Elizabeth Caswell = 32 years

Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Fraternity

Gerald Hyde = 20 years; John Vivian = 21 years; Jacquie Cuerden = 35 years;

Edward Cuerden = 35 years; Val O’Donnell = 35 years; Merle O’Driscoll = 40 years;

Colm O’Driscoll = 40 years; Carol White = 40 years

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Cardiff Fraternity South Wales & South West Region (2016).
Three of our Fraternity are to celebrate anniversaries of Profession this year and I would very much like all of you to know that we are blessed to have them still active in our Fraternity here in Cardiff :
Mrs. Joan Sweeney ofs: Date of Profession: November 1976 (40 years)
Mrs. Betty Roche ofs: Date of Profession: Summer 1976 (40 years)
Miss Anne Savoury ofs: Date of Profession: 3rd Oct. 1991 (25 years)
(Geraldine Barry, Minister of Cardiff Fraternity)

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Michael Mortimer ofs. Bedford Fraternity, East Anglian Region. Professed 8th July 1956