Our fraternity goal for 2021 is to:
"Develop a program to expose our communities to the Franciscan way of life, while every member of our fraternity commits to daily contemplation of the Gospel."
At our August 22nd gathering, Deacon Jim Hoy, OFS, presented us with how the skills of restorative justice can be implemented into our lives. When supported by love, these skills truly present a 'win-win' for parties that may have started off with a disagreement or conflict. Enjoy this video of his presentation! The second video is of a group called Northern Arizona Restorative Justice. They implement the concepts of restorative justice within the criminal justice system.
There's been all kinds of 'buzz' about the series called "The Chosen". Check it out - a beautiful (and realistic) way to experience the world of Jesus - his kindness (and humor!), the culture, the conflicts, his friends and family. The series of videos has been saved to the fraternity's YouTube channel. You can click the link below to watch the first 2 episodes. Enjoy!
We have returned to in-person gatherings which are held at Bonaventure Hall - located in the lower level at San Francisco de Asis parish center. We will have a Zoom link to the gatherings available to those who are unable to meet in person.
Link to our September 26th gathering - click HERE
Link to participate in Liturgy of the Hours - Tuesdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 8:30 AM - click HERE
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The channel features an exciting PLAYLISTS section.
The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: to observe the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of St. Francis of Assisi who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life with God and people. SFO Rule, Chapter 2, Art. 4
The Secular Franciscan fraternity in Flagstaff, AZ, under the patronage of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, currently has 28 professed members, 5 in candidacy , 1 affiliate and several in the early stages of exploring Franciscan spirituality. We meet every month at San Francisco de Asis Parish Center. Please join us at our gatherings! (currenly we are gathering via Zoom)
Secular Franciscans are people...
•with a Franciscan spirit, perspective, and ideals;
•with the ability to reflect Gospel values in their lives and accept conversion as needed;
•with a willingness to accept the Secular Franciscan Order as a primary and permanent commitment;
•with a desire to build up the Church and the Kingdom of God;
•with a sense of Franciscan responsibility for social action; and
•with a desire for contemplative prayer.
SFO Rule, Chapter 2, Art. 4
From The Franciscan Journey by Lester Bach, page i.