The US-6 OFM Franciscan Vocation Office is offering a Come-and-See Online Vocational Retreat with Friar Casey Cole, OFM, on Saturday, Sept. 19 at 1 PM (EDT), Noon (CDT), 11 AM (MDT), 10 AM (PDT/Az). More information is available on Facebook.
The profession of first vows by the Franciscan novices at Old Mission Santa Barbara July 2, 2020 — in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pax Christi International’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative invites you to sign
The message expresses our gratitude for Pope Francis’ leadership during this time of crisis and our belief that nonviolence is a crucial pillar in the foundation of the more just and sustainable post-pandemic world envisioned by Laudato Si’.
All are welcome to sign – Catholic religious communities, organizations, educational institutions, local communities and individuals.
The deadline for signatures is 31 July as we hope to deliver the message to Pope Francis early in August.
Please share the link to this message as widely as possible. Thank you!
Marie Dennis, OFS
Senior Advisor to the Secretary General
Pax Christi International
A number of people, including Franciscan friars, have been working on reflections on the Sunday readings, with special reference to Ladato Si’.
The Catholic Climate Covenant and the Integral Faith Team (a working group of the Association of United States Catholic Priests) are delighted to make these resources available for homilists to help integrate the rich insights of Laudato Si’ and Christian care for creation into Sunday Mass. The “Homily Helps” include:
- Highlights from the Scripture readings of the day
- Relevant quotations from Laudato Si’
- Brief commentary
- Illustrations and anecdotes
- Sample applications
- Petitions to include in the Prayers of the Faithful
- Bulletin notes
Mark Soehner, OFM, the provincial minister of St. John the Baptist Province speaks about the BLM protests.