7 Quick Takes Friday: Celebrate St. Francis

by Sister Julie Ann on October 4, 2013

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St.-Francis-of-AssisiHere’s a St. Francis of Assisi Celebration Toolkit: celebrate GOoD times. Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer ideas that are simply perfect for anyone desiring to be a follower of Jesus Christ. (After all that’s what Francis wanted to do with all his heart!) Start first by taking a moment to feel the joy of being loved by a loving, all good, Holy God…and seeing God’s goodness in every moment and in all of creation.

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Gretchen PetersIn this Year of Faith and in this month celebrating St. Francis, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a free music download St. Francis by Gretchen Peters. Yes, this song is actually titled with this poor man of Assisi’s name! Challenging us always to preach the Gospel at all times, his spirituality remains vital in today’s reality. Click here to listen and download. Please comment on how the song speaks to you. Leave your own ‘fingerprint’ on our site that will make a difference to all those who visit after you!

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Franciscan Discernment RetreatOpen yourself further to the Gospel of Jesus with St. Francis, St. Clare, and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity! If you are a young woman age 18-30 join us at our Wisconsin Motherhouse on November 1-3, 2013. Click here for more information. Click here to find out what our retreats are like. What a perfect day to register!

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A celebration is not without food. During this month, try our Sister Sue Ann’s ‘Poor Man’s Steak’. Click here for the recipe.

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A St. Francis Celebration is not without conversation and conversion. Click here to read the latest on our Sisters serving at St. Peter Mission, Bapchule, AZ. You’ll hear about our Sisters at Yuma, AZ as well. Click here to watch podcasts on our calledtobe Franciscan youtube channel about our Sisters ministries in this border community. Yuma will mean more to you after watching some outstanding people and footage!

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Sister-Pamela-Catherine-shares-her-vocation-journeyYou haven’t heard a good Franciscan discernment story lately?! Click here to see how God called Sister Pamela Catherine. How is God calling you?

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To complete a day of celebration, consider saying this prayer of blessing from the first woman follower of St. Francis for those you care about:

May the Lord be with you always and wherever you are, may you be with Him always!

Happy Feast of St. Francis from the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity! We dedicate a Franciscan Center of Music Education and Performance at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc, WI today (tune in on Franciscanized World for more on this special event in our lives!)

For more Quick Takes, visit Conversion Diary!

 

 

 

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