On Saturday, November 4, 2023, we had our annual chapter (regional) gathering at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO.
Secular Franciscans from across the St. Clare Region were present. And the St. Padre Pio Emerging Fraternity in Cape Girardeau hosted the event!
As Secular Franciscans, we are called to the continual renewal of rebuilding the church within our own parishes, our own communities, and our own families. Our way of life must be visible, palatable to all who meet us. Franciscans especially focus on these three charisms - The Incarnation of Christ; the suffering and crucifixion of Christ; and the real presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist.
OUR AGENDA FOR OUR 2023 CHAPTER Gathering & Fellowship Morning Prayer Welcome: Chris Blood, OFS Regional Minister Presentation on St. Padre Pio Fraternity by Shawn Asmus, OFS, Acting Minister Holy Half Hours & The Rule- presentation by Annapoorna Mary, OFS State of the Region- Chris Blood, OFS Business Closing Prayer
PRESENTATION ON THE STATE OF THE ST. CLARE REGION - NOVEMBER 2023
SHAWN ASMUS, OFS
ANNAPOORNA MARY, OFS
EARLY BEGINNINGS OF THE ST. PADRE PIO EMERGING FRATERNITY