Like a Light to the World
Apostolic Commissions: "Justice and Peace"
"Let them individually and collectively be in the forefront in promoting justice by the testimony of their human lives and their courageous initiatives. Especially in the field of public life, they should make definite choices in harmony with their faith."
(Rule of SFO, par. 15.)
TASK: To determine ways to help the poor by changing systems and by
Chairpersons: Lester Brown & Joseph Garcia
Fall is upon us and the cold winter months are ahead of us. Many homeless who come to the Chapel are in need of warm clothing. We are in need of: coats, sweater, gloves, warm hats, scarves,
shoes, socks, blankets, food items.
Mother Teresa has said that it is easy to love the poor when you see Christ in them. Thanks for your generosity.
FAMILY: Christian Family Movement
This is a parish/community network of small groups of families who gather monthly for social events and community service. The parents/adults meet regularly iln each others' homes to discuss family and social issues as they relate to their Christian faith. CFM enriches families, deepens faith, develops social consciousness, builds community and is FUN. Information: 862-2638 or 293-7298.
"It is necessary to go back to seeing the family as the sanctuary of life. The family is indeed sacred; it is the place in which life-the gift of God- can be properly welcomed and protected against the
many attacks to which it is exposed..."
Pope John Paul II
Update from Assisi- Fr. Phil Kelly, OFM Conv
"The work goes forward through multiple areas of expertise, each one driven to complete the work by Christmas eve, 1999.
...And the crypt where the body of Francis lies? Of course it was completely untouched. Visiting the tomb was emotional. We spent time quietly in prayer, and that is always a profound experience for me. We were on pilgrimage and that's how it felt. I thought of all those for whom I had promised to pray, and for all those affected by natural disasters. As you know, among those who were killed in the earthquake were two friars. One was a very young friar from Poland who had written to his family just before the earthquake: 'It is so beautiful here. I could spend the rest of my life here.'
Three days later he was dead. The whole visit was very moving."
The following books were purchased at the Franciscan Gathering recently.
1. Christ in the 21st Century. A contemporary meditation on the
Trinity and particularly the primacy of Christ in the Franciscan tradition.
2. Deeply Woven Roots. Improving the quality of life in your community.l Concrete ways for congregations and faith communities to make a difference..
3. Journey Out of the Garden. Describes one man's struggle to become the hero of his own life by following the deepest promptings of his heart. It challenges the reader to discover the courage and humility to chart his or her own individual path through life.
Do we have tapes? Yes! Tapes of the gathering were procured as well and are available at ths time. Check some out for your continuing Franciscan education. The learning never stops.
The library remains an untapped resource for further growth in Franciscan reading!