St. Mary's Fraternity O.F.S

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Sept. 18; St. Mary’s Fraternity Meeting at Canadian Martyrs Parish, 835 Northmount Drive NW Calgary - 12:30 pm: OFS Information Session and Formation Groups (Ongoing Formation Group Study: The Life of St. Francis by St. Bonaventure. All professed members welcome.) 1:30 pm: Mass and potluck

Franciscan News

We will be having an Information Session for anyone interesting in learning more about the Secular Franciscan Order. Join us on Sunday, Sept. 18 from 12:30 to 1:15 pm at Canadian Martyrs Parish, 835 Northmount Drive NW Calgary. Contact Linda Schultz at 403-245-8549 or linschz@hotmail.com for more information.

Book Review

Fr. Murray Bodo is a Franciscan priest and author who lectures widely on spirituality. In his latest book, Francis and Jesus, Bodo provides a passionate portrait of St. Francis and his intimate relationship with Christ.

Our Brothers and Sisters

St. Thomas More, Lord Chancellor of England, embraced a philosophy of compassion and equality. He was also a devout Catholic and a Secular Franciscan. When More stood up for the sanctity of marriage by opposing King Henry VIII's divorce of Catherine of Aragon in order to marry Anne Boleyn, he was executed for being, in More's words, "the king's good servant - but God's first."

“We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way.” -St. Francis of Assisi

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