St. Mary's Fraternity O.F.S

Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 19; St. Mary’s Fraternity Meeting at Canadian Martyrs Parish, 835 Northmount Drive NW Calgary - 12:30 pm: Inquirer and Candidate Groups. Ongoing Formation Group Study: The Life of St. Francis by St. Bonaventure. All professed members welcome. 1:45 pm: General meeting.

Franciscan News

The annual retreat for Secular Franciscans in Southern Alberta will be held at Mount St. Francis Retreat Centre on August 26, 27 and 28, 2016. The theme of this silent retreat is Franciscan spirituality. Friends and family are also welcome to attend. Space is limited to fifty. If you are interested, please register with Linda Schultz at 403-245-8549 or linschz@hotmail.com

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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