Francis Fest/Oktoberfest is Here

Paul Keggington

September 27, 2008

francisfest11.jpgFrancis Fest/Oktoberfest are all about feasting, family and friends, a joyful Manitowoc Community Festival. It begins on September 26 and ends on October 4th, 2008 in Manitowoc, WI.

Sponsored by St. Francis of Assisi Parish, Roncalli High School, Silver Lake College, Holy Family Memorial, Felician img_4609_1685.jpgVillage, Rahr-West Museum, MCCA, Capitol Civic Centre and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, this is an event impossible to miss. Keep updated with all the activities here on the Franciscanized World.

img_4605_1681.jpgExhibits, tours, fish fry, blessing of animals, picnics, dancing, music, ancient Transitus service, outdoor Masses, medieval games and art, walking, an icon class, presentations on Franciscan spirituality, harp playing and jousting are all part of the beauty and bounty of these days.

img_4608_1684.jpgToday, Friday, September 26, the Franciscan Sisters offered hospitality to over one hundred sixty guests at Holy Family Convent. Horse drawn wagon rides delivered tour groups to the 1870’s historic structure on the shores of Silver Lake from late afternoon until dusk.

While convent tours were conducted, Silver Lake College simultaneously served a Francis Fest Fish Fry.  An art exhibit also was provided to educate the public further on this medieval saint. This year’s theme was Greccio.