7 Quick Takes Friday: Franciscan Sisters on Francis Month

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

October 10, 2014

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We wanted to do something totally ‘Francis’ with the need for peace being so urgent around the world.  A musical prayer with many voices seemed to linger in our hearts. Thus, to celebrate October’s Feast of St. Francis, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity collaborate with Sam Baker, Jamie Ousley, Kurt Kaiser, Oscar Chavez, St. Anne Catholic Community Choir, Houston, TX, Brother Al Mascia, OFM, as well as Milwaukee musicians Sue Bruk, Mark Kolter and Tanner-Monagle to offer a free Stream of Peace Concert. May the Lord bless us and make us all true instruments of peace. Click here to listen and pray.

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Our celebration of the Transitus of St. Francis was especially meaningful. The script was written through the lens of St. Clare recounting what happened when this humble troubadour died. You might like to read Sister Martin’s script and possibly dream of using it next year to celebrate with us. Click here to find everything you need to plan this dramatic prayer service where you are.

Franciscan Sisters Transitus Service

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There can never be too many images of St. Francis. We share Austin Artist Sue Kemp’s print S. Francesco di Assisi. You will want to click here and see some of her other watercolor creations. Sue Kemp_S. Francesco di Assisi

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It is time to share the happenings of our Sisters in Mississippi. Discover how kindergarteners celebrate with the angels, what happens at a parish festival, and what happens at a day of sharing with a diocesan bishop. Click here.

St. Francis School gives Francis Spirit Shirt

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Looking for a great October recipe for the extra large zucchini from your garden? Franciscan Sisters have used this recipe to celebrate with gratitude the blessings of this month. Sister Barbara Mathe and her Sisters at Roncalli Convent assure you it is very good! Click here.

zucchini apple pie

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We continue to be excited about our upcoming road trip to MS, LA, TX, OK, and NE. Of course there are a few other states on the way, but these are stops to meet with special people. Please pray with us October 16-24 later evening. Rest assured, we will tell you about the goodness that we will meet along the way. Read more about our presentation destinations and download our flier: Austin_Adoration_Flyer_8 5×11

Franciscan Sisers on the road

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Fall is a time of change, but also great reflection. It is often a time of making decisions about the second semester of school and life. We invite you to begin a vocation conversation with us today. Click here.

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Motherhouse Holy Family Convent

May the Lord bless you and keep you and let His smile shine upon you and give you peace!!

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