Friday, August 23, 2013

Franciscorp Visits the Monastery

The Franciscorp and their leaders, Father Rick OFM Coventual and Sister Caryn OSF visited us at the Monastery.
This group of College Graduates have volunteered to
give to the Church one year of their life  by serving the poor in Costa Rico and in Syracuse.
They told us their story and shared the Eucharist with us. We finished off the day with  pizza and soda.  A very wonderful group of young people and a promise of hope to the future Church

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Monday, August 12, 2013

The Celebrants at our Feast of Saint Clare-Sunday Night

Frair Rick Martignetti OFM presided over the two days in honor of Saint Clare. He gave a beautiful homily on August 10th on Clare's idea of looking into the mirror and seeing Jesus Crucified and than instead of putting on rings and fancy clothes to put on the virtues that Jesus endorses, humility, compassion and love.

For the Mass Sunday, Friar Rick, spoke about being present to what really matters so that we have a transformation and come to know Jesus more closely. Present also in the picture left to right is, Friar Rick, Fr. Brennan Joseph OFM Conventual Staten Island and Guardian, Fr. Ray Lennon, SVD and former Provincial of the SVD's, Fr. Vincent Burke SVD, former missionary of Ghana, Fr. John Chang, pastor of St. Raphael's in Trenton, NJ
Brother and Friar Joe Frietag, Brother Pat Hogan, rector at the Divine Word Missionaries, Fr. Peter Celbuka and Brother Parker,
Fr. Flor is also pictured above
 and a new Seminarian for the Divine Word Missionaries.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

The Transitus of Saint Clare August 10, 2013p Friar Rick Martignetti OFM gave the homily this day

Friar Rick Martignetti OFM, Friar on left gave the homily at the Transitus and Friar Tom Barton, a Brooklyn Friar, shared his spiritual insights.
The Transitus was attended by The Secular Franciscan and our friends and added to the festive celebration.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Feast of Saint Clare- August 11th

May Saint Clare intercede for you and all your loved ones, living and deceased.
We are holding all our Friends, Relatives in our life of prayer especially at this time of her feast.
Tonight August 10th is our Transitus remembering our Foundseress Clare in her death .
Her last words on her death bed were"
Go in peace, because you will have a good escort. The One Who created you has already provided that you will be made holy. The One Who created you has infused the Holy Spirit in you and then guarded you as a mother does her littlest child”

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Feast of Saint Clare of Assis is coming up soon August 11-

Powerful Prayer
Saint Clare of Assisi

O glorious Saint Clare! God has given you the power of
working miracles continually, and the favor of answering

prayers of those who invoke your assistance in
misfortune, anxiety and distress; we beseech you,
obtain for us from Jesus, through Mary, His Blessed
Mother, what we beg of you so fervently and hopefully,
if it be for the greater honor of God and for the good
of our souls. Amen.




Monday, August 5, 2013

Friar Francis Walter OFM Visits Poor Clares in Chesterfield, NJ

Friar Francis Walter OFM, a good friend of ours, came to visit us from Rome, Italy where he is stationed as Definitor General to the Minister General of all the Friars in the Order of Friar Minor, Friar Michael Perry.
Friar Francis is a world traveler which is part of his job to visit the Friars in  all parts of the world.
Friar Francis likes the new Pope and when asked if he is honored to have the same name as the Holy Father he tells us he had the name first before the Holy Father; after all he was baptized Francis.
It was good to visit with him and to catch up on the news in Rome.
Safe trip back to Italy

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