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Young Adult Gatherings

We gather Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:30.  The talk and sharing begins at 7:30.  The topic Melissa has prepared for us is “How to Live and Promote Franciscan values in a chaotic world”.  Come with your heart ready and your spirit filled with eager expectation.  It’s been a long time since we’ve been together.  It’s […]

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Preview Sheet 2016-2017

Our preview sheet for 2016-2017 is available at this link:  preview-sheet-2016-2017 Our 2016-2017 programs occur in our 20th Anniversary year.  So you will see some old friends and some new ones as you review this preview sheet.  You can begin to register for these programs on May 1, 2016.  There are three registration options (US mail, […]

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Seeing the crèche with our heart wide open…

Christmas is central to Franciscan Spirituality in so many ways but none more than the crèche.  At our motherhouse we have a large crèche that actually occupies its own room during the Christmas season.  It was made by Fr. Farrell who was our chaplain when I first entered our community in 1964.  I was sitting […]

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2015-2016 Program Listing

Click on this link to see all the programs that are offered at the Franciscan Spiritual Center from September 2015 to August 2016. Preview Sheet 2015-2016

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Important Websites for us

The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia – Our Congregation’s Website Our Franciscan Spiritual Center – West Coast – Our Congregation’s Spiritual Center on the West Coast      

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Presenter Change for Charism Day

Unfortunately David Haas is unable to join us for Charism Day but Carmel Boyle has agreed to join us for the day.  For many years Carmel Boyle’s music has given words to our prayer and helped us hear God speak to us. Her music and message have resounded in the hearts of countless pilgrims. Come, […]

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Youth have discovered Clare House

At the end of August, five young men (Angel Vazquez, Eufemio Dimas Robaina, Aaron Richardson, Camilo Garcia Anachez, Alexis, Alvarez Pardon) entered the OFM order.  They had come from the United States, Cuba, and Columbia.  Fr. Ron Pecci OFM wanted to orient them to religious life in a secluded environment provided at Clare House.  He […]

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Teenagers and Young Adults Submit Questions to UN on Climate Change

Teenagers and Young Adults from around the world are asking what our leaders are going to do about climate change .  They’re invited to submit videos for a chance to have them presented at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York City.  The deadline for submission is September 8th.  Go to the Young Adult Page […]

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Chapter 2014 – Sisters of St. Francis

We, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia,  just completed our  General Chapter 2014 and set congregational directions for the next six years and elected a new leadership team to help move those directions into action. Prior to the election of the new leadership team, the chapter delegates worked to create a direction statement using […]

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National Shrine of St. Katherine Drexel Novena

We are approaching the Feast Day of a local Saint – St. Katharine Drexel (March 3)! I would like to ask you to please make known to your friends and family the Novena prayers of Saint Katharine Drexel .   The Novena begins Saturday, February 22 and goes through March 2. It is a special nine-day period […]

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