Travel and www.ofm.org
I haven't posted in a while because I have been traveling and in places where I could not conveniently use a computer. However, I am home preparing for a Come and See weekend and able to use my own office computer. So my appologies for temporarily abandoning the cause!
We have been receiving lengthy emails from Fr. Fred, our Provincial Minister who is participating in the Extraordinary General Chapter of the Order. His reports are inspiring and it sounds as though the meeting is going well. He referred us to www.ofm.org for more information, pictures, etc. Today I had a chance to go to that site and I was overwhelmed by the amount of material. I would encourage you to take a look for yourself. There are pictures, texts of reports and talks, itinerary, etc. The Franciscan Order is making good use of technology and the web to spread the good news of the Chapter.
I'll simply end this post by asking everyone to pray for the reform of the Order according to the Holy Spirit's guide. These years of preparation for the 800th Anniversary of the approval of our Way of Life are a time of grace, as our General Minister has mentioned in a number of his talks at the Chpater. May that grace bless us all.