All-Province Assembly Completed and I'm back on Line
In my last post, I was describing the afternoon of remembrance that we conducted on Tuesday. With the help of some PowerPoints and five "stations" throughout the room and with the list of all our deceased friars sounding softly in the background, we remained in silent prayer for a couple of hours before celebrating the Eucharist.
Our week of prayer and fraternity had three speakers. Monday evening--before I lost an open port to the blog--I uploaded a picture of Fr. Jack Clark Robinson, O.F.M. The other speakers were Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., the President of Saint Bonaventure University (right), and Dr. Avis Clendenen, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at Saint Xavier University in Chicago (left). Sr. Margaret addressed the recent trends and developments in Franciscanism as we move into the Post-Modern age and challenged us to live our Franciscan life with a vision to the future while Dr. Clendenen challenged us not to squelch the Spirit in our lives telling us that we do not have the right to extinguish the Spirit in others or in ourselves.
Below are some other pictures of the week.
Sunday evening I fly to England to teach at the Franciscan International Study Centre for a month. You may remember that I began this blog last year when I went to Canterbury to teach (http://vocationvibes.franciscan.org/2006/05/index.html). I will continue when I arrive and get settled once again.