"Come and See" weekend and Prep for Saint Francis Day
Tim Tubbs, a 25 year old from Lafayette, IN (pictured on the left), and Jake Schwendinger, a 23 year old from Little Falls, MN (pictured on the right), joined us at Saint Anthony Friary for a Come and See weekend. Tim is a cook at Applebee's and Jake is a senior at Franciscan University in Steubenville, OH. Jake also spent a few months in Jamaica last academic year in Jamaica. As it turned out, the group he was with ended up living next door to our brothers in Savanna-la-mar. This weekend was the first of five Come and See weekends scheduled for this year.
The weekend program proved to be a full and productive experience for Jake and Tim. Accompanied through much of the time by our present Postulants, the two men got a little taste of Franciscan Life and what they might expect if they decide to seek application to our province. Their discernment will continue under the direction of the Holy Spirit--with the Vocation Director assisting and trying to stay our of the Spirit's way. :-)
We are also revving up for the Feast of Saint Francis on Thursday of this week. Wednesday evening we will celebrate the Transitus of Saint Francis (his passing through death to life) here at our friary. Then on Thursday we will have a gathering at our headquarters downtown. I hope to have pictures of these events as they take place.
If you are in the Cincinnati area and would like to join us for the Transitus, please call 513-541-2146 to let us know. You are more than welcome.