View from the choir

I am a Catholic layperson and Secular Franciscan with a sense of humor. After years in the back pew watching, I have moved into the choir. It's nice to see faces instead of the backs of heads. But I still maintain God has a sense of humor - and that we are created in God's image.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Happy Anniversary Franciscans!

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the recognition of the Franciscan Order by Pope Innocent III.

St. Francis presented his first rule to the Pope in 1209.

CNS reports that some 1,800 Franciscan friars from the various Franciscan branches from all over the world are expected to to gather in Assisi to mark that anniversary April 15-18.

They will have a special audience with Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo.

Congratulations to all my fellow Franciscans!

3 Comments:

Blogger David Marciniak said...

Congratulations, Lee, and all the Franciscans out there who continue to inspire us all.

11:25 PM  
Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Happy anniversary right back at you!

1:04 PM  
OpenID stfrancisgirl said...

Yes! I know two friars who are delegates from their provinces. Too bad they are only predicting 2,000 attending when the first 'Chapter of Mats' reported 5,000. I read that in a recent Zenit article.

10:49 AM  

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