Written Meditation March 2017

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Are YOU tired of the fast pace, of the greed, of the power, of the loose morals in our world?

Would YOU like to make a change to simplify your life, to live a life of compassion, to grow in prayer by developing a deeper relationship with God, to be enthusiastic about helping, to form a Global community?

Then make this YOUR lifestyle by joining the Secular Franciscans as a layman or laywoman, you choose to be a follower of St. Francis of Assisi.

Francis in his day turned the world around from an oppressive, violent, greedy, power-filled world into a more alive, loving and gentle one. He did this by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You can do this, too, because God needs you!

The Secular Franciscan Order (Third Order of St. Francis) can offer you the means to live the Franciscan Way of Life in your own home and family surroundings.

Its Rule of Life has helped so many in the living of their Christian lives.

Our membership includes housewives, tradesmen, professionals, students, secular clergy and retired senior citizens.

If you wish to learn more about this 800 year old order which has a message that is always up-to-date, please come to a regular meeting to see for yourself how we operate and to get answers to any questions you may have.

Portiuncula Fraternity meets every third Sunday at 2 PM Mass, followed by a meeting in room 6 of the faith formation center :

Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church

6600 Pennsylvania Ave. (9th St.)

Bradenton/Sarasota, Florida