Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Some 50 Quinquennial Congress attendees participated!
See the testimonials at YouTube.com/secularfranciscans.
Monday, July 4, 2016
She asked the “Q” attendees – now up to 620 – what Christ’s greatest comandment was.
“Love God and love your neighbor as yourself,” the audience echoed in several variations.
It can comfort the afflicted. But it can also afflict the comfortable – those who need to be nudged out of their comfort zone in order to better respond to the call of the Gospel.
That’s how Franciscan Father Dan Horan introduced his final and third keynote presentation Sunday, July 3, at the Quinquennial Congress.
He noted that his topic of Racism and Xenophobia may surely make some uncomfortable.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
“Yeah!” the Quinquennial Congress audience murmured in reply.
Brother Keith raised his voice and repeated that statement. “Yeah!” the crowd exclaimed. Then the friar shouted: “ ‘Laudato Si’ is the most Franciscan papal encyclical EVER!” “YEAH!” the audience shouted back.
Thus began Brother Keith’s featured presentation on an encyclical riddled with Franciscan gems.
Francis dreamed of being a warrior knight, but was slapped with the reality of becoming a prisoner of war. His life changed, and eventually he started on a path of discovering and living the Gospel, and becoming a peacemaker.
Saturday, July 2, 2016
|A stunned Sr. Connie|
Q Co-Chair Kate Kleinart put it this way:
“We’re leaving St. Louis a little better than we found it.”
Attendees prepared bags of goodies and personal care items to give to the homeless and struggling families. The products were donated by Secular Franciscans across the country as well as by a few companies.
In other words, it’s about building relationships, noted Capuchin Friar Lester Bach, a featured presenter on Day 2 of the Quinquennial Congress.
Friday, July 1, 2016
A sound of awe murmured through the audience at the Quinquennial Congress Thursday evening (June 30).
“That’s the same thing I said,” he responded to the crowd. Of course, he told the editor, “yes!”