On May 9 and 10, 2019, the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity (JCFU) will be hosting a conference for the sisters and brothers of all our participating orders. This is an annual event that takes place in different locations across the United States. This year the Conference will take place at the Pallottine Renewal Center, 15270 Old Halls Ferry Rd. Florissant, MO 63034.
The JCFU invites five members of each participating order preferably those working in leadership to attend the overnight conference. The cost for attendance is carried by the Joint Committee.
“The purpose of our conferences is to deepen relationships and dialogue around timely issues. Our conferences have played an essential role in expanding awareness of the potential for life changing work across our orders for social and economic justice peacemaking and interfaith bridge building. At the conference, we give people the opportunity to look at who they say they are and who they profess to be, and to continue with their conversion process. We all need to continue to grow. Francis and Clare continued growing throughout their lives. It led them into loving relationships with an ever-widening group of God's beloved people; we need to do likewise. “(Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity Video)
More information on the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity can be found on the OFS-USA-EIC website: www.ofsusaecumenicalinterfaith.org.
With the Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity, I invite you and the Sisters and Brothers of the St. Clare Region to join with us as we celebrate each other in our Franciscan charism.
Mike Carsten OFS