Be happy in the Lord

Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace!   Just recently I had a week-end for men interested in the Order.   It was held in the Friary in Killarney and thank God it went well.    This is always an opportunity for men to meet young Franciscans, and postulants who recently went through the same discernment process as themselves.   If you are interested in being part of such a week-end get in touch and we can meet up for a chat.    Hopefully we will be able to live up to the expectations of our founder ‘St. Francis of Assisi’.   In the Rule of 1221, Chapter VII this is what he writes on hospitality:

“Anyone who comes to the brothers, friend or enemy, thief or robber, is to be received with kindness.   And wherever the brothers are and anywhere they meet other brothers, they are to greet one another wholeheartedly and lovingly, and honor one another without grumbling (cf. 1P 4: 9).   And they are to be careful not to look outwardly sad, like gloomy hypocrites, but they are to show themselves happy in the Lord (cf. Ph 4:4) and cheerful and truly gracious.”

Wishing you many blessings.   My e.mail address is:      brpatofm@hotmail.com

Pat

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