Creation is one of the pillars of our Franciscan Spirituality and this year’s theme is fitting for a celebration of our amazing universe.
When: Saturday September 16th, 2017, 8:30am – 3:30pm.
Where: Mayslake Village at 1801 35th Street Oakbrook, Illinois, 60523.
Lunch Cost: $15 (no charge if you bring your own)
All are welcome! A formal agenda will be distributed closer to the event… please RSVP no later than FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8th to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 630.247.4057. Be sure to include name and fraternity when responding.
It was time for Visitation once more! One of the challenges at Wellspring is to remind all that we do not keep a Treasury log. Because we are so small, we really do not have a bank account, nor do we have ongoing expenses. Whenever there is an expense (the website annual fee or the per capita) we simply collect it from the members and issue a personal check. So as far as any other challenges, that is pretty much it. We always hope that our unique charisma is acknowledged and respected and it has been quite a few year now since we have been encouraged by our wonderful REC to continue the work that we are doing.
This was my first election as Presider on behalf of the Regional Executive Council. It also happened to be Brother Joe’s birthday. Brother Joe and I are birthday twins (almost!). So I got some cake too!
AAAHHHHH, again I let the blog sleep for too long. So, at the last Regional Election, I ran for member at large of the REC. I got elected Secretary. Those things happen too. I am very happy and excited to serve in this capacity. We have a lot to learn and we all have a great desire to serve. One of the things I have enjoyed the most has been visiting the different fraternities and getting to see the varied personalities of each one. I will update, I hope, more frequently and post some of the ones I have already visited.
What a gift!
Happy birthday, Brother Joe!
To all of us, a reminder that our brothers and sisters of creation need our stewardship, now more than ever. May we be faithful to the example of Francis, to the gospel.