Feast of Our Lady of the Angels of the Portiuncula


You and Your Family and Friends are cordially invited to this Franciscan Gathering hosted by the Mother Cabrini Region of Secular Franciscans on Saturday, August 4, 2018. It will be held at:

Mayslake Village

1801 35th Street

Oak Brook, Illinois



Robert M. Hutmacher, OFM has been a Franciscan friar since 1968 and was ordained a priest in 1979. Music has been his life since he was 4 and flowed through his education. He holds degrees in sociology, an M.Div. in theology and liturgy from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, and the MA in music and liturgical studies from the University of Notre Dame. Music studies were also done at the University of Memphis, Quincy University, Northland College along with the private study of harp and piano.

He has recorded 13 collections, the most recent being The Nature Suite, recorded in Italy in 2015 and released numerous compositions through five U.S. and Italian publishers. He was the founder and artistic director of Chiesa Nuova for 17 years, a Franciscan ministry devoted to the performing arts; Chiesa Nuova presented over 530 artists since 1996 all over the U.S. and Europe. He has concertized throughout the U.S., Canada, Italy, Germany, and Singapore. Friar Bob has been associated with St. Peter’s in the Loop since 1993 and was Director of Worship there until 2012. A resident at St. Peter’s he presently serves as an assistant at Ascension Parish, Oak Park, and continues to compose, inspire and bring people to God through liturgy, preaching, the arts and a great sense of humor.


8:30 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Mass

9:45 a.m. Continental Breakfast

10:15 a.m. The Porziuncula – Its History

11:45 a.m. Break

12:00 p.m Lunch (see below)

1:15 p.m. Transformation in the Lives of Francis and Clare

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Evening Prayer


(You can bring your own lunch if you prefer)

PLEASE RSVP BY FRATERNITY TO Susan Gribbon, OFS, by July 28, 2018



It will help us a lot if fraternities could have one person call with the total for
your group. Many thanks for your understanding and assistance! RSVP to
Susan Gribbon, OFS by calling 847-358-3158 or emailing her at by July 28, 2018.


By Aventurita

Lover of coffee and chocolate. Secular Franciscan. Travel daydreamer. Cat Lady loved by an overprotective dog. Deanly Writer.

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