Order of Saint Francis

A Contemporary Expression of Franciscan Tradition within the Anglican Communion


Tue. 5/9 All day Catherine of Bolongia, Poor Clare, Artist, 1493
Mon. 5/15 All day Pachmius, Founder of Christian Community of Monasticism, 346
Tue. 5/16 All day Margaret of Cortona, Penitent, Tertiary, 1297
Wed. 5/17 All day Paschal Baylon, Friar, 1592
Thu. 5/18 All day Felix Porri of Cantalice, Friar, 1587
Sat. 5/20 All day Bernardine of Siena, Friar, 1444
Wed. 5/24 All day Dedication of the Basilica of St Francis, 1230
Thu. 5/25 All day Ascension Day

Wed. 5/31 All day Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
Sun. 6/4 All day Day of Pentecost

Sun. 6/11 All day Trinity Sunday

Tue. 6/13 All day Antony of Padua, Friar, Teacher of the Faith, 1231
Sun. 6/18 All day Second Sunday After Pentecost (Proper 6)

Sat. 6/24 All day Birthday of John the Baptist
Fri. 6/30 All day Ramon Llull, Tertiary, Mystic, 1315
Sat. 7/1 All day Junipero Serra, Friar, 1784 Migel Jose Serra was born in 1713 off the cost of Spain. At the age of 16 he left his farming village to become a friar taking the name Junipero. He travelled to Mexico and then California founding many missions in the present day United States. ... more
Mon. 7/10 All day Veronica Giuliani, Poor Clare, 1727 At the death bed of Veronica's mother she was entrusted, along with her other 4 sisters, with one of the stigmata wounds and she maintained her devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. At the age of 17 she joined the Capuchin Poor Clares eventually se... more
Tue. 7/11 All day Benedict of Nursia, c.550 FAther of Western Monasticism. Born in Nursia and studied in Rome. Found the corruption detestible and withdrew to be a hermit at Subiaco. He attracted others and formed a series of small monasteries. He is famous for the Rule of life given to Mo... more
Sat. 7/15 All day Bonaventure, Friar, 1274

Called to be minister general in 1257.  Some call him during htis crucial period "the second founder of the order".  His writings are many.

From - "A Sense of the Divine - A Franciscan Reader for the Christian Year"

Fri. 7/21 All day Lawrence Russo of Brindisi, Friar, 1619
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