Order of Saint Francis

A Contemporary Expression of Franciscan Tradition within the Anglican Communion


Thu. 5/31 All day Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth
Wed. 6/13 All day Antony of Padua, Friar, Teacher of the Faith, 1231
Sun. 6/24 All day Birthday of John the Baptist
Sat. 6/30 All day Ramon Llull, Tertiary, Mystic, 1315
Sun. 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
Tue. 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
Wed. 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
Sun. 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"

Sat. 7/21 All day Lawrence Russo of Brindisi, Friar, 1619
Fri. 7/27 All day Mary Magdalene of Martinengo, Poor Clare, 1737
Thu. 8/2 All day Portinuncula Indulgence
All day Mary of the Angels
All day Dedication of all Franciscan Churches

Alternate date Oct 30.

Sat. 8/4 All day Jean-Baptiste, Spiritual Guide, Tertiary, 1859
Sat. 8/4
Sat. 8/11
All day Devotion to Saint Clare

Mon. 8/6 All day Transfiguration of Our Lord
Wed. 8/8
Tue. 8/14
All day Devotion to Saint Clare

August 8th starts the feast of the rememberance of St Clare and ends on august 14th, the day she died.

Wed. 8/8 All day Dominic, Friar, Founder Order of Preachers, 1221
Sat. 8/11 All day Clare of Assisi, Founder of the Poor Clares, 1253
Tue. 8/14 All day Maximilian Kolbe, Friar, Martyr, 1941
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