Season of Lent

Order of Saint Francis

A Contemporary Expression of Franciscan Tradition within the Anglican Communion

2013 Convocation

The warmth of Brother Sun and the warmth of true Brotherhood both abounded at this year's annual Convocation of the Order of Saint Francis, which was held at the beautiful St. Andrew's House Retreat Center in Union, Washington. The Brothers participated in a rigorous daily schedule of communal worship, vocational and Chapter meetings, "workshops" and theological discussions, while making sure to leave some time for solitary reflection and for walking the trails around the gorgeous woods and ocean inlet that surround the retreat center. St. Andrew's has become a kind of "Mother House" for the Order, a place of spiritual rejuvenation where the Brothers come together in fellowship to refresh the bonds of Brotherhood, worship in community, discuss their ministries, take or renew vows, and enjoy together the restorative beauty of rural Western Washington.
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