It this edition Br Alfred reports on the opening of the new convent for the Sisters in Korea and the Holy Week Mission in Christchurch. Br Donald writes on our Franciscan Health Care Ministry. The page one article features a new women’s community in Sri Lanka who are exploring a Franciscan Partnership with SSFFranciscan Angles August
CHRIST HAS RISEN. Happy Easter
The services for the three days were well attended at St Philips, The Brothers Parish in Brisbane
Brothers Alfred, Bruce Paul and Christopher John led a Holy week mission at St Michaels Parish in Christchurch, New Zealand
Happy Easter again and remember Easter is not just one day
Frangles August 2013 (dragged)Frangles August 2013 (dragged) 1
Latest newsletter. Br Simone visits a fresh expression of the religious life in Italy. New ministry in Slovakia and the life of a school chaplain
One of our ongoing ministries is with people who are sick or in ill health. The Brisbane Friary has accommodation for families who need to travel to Brisbane to visit relatives or friends who are undergoing treatment in one of our neighbouring hospitals. Br James is a Doctor at one of these hospitals and previously worked in Darwin. Br Nathan is a nurse and has worked in remote aboriginal communities. He presently at a remote school in country Queensland. Brothers Daniel & Simone provide Chaplaincy and Pastoral care in two and sometimes three hospital near the Friary. Our church provides on going support to a number of people who have mental illnesses.
A good number of people gathered at St Philips Church for the Profession of Br Simone on the Feast of St Bonaventura. Br Brain preached the sermon. Br James co ordinated the music. It was a very joyful occasion celebrated after the service in the Friary. There was much Italian wine and a beautiful profession cake made by Pam, one of our parishioners. A number of people who shared in Simone’s ministry at our local hospital and St John’s Home were present along with parishioners and those who supported Simone during his noviciate.