Br Tom and Br Ambrose are moving to Los Angeles. Br Richard Jonathan is coming to live at Little Portion with a couple of novices. Br. Eric Michael who was a novice at Little Portion Friary will return in August as Brother in Charge (BIC) until a new guardian is elected next May. Br Leo is feeling better. Br Dunstan will be going to Trinidad in November.
And it is with deep sadness that I tell you that the friars beloved Mickey died on May 26. His lung condition was beyond any further treatment and he was suffering something awful. He was truly, like all our beloved pets, a member of the family.
"Some other friends of mine have been discussing the idea of retiring the use of the term "pets." As Franciscans perhaps it is time to think of using a term like companion animals, since "pet" denotes ownership. My understanding is that we have guardianship, but not ownership, in relation to our companion animals." - Dan Johsnon
Please keep the brothers in your prayers as always. If some of the names are unfamiliar their photographs may be found HERE.
The May Tau Fellowship Meeting was at Holy Apostles and The Mediator 51st and Spruce Sts at 9:30 AM.
We had a terrific meeting at Sonya Riggns-Furlow's home parish. The discussion was lively and the parish beautiful. Dan Johnson gave us two examples of his new love (and work) of storytelling. Dan's storytelling website may be found HERE. Thank-you Dan.
Professed were Brother James, Brother Maximilian Kolbe, Brother Ambrose Cristobal, and Brother Simon. May God bless them. Read more and see photographs on Br Clark's blog HERE.
O Lord Jesus Christ, you became poor for our sake, that we might be made rich through your poverty: Guide and sanctify, we pray, those whom you call to follow you under the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, that by their prayer and service they may enrich your Church, and by their life and worship may glorify your Name; for you reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Creator God, we pray for the ongoing ecological devastation in the Gulf of Mexico. We pray not only for those participating in the cleaning effort and for those whose livelihoods are affected by this disaster, but also for ourselves. We confess our addictions to unhealthy, unsustainable lifestyles, and our failure to properly steward your creation and protect your creatures. Forgive us our trespasses, and remind us that the earth is yours and all that is in it, the world and all that live in it. Amen
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