Saturday, May 14, 2011

Where do we go from here?

This is being posted during the round table discussion at the end of the second day of the workshop. We have shared many ideas about how to proceed. We have so much to learn ourselves! In a way, that will make it easier because we cannot present ourselves as "experts" in this new material. We have to learn with our brothers and sisters as we present this back home.

What's been running through my mind today is how appropriate the title quote is for our new manual. We have to set aside the "baggage" of all we have already done - how we were formed, what we did right or wrong in our own fraternities and our own regions - and just start anew. Whether we like the idea of "for up to now we have done nothing" or not, we need to make this fresh start. 

Let's keep each other excited about this!

Peace and blessings,



Welcome to the blog for discussion of the new formation materials for the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States! This is our opportunity to continue dialog that we started at the National Formation Workshop at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, IL, on May 12-15, 2011.