After a quick business meeting, the St. Francis of Assisi Secular Franciscans gathered with the Franciscan Sisters and Friars for an Advent prayer service which focused on the role of St. Joseph. An excerpt from the writings of Richard Rohr reflected on the fact that St. Joseph had faith before the angel spoke to him explaining Mary’s miraculous conception. He had faith! Do we have that kind of faith?
A delicious meal followed the Advent prayer service.
The Seculars presented a donation to Sister Mary Ann for use in St. Francis of Assisi School, the alma mater of many of these seculars.
Soon it was time for a fun game of “Dirty Santa”. Game rules were given.
And so the fun began!