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Regional Consecration To Mary

posted Jun 24, 2016, 12:55 PM by HTR OFS   [ updated Jun 25, 2016, 12:34 AM ]

[All of the files needed can be gotten by following this link.]



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Dear Ministers,

 

As we discussed and voted on during our last Chapter it is the goal to do a Region-wide Consecration to Jesus through Mary on the Holy Feast of Our Lady of the Angels, August 2nd.  I have been working hard to gather all you will need to assist your fraternities in making this consecration.  First I am going to send you 5 recorded talks to use during the consecration. You will need to click the hyperlinks below each talk on the schedule below.  Please download them before the expiration date.  I will also have the talks as well as the handouts uploaded to the website.  The talks were recorded by Father Adam Streitenberger, OFS especially for this purpose.  They are very well done and especially address our Franciscan Charism and Francis’s love for Our Lady.  You may distribute them to your fraternities via email or plan to listen to them as a group as you make this journey.  The first talk should be done 1 week prior to beginning your consecration preparation. 

 

There are three books Father recommends: 

Daily Meditation using either

Preparation for Total Consecration by Montfort  http://www.amazon.com/Preparation-Total-Consecration-According-Montfort/dp/0910984077/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1465069458&sr=1-1&keywords=9780910984072

or

33 Days to Morning Glory  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_5?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=33+days+to+morning+glory&sprefix=33+da%2Cstripbooks%2C191

I have personally used both.  I like the Montfort one for the piety but the meditations in the Morning Glory books are very enjoyable.  There is even a section on Maximillian Kolbe J Last year during my renewal I used Montfort in the morning and Gaitley at night.  It was a nice combination.

 

It is highly recommended that you read True Devotion to Mary by Montfort http://www.amazon.com/Devotion-Blessed-Virgin-Louis-Monfort/dp/0910984506/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1465069847&sr=1-3&keywords=true+devotion+to+mary+by+st.+louis+de+montfort at some point.

 

Father will discuss the book in the recordings.  Again whether you read the book now or save it for later, Father’s recordings are HIGHLY recommended.  He explains why this devotion would be important to us as Franciscans.  

 

Secondly I am attaching a handout called Mary in Scriptures you should give to each member making the consecration.  Thirdly I am attaching a copy of what to do as your Consecration gets closer.  Last a copy of the Total Consecration Schedule.

 

Below you will find an outline of the consecration process with dates and links to download each talk (remember to download them before the expiration date or go to the HTR web site at http://www.holytrinityregionofs.org/ they should be uploaded before the end of the week) .

 

Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

 

Recording 1  :  Should be done the week before July 1st

Introduction 

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Available until Jun 23, 2016

 

·         John 19:25-29

·         Introduction to Consecration to Jesus through Mary

·         Gift of self to Mary and Renewing Baptismal Promises

·         Total Consecration and Franciscan Spirituality

·         How to Make the Consecration

·         Using the Books

 

July 1st (Feast of Br. Juniper Serra)– August 2nd     (Feast of Our Lady of the Angels)

The 33 Days of Preparation

·         Daily Prayer and Meditation using

·         Preparation according to de Montfort or

·         33 Days to Morning Glory by Gaitley

 

Recording 2:   Between the 1st of July and the 8th

Mary, Our Mother

 

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Available until Jun 24, 2016

 

 

·         Revelation 12:1-7

·         Montfort and Mary

·         Chapter 1 of True Devotion

·         Our Lady and Franciscan Spirituality

 

Recording 3:  Between July 8th and July 15th

Mary, Our Model

 

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Available until Jun 25, 2016

 

·         Luke 1:25-56

·         Chapter 2 and 7 (exterior) of True Devotion

·         St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Anthony, St. Bonaventure, Bl. John Duns Scotus

 

Recording 4:  Between July 15th and July 22nd

Mary, Our Lady and We, Her slaves

 

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Available until Jun 30, 2016

 

·         John 2:1-11

·         Chapter 3 and 4 of True Devotion

·         Franciscan Spirituality and Our Lady

 

Recording 5:  Between July 22nd and July 29th

Mary, Our Mediatrix

 

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Available until Jun 30, 2016

 

·         Genesis 2:14-20, 1 Kings1: 1-20, Luke 2:22-40, Acts 1:11-14

·         Chapter 6 and 7 of True Devotion

·         What to do before and on Consecration day

 

August 2nd, The Feast of Our Lady of the Angel

·         The Renewal of Our Baptismal Promises and Act of Consecration after Daily Mass either as an individual or a fraternity

 

If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to email me.  If I have not included anyone on this list or you need paper copies of the handouts and a cd version of the talks please let me know. I would love for each Fraternity to send me pictures of their Consecration day to post on our website!  You can email me at holinessisforeveryone@gmail.com or call me at 740.814.6053.  I receive text too J  I will send reminder emails as we get closer. 

 

 

Peace and All Good,

 

Maggie Wright, OFS

Holy Trinity Regional Treasurer

 

OFS Presence in Haiti

posted Mar 22, 2016, 5:59 PM by HTR OFS

Here is a write up of an interview done with Gary Boice, OFS, about his mission to bring modern educational opportunities to the children of Haiti. 

Full Council Meeting

posted Mar 22, 2016, 5:54 PM by HTR OFS

A meeting of the full council of the region will take place at Mt. St. Francis Retreat Center in Southern Indiana will take place on April 2 from 9-4pm. 
An agenda for the meeting is attached. 

Advent Day of Reflection

posted Nov 4, 2015, 7:09 AM by HTR OFS   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 7:11 AM ]

Holy Trinity North Region Day of Recollection Advent Retreat

All are invited to attend a Day of Recollection Advent Retreat hosted by Saint Catherine of Bologna and Padre Pio of Pietrelcina Fraternities.
Please let Elizabeth Bowen OFS know if you plan to attend.   Call 614-323-3395 or email elizabethabowen@aol.com. 
For planning purposes please RSVP by November 30th.  What a wonderful way to begin the Advent Season!
Location: Saint Francis of Assisi Parish 386 Buttles Ave, Columbus OH 43215
Date:  Saturday, December 5, 2015
Presenter:   Fr. John Bamman OFS, Conv
Cost:  Goodwill offering
SCHEDULE:
8:15 – Coffee/Muffins/donuts (Provided)
8:45 – 10:15 Talk 1
10:15 – Prayer and Reflection
10:40 – Rosary
11:00 – Mass
NOON – Lunch (Potluck, bring anything to share.  Dessert will be provided)
1:00 – Talk 2
2:15 – Discussion/Questions/Answers
2:30 – Vespers
2:45 - Dismissal

Alice Bosco, RIP

posted Nov 4, 2015, 7:02 AM by HTR OFS   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 7:11 AM ]

ALICE BOSCO, 97,  died on Saturday, 31 October 2015. Alice was from the New Albany, IN area and was a secular Franciscan for many years. As she is a part of our wonderful family, please pray for the repose of Alice's soul and all the souls of the faithful departed. 

 

NAFRA Election Results

posted Nov 4, 2015, 6:57 AM by HTR OFS   [ updated Nov 4, 2015, 6:58 AM ]

The Executive Council of the National Fraternity of the Order was elected in October, 2015. To see the member of the newly elected council have a look at the NAFRA Executive Council page.

News From The Recent NAFRA Meeting

posted Oct 26, 2015, 4:13 PM by HTR OFS   [ updated Oct 26, 2015, 4:17 PM ]

There was a recent NAFRA meeting and here are the notes, documents, and photos from the meeting, as taken from the NAFRA website.  

National Visitation and Fall Chapter Of the Holy Trinity Region

posted Sep 19, 2015, 10:36 AM by HTR OFS

National Visitation and

Fall Chapter 

Of the 

Holy Trinity Region 

Saint Francis de Sales Church 

66 Granville Street 

Newark, Ohio 43055 

November 14th 2015 

We will begin with Morning Prayer at 9 am and end

at 4pm Mass at 5pm (Optional) Dinner at 6:30 pm 

(Optional) Final schedule be sent by October 20th


Catered Lunch $5 per person 

Lodging is available at Hampton Inn Newark/Heath. 

Catered Dinner $5 per person 

Please see RSVP form for details. 

All Ministers should attend this Important event. 

(No Delegates Please!) 

RSVP Due Oct 15, 2015

Registration form is attached.

Quinquennial 2016 Announced

posted Sep 1, 2015, 5:42 AM by HTR OFS

Dear Brothers and Sisters, peace to your hearts!  The work on the "Q" is well underway and lots of exciting plans are in the making.  Our XIX Quinquennial will be held June 30 - July 4, 2016 at the Renaisannce Airport Hotel in St. Louis., MO.  Please mark these dates on your calendar for what is sure to be an exciting time for the family of Secular Franciscans. Come get reacquainted with old friends and go home knowing several new ones!  Many interesting and informative conferences are being planned.
More information as well as the registration form will be available in the next few weeks.  Stay tuned!

Please share this e-mail with all the folks in your Region so they can 'save the dates', too.
Blessings,
kate kleinert, ofs
Make me a channel of your peace.
                   St. Francis of Assisi 

JPIC: 12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace

posted Aug 31, 2015, 8:06 AM by HTR OFS

From the NAFRA JPIC Committee:

Right after the Season of Caring for Creation, comes the 12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace! My goodness, there is no shortage of prayers for us! With all of the recent gun violence, we certainly need to pray; and Franciscans are powerful pray-ers! 

I have also attached the updated 12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace (the dates have been updated). 

Again, any comments or questions, send to ctownes26@hotmail.com

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