We Capuchin Friars, like all of you reading this, are finding ourselves isolated during this coronavirus pandemic. It is not a time to lose hope, but, being on this Lenten journey together, it is a time of prayer and fasting in more ways then we anticipated back on Ash Wednesday. We friars are praying for you and very much are in need of your prayers as well. Saying a private Mass we feel like a shepherd without sheep. We are more familiar with the scripture quote of being like a sheep without a shepherd. We are here and you are there and we are still joining together in prayer. May this Lent remind us in a very real way of our desert experience and find ways to make it help us grow. May God bless us all.
Fr. Remo (Provincial) and Fr. Robert (Vicar Provincial) recently attended the Provincial Chapter of Mary Matha Province in India. Our Province of the Sacred Stigmata and that of Mary Matha have a collaboration in the sharing of friars. Here, our friars are joined with the new provincial council. Also, Fr. Remo and Fr. Robert join with Fr. Karunakar Kasu, the new Provincial Minister.
The Friars of the Province gathered at St. Lawrence Friary in Beacon recently to begin preparations for the Provincial Chapter in October. Addressing the group is our faciliator, Brother John Corriveau (former Minister General) and Brother Remo (Provincial). It was a day of business and fraternity, gathering for both Mass and dinner.
Sister Death visited our Province this morning, October 23rd, with the passing of Fr. Sylvester Catallo at our Infirmary in Beacon.
Monday, October 28th
St. Lawrence Friary Chapel
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (7:30 pm - Vigil Service)
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL
Tuesday, October 29th
St. Lawrence Chapel