Blessings of peace and joy! May the God of love and mercy be in our hearts and on our lips; may the grace that transforms our hearts help us to trust in God’s working in us; and if you are suffering in any way, may His portion be doubled in you.
Our website was going to be published, but due to the overwhelming suffering of our brothers and sisters effected by Hurricane Harvey, we have to acknowledge their tremendous losses, fears and hopes, and brotherhood and sisterhood in helping one another. Our hearts go out to all that need our prayers and support right now.
In lookiing on-line, there are at least seven fraternities in the flood areas and they are in the St. Joan of Arc Region. Their Regional Minister can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Perhaps we can all lend a hand in some way and offer material and prayerful support.
Peace and All Good,
Lord, Hear Our Prayer!
For James, the young man waiting for a working heart…For Trish Naughton, for a full recovery and peace…For all the members of our new REC, with gratitude…For the peoples of Sierra Leone, Barcelona, & Texas suffering from Hurricane Harvey….For the repose of the soul of Heather Heyer killed in Charlottesville, VA…For the repose of the soul of Honesto Silva Ibarra who died after working in the blueberry fields in Washinton State on August 10th…For the passing of no tax funding for abortions in Oregon/getting it on the ballot…
For the stays of executions for all those on death row…For the repose of the soul of our Vice Minister, Debbie Wasche’s mother, Loretta McLaughlin…For stewardship and care for creation……For an end to human trafficking in all its forms…For the conversion of sinners…For all Secular Franciscan fraternities throughout the world…For our wonderful Holy Father, Pope Francis…For the work of non-violence to be embraced and lived…..For an increase in faith to sustain us and guide us to grow in love in selflessness to accompany those who suffer….For an increase in gratitude and joy…For the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit….. And so much more!!!! as well as HAPPY FEASTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
On The Calendar
Sept 17 1:30-4:30 Fraternity Gathering/Please bring detergent/toiletries for the Urban Rest Stop… Council Meeting prior from noon to 1:30/Stigmata of St Francis
Sept 22-24 Regional Retreat in Spokane, WA facilitated by Sr. Loretta
Sept 23 Finding of the Body of St. Clare
Oct 3 Transitus of St. Francis/to be determined
Oct 4 Happy Feast!
Oct 15 9:30-3:00ish Fraternity Day of Recollection at Suncrest Retreat House – the last time as our honorary Franciscan, Sr. Mary Pat, is moving early next year. We will have more on that later. Also, we will be accompanied by our Region’s own Sr. Loretta!
Nov 12 In 2016 The Sultan and The Saint was released in the U.S. Still waiting for general release.
Nov 17 Feast of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, patroness of third orders
Nov 19 1:30-4:30 Fraternity Gathering/Please bring detergent/toiletries for the Urban Rest Stop… Council Meeting prior from noon to 1:30
Nov 23 Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 29 Feast of All Franciscan Saints
On May 28th we had our Regional Visitation with Dan and Sarah Mulholland, OFS. We also celebrated the Rite of Admission for/with Lois McWhorter. Congratulations Lois! It was a blessed time and many thanks go out to Dan and Sarah for their always good will and company.
Every Fraternity family has its little traditions separate to themselves and one of ours is to put “Franciscan” lyrics to the tune of Eidelweiss and sing to the one we are celebrating who stands in the middle. Lois is in peach with her new Tau. From left to right are some of our members: Ralph Wasche OFS, Patricia Mihalic Doyle OFS, Blanche Richman OFS, Michele Brodoski OFS and Debbie Wasche OFS. Sorry to the rest on the other side! Lois’ song to the tune of Eidelweiss:
Bless our friend
Bless her life
Bless her Franciscan journey.
Give her peace
Give her joy
Give her radiance and meaning.
Thank you for sending our sister to us
Jesus Christ our brother
Bless our friend
Bless dear Lois
Bless our friendships forever.
Our beloved Glenn and Gloria Ray, OFS celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on August 18th. Both Glenn and Gloria have held offices in our fraternity, and have spent most of their retirement doing the work of love in the U.S. and Mexico. Today they are excused members from our fraternity staying close to home. They pray for us daily. Thank you so much; God’s blessings – especially of good health and CONGRATULATIONS! dear ones.
Three of our members, Debbie Wasche OFS, Vice Minister; Ralph Wasche OFS, Formation Director; and Patricia Mihalic Doyle OFS, SA Intern attended the AMM and 25th anniversary of Troubadours of Peace Region. A few thoughts by Patricia our SA Intern:
On the Friday evening and Saturday sessions at the AMM we all had Formation Class. Here, I will offer you some things I jotted down:
In Advent, God is waiting for us. We are loved and lovable.
God longed for all eternity to become man.
Franciscan Spirituality is deeply incarnational.
God is contemplating ME. (re: Relationship.)
All creation points to and reveals God.
All nature is sacred.
We are holy and sacred.
I look at God and God looks at me. (Gazing)
St. Clare’s greatest gift to us: Contemplation.
Minority was the only place for Francis and Clare.
Admission to the SFO is a SIGNIFICANT step.
Quiet Time is needed in Fraternity. (20 minutes was mentioned.)
Mentors can be assigned to those being formed.
Discernment: Latin—To separate by sifting Read Philip 1:9
Anything significant takes time, and requires holy listening, and others help us.
From FUN Manual re: Discernment, Pg. 11:
Franciscan Lifestyle: Love of the Eucharist, fraternal communion, simplicity, poverty, humility, minority, trust in God’s unconditional love, conversion/transformation; peacemaking.
Formation Material Use:
Questions to ask: Is it Franciscan? Does it follow the Gospel? Will it deepen our Franciscan Spirituality?
Saturday: 25th Anniversary of our Region. Vigil Mass with Celebrant:
Archbishop Emeritus of Portland, Most Rev. John Vlazny.
I was privileged to be the Eucharistic Minister, along with Deacon Terry, our new Regional Minister.
Congratulations to Sue Ballinger, OFS who completed her Masters of Science in Nursing Leadership and Management!
It is remarkable and a testament to her Franciscan charism that she travels nearly three hours one way to be with us at our gatherings. She has transferred to us from Mary Queen of the Angels, Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho and we are so glad to have her as our newest OFS sister.
In discernment of a new apostolate, our Councilor Hank Hohenstein OFS gave a wonderful yet disturbing presentation on Human Trafficking. He has followed up with a few items that were asked of him to share for anyone considering taking some action where the Holy Spirit might be leading them. Please note that it does not address our field workers and their conditions, but when you peruse further on this sight you will see more on that. Here is Hank’s response:
May the Holy Spirit be with you.
Michele has asked me to send you a list of companies that are using child labor or other forms of human trafficking. That is a huge assignment so please allow me to give you some highlights.
Some companies: Nestles*, Hershey*, Mars* Kraft, ADM/Cargill*, Godiva, Fowlers and Cadbury – all in the confection/chocolate business (* indicates currently being sued); Apple and Samsung in the electronics business; and Gap, Adidas, Marks & Spencer, H & M are in textiles. Some retailers are – Walmart, Kroger, Whole Foods, Dollar General, Albertson’s and Petco. Some eateries are Red Lobster and Olive Garden.
The US has an 86-year-old law banning imports from countries that allow child labor – it has been used 40 times.
There are some good statistics at two places: 1) US department of Labor and, 2) Slavery Footprint.org.
May we hold these workers – estimated at more than 21 million – in our prayers.
We meet at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, Oregon in the church conference room every third Sunday of the month from 1:30-4:30. There will be an exception for the month of October as it is our traditional month for our Day of Recollection. It will be on October 15th at 1950 Suncrest Rd. in Talent, OR from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. Any questions, please email Michele at email@example.com.
We continue on with Eager To Love by Richard Rohr, OFM. Originally we started out doing two chapters, but have instead gone to studying only one at each gathering as there is so much to discuss/share. Lately we have been studying about the Franciscan charism of minority. “When Francis said that he had to wear patches on the outside of his habit to show what he was like on the inside, when he walked through Assisi in his underwear and played seesaw in the piazza when he heard he was being called a saint, we know we are dealing with a person who has moved beyond the world that most of us inhabit. He rebuilt the spiritual life on ‘love alone,’ and let go of the lower-level needs of social esteem, security, self-image, and manufacturing of persona. Remember, when your only goal is love, especially love of God, you really cannot fail. And that is really true.” … He ended Chapter 7 with what he called an almost perfect Franciscan poem by poet Chris Ellery, written in honor of John the Baptist who wanted to decrease….. “Water always and everywhere seeks the lower, and even the lowest, place. We must let water be our teacher here…. Teresa of Avila felt that water in all its qualities and movements was the most perfect metaphor for the entire spiritual journey. I would agree with her.”
When I fear I have done wrong,
when I look to those who are less than wise,
when I forget transcendence and kneel in the meanings of color and shadow,
when I tell lies to my soul,
I seek out water, I follow its charm–a river, a stream,
a lake with its springs and currents.
See how it offers life
as it flawlessly flows and forms
to the shape of this world, the contours of land, the urge of earth,
hear how it sings under the sun
of endless evaporation.
FROM FRANCISCAN ACTION NETWORK
News sources are reporting that President Trump is considering terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This move would turn our nation’s back on immigrant youth who are valued members of our communities. Terminating DACA would place the nearly 800,000 DREAMers whom the program allows to work and live legally in the United States at immediate risk of deportation. We need to call on our elected leaders TODAY to keep the DACA program intact!
CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND CONGRESS TODAY!
President Trump: (202) 456-1111 (please leave a message)
Your Senators and Representatives: (202) 224-3121*
*Please call this line 3 times to be connected with your 1 Representative and 2 Senators
Sample Script: “I’m your constituent from [City, State]. I support the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and strongly oppose any attempt to terminate it. DACA has (given) nearly 800,000 young people the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I urge you to do everything in your power to protect DACA and stand in solidarity with immigrant youth.”
Also tell your Members of Congress to cosponsor The DREAM Act of 2017 (S.1615/H.R.3440), which would provide DREAMers a path to citizenship. DACA must remain in place until the DREAM Act passes, and there must be no gap between DACA ending and DREAM passing! Also, the DREAM Act must NOT be used as a political football to increase Trump’s deportation force and tear apart communities.
Please spread the word and send this alert to your networks!
Peace and All Good,
FAN Director of Campaigns
A favorite Franciscan Saint of mine is St. Maximillian Kolbe.
Raimund Kolbe was born in Poland in 1894. At age 10 he had a vision while kneeling in front of a statue of Mary. She appeared holding a luminous crown in each hand: a white crown of purity and a red crown of martyrdom. She asked if he would like to have them. He said, “Yes.”
Ordained a priest in 1918, he founded the Militia of Immaculate Mary (MI) for the conversion of men by way of their unconditional dedication to the Virgin Mary.
In World War II, on September 19, 1939, he and 38 friars were arrested by the gestapo. He was a martyr of Auschwitz on August 14, 1941, the vigil of the Assumption, by lethal injection, after volunteering to take the place of another prisoner who was a family man.
St. Max was canonized 1982, declared a saint and martyr. The prisoner whose life he saved attended his canonization. His Feast Day is the day he died, August 14.
In some depictions, St. Max is shown wearing two types of clothing — his Franciscan habit on one side, and his prison striped uniform #16670, on the other.
We look to the lives of the Saints for example and inspiration. We ask for their intercession in prayer. St. Max offered that those in heaven, unrestricted by earthly cares or concerns, can indeed work “with both hands” for the special needs of those who call upon them for help.
The Chaplet of St. Maximillian Kolbe is available from Marytown in Libertyville, Illinois. One can reach Marytown via the internet or an (800) number. Marytown, the National Shrine of St. Max and the MI national center has perpetual adoration. One of the most beautiful adoration chapels in the world can be seen live via the internet, and one can learn the significance of the details on the beautiful monstrance displaying the real presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Some of St. Max’s attributes are:
Apostle of the Miraculous Medal;
Model of religious life, and faithful follower of St. Francis;
Worked for union of all Christians;
Brave Knight of the Immaculata;
Exemplar of poverty and simplicity;
Apostle of the communications media;
Great Missionary of our times;
Patron of the dying;
Patron of those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions.
Ideas from his writings which stand out for me —
He addressed the essence of mutual love – Because we are human, we WILL cause and be caused sorrow by others, but we learn to forgive one another, ever more perfectly — immediately and completely.
He offered that truly supreme and incomparable joy is infused by the Holy Spirit when one suffers for love of Christ.
Saint John Paul II, as Pope, called St. Max a prophet and a sign of the new era, the civilization of love.
An article I read offers that The Immaculata is the incarnation of Divine Mercy. He believed that Mary could rescue even people who have strayed the farthest.
I am a Knight of the Immaculata. My certificate states that the MI movement is based upon St. Max’s ideal of total consecration to the Immaculate Virgin Mary and full collaboration with her in the Church’s work of evangelization.
You can join the Militia Immaculata (MI), too!
Miraculous Medal Prayer (adapted):
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee, and for all those who do not have recourse to thee, especially for the enemies of Holy Mother Church, and all those in most need of thy mercy.
Asked what it was like to march through the streets of Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, evangelical author and FreedomRoad.us founder Lisa Sharon Harper was blunt. “It really felt like every step you take could be your last,” she said, later adding: “With each step, I just kept holding on to the call to love.”…
But among the many untold stories of the harrowing day is the account of hundreds of religious leaders like Harper who descended on Charlottesville to resist white supremacy. … Many stood arm-in-arm while staring down white supremacists—and plan to do it again.
Harper and others pressed on in spite of the risks … As clergy lined up to face the field, a row of camp-clad militia members, draped in long guns, stared back at them.
After a while, the clergy kneeled and prayed, one by one. Then they sang together. “We got a lot of vitriolic slurs,” Wispelwey said. “Most of them homophobic.”
As Black Lives Matter protesters amassed nearby, a gaggle of white nationalists congregated behind the line of armed men to sing their own white nationalist songs. In response, the clergy began chanting “love has already won.” … “We sang, ‘Love has, love has, love has already won’…even in the face of those [guns],” Wispelway said.
Police finally began to shut down the protest … but the day’s violence was far from over. Scuffles and skirmishes between roving gangs of white nationalists and counter-protesters continued to rage in the streets, leaving many demonstrators beaten and bloodied.
Unwilling to leave, some faith leaders began to act as peacemakers to help deescalate conflicts, doing their best to stop fights. But the real work, he said, will be transforming the hearts of racists.
“We are not just preparing faith leaders in emergency situations,” he said. “It’s about doing the long, deep work of justice, of being in right relationship with those God hears and holds most closely.”
Harper says she did a tiny bit of that work on Saturday. As she stood for hours in front of a line of militia members—who were reportedly instructed not to speak to press or protesters—she says she began to wear him down. When she turned to leave to avoid increasing violence, she addressed the man one last time.
“I just want you to know, we love you,” she said.
Harper said the man’s face, grizzled and tired from the day, suddenly softened. After a moment, he replied: “I love you, too.”
“The Monk and the Woman”
by John Goold, OFS
A while back (okay it was about 25 years ago!) I had the opportunity to go on a spiritual retreat with my mom featuring video talks from Fr. Anthony de Mello, SJ. I was immediately enamored with his unique way of blending multi-cultural anecdotes with a Christian message. One of my many favorites is the following taken from his book, The Song of the Bird:
Two Buddhist monks, on their way to the monastery, found an exceedingly beautiful woman at the riverbank. Like them, she wished to cross the river, but the water was too high. So one of the monks lifted her onto his back and carried her across.
His fellow monk was thoroughly scandalized. For two hours he berated him on his negligence in keeping the rule: Had he forgotten he was a monk? How did he dare touch a woman? And worse, carry her across the river? What would people say? Had he not brought their holy religion in disrepute? And so on.
The offending monk patiently listened to the never-ending sermon. Finally he broke in with “Brother, I dropped that woman at the river. Are you still carrying her?”
(De Mello, The Song of the Bird, Image Books, 1984)
In this beautifully, rich story, we see two monks encountering someone in need. Each monk interpreted this opportunity in different ways. One recognized the needs and found a way to help, while the other saw the same need but was unable to assist her because of his convictions. More importantly, it is what happened afterwards. The one monk, after helping carry the woman across the river, put her down and moved on. The second monk “carried” her for another two hours.
How many times do I carry things with me beyond the moment? Hurts? Angers? Prejudices? Insecurities?
It seems like this is evident everywhere we look, people carrying burdens of rage, fear, indignation, or pain. Whether in politics, protests, commuter traffic, the work place, in our parishes, or even in our own families, strife is alive and well! Instead of responding to situations with a center of peace, we often fall short in our reactions by allowing those things that we are carrying with us to influence our responses to the matter at hand.
I remember a very special friend at a Benedictine Monastery who, as a psychologist, loved to remind me to analyze the situation before responding by asking myself a simple question, “what’s this all about?” It’s in this basic question that we are reminded that many times things we are seeing or experiencing are actually about the other individual and not ourselves. Instead of us reacting to that person’s mood or message, we need to find that center within us and respond with love.
As Franciscan brothers and sisters in Christ, we have our work cut out for us in this world of fears, angers and injustice but, as we are regularly reminded in Scripture, in Christ all things are possible!
by Hank Hohenstein, OFS Councilor
One day while on the mission field we were having a Bible study about a twenty minute walk from where we were staying. The Bible study was held during the summer for six to eight weeks because more students were available and no one was going home in the dark. We had studied in this home very often; it was ideally situated geographically. The home itself was also an ideal place, it had an in-tune piano and was occupied by a Christian family.
We had never had any challenges by the authorities, but some folks had and there was always a concern that the police might come. Everyone knew to come in twos or threes, quietly walking up three flights and quickly getting inside. Our first rule that we all had to remember was – No raucous Bible studies.
The group was eclectic: English speakers with a huge range of ability; No English capability; male and female; young and old; infants and toddlers; working folk and students; Christian, Muslim and Atheist; married, unmarried and single; and numerous ethnic groups. What was interesting to know was the intensity of faith varied dramatically from one ethnic group to another. Many students came because it was an opportunity to be immersed in two hours of conversational English. Thus the composition of the group was never the same.
As I walked I was fretting. My life was still in the ‘either/or’ mode. I was responsible for making all of this work. I was responsible for the well being of the students. I was responsible for those that might proceed on to Baptism. I was responsible for the reception that those who attended might receive from their families. I was responsible for those that might be beaten. I was responsible …, I was responsible … But most of all I fretted about how many I would bring to Christ.
Dang, it is always about numbers, the binary system – zeros and ones. However, on that day I found out such is not the case. As I was walking from across town to Bible study my perception(s) had an updating. It was a ‘Road to Emmaus’ type of walk – we are often unaware of who is with us. As I was walking and musing about how many youngsters I might bring to Christ I had a chill – one of those Holy Spirit moments. It was clear that was not a consideration about which I should fret. It was also clear that I was to leave the ‘heavy lifting’ to the Holy Spirit. From thence forward Bible study improved.
May the Holy Spirit bring you her peace and her comfort.
Hank Hohenstein, OFS
This second offering is from an anonymous member of our fraternity who shared this story with me but wanted to remain anonymous because he did not want others to think he was crazy, nor did he want anyone to doubt the truth of what took place…..
They were driving on a narrow country highway in the Rogue Valley going full speed as was allowed when they came to a curve in the road where the driver of the car in front was travelling much slower than the speed limit. All of a sudden this car slowed down and began to make a u-turn in the middle of the highway. Our member barely had time to negotiate the inches to the four foot ditch on the side of the road or careening into the other car. All of a sudden he says that he experienced the wheel turning on its own and taking care of the negotiations of the road and he felt as if they were travelling on glass, not feeling the road beneath them. He says “it sounds crazy, but it’s true!” Once on the road safely again, he could feel the tires back on the road. In the immediate fright he wanted to confront the other driver, but instead realized that they were not hurt a bit and so proceeded home. Once there, they prayed and thanked God for his guardian angels, realizing that they have always been there throughout all his life. Praise God!
From a Blogger re Honesto Silva Ibarra who died after working in the blueberry fields in Washinton State on August 10th in the midst of a heat wave and smoke from fires (Note: unsubstantiated in court of law but telling and relevant in our study of human trafficking):
“Of course it was work related. They are fed one tortilla with a piece of ham for breakfast, not allowed seconds, sometimes served food that has spoiled, given only hot water to drink and when he complained for THREE DAYS he stayed in his room on the fourth day. And when his bosses found out they forced him back into the fields. Finally HE FOUND HIS OWN RIDE into town, Sarbanand never helped him. When he arrived at a Bellingham hospital he was immediately airlifted to Harborview. But it was too late. And there are at least four others complaining of migraines in the smoke and heat and lack of adequate food that had to go for medical treatment. And another with infections in his feet that are going untreated by the company. And when 100 of the workers went to complain they were fired, not given their paychecks and without the contracted renewal of the Guest Worker visas (as required by the contract). They were given one hour to gather their things and sent out to the middle of nowhere near the Canadian border. Where a kind neighbor who understands what it means to be human saw them and invited them to stay in her yard. They are now in limbo, awaiting medical care, their paychecks and their CONTRACTED guest visas so that they may return to Mexico. This is HUMAN TRAFFICKING right in our backyards. It is disgraceful.”
On August 21, 2017, people were excited to witness, looking to the sky at the rare, TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE. Comments were about how amazing it was that scientists could predict it so accurately for us.
Along with the eclipse, we are in the midst of celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima.
At the last apparition, on October 13, 1917, the SUN DANCED in the sky while 70,000 people watched, even from miles away, on a rainy day. I read that the event itself was “stupendous,” and maybe no less extraordinary — the fact that it was promised by Our Lady three months in advance to prove that the children were telling the truth about seeing Our Lady, and her messages.
The promise of a spectacular supernatural event was known after the August and September apparitions, so, people then, too, were excited and came to witness. The event made them look to the sky at the Miracle of the Sun.
The attitude of the day was that the world had supposedly “freed” itself from the supernatural thanks to “science.”
Today, we have a better attitude. We know science and religion are not in opposition, and we can allow ourselves to be open to the supernatural with discernment.
We can be in awe of the rhythm of our Universe, which was set in motion by our Creator, and we can be in awe that our Creator allowed Our Lady to have an effect on this rhythm to reawaken us to prepare for eternity.
SFRV TREASURER’S REPORT
Gathering Fund: $330.92
Fair Share: $0
Apostolate Fund: $81.38
This includes contributions from members, proceeds from our garage sale as well as expenses to pay for the two extra to the AMM and for a stipend for our visitation.
SFRV Fraternity Members Birthdays
28 Hank Hohenstein OFS
29 Paul Williams OFS
19 Michele Brodoski OFS
29 Debbie Wasche OFS
26 Elsie Williams OFS
SFRV Fraternity Members Profession Dates
Joanne Kraan OFS (2001)
Elsie Williams OFS (1990)
Paul Williams OFS (1990)
Michele Brodoski OFS (2001)
Hank Hohenstein OFS (1946)
Glenn Ray OFS (1987)
Gloria Ray OFS (1987)
Debbie Wasche OFS (1996)
Ralph Wasche OFS (1997)
1 Blessed Beatrice of Silva, virgin of II Order
2 Blessed John Francis Burte, Severin Girault and companions, martyrs, I and III Orders
4 Saint Rose of Viterbo, virgin of III Order
17 Stigmata of Our Holy Father Francis
18 Saint Joseph of Cupertino, priest of I Order
20 Saint Francis Mary of Camporosso, religious of I Order
23 Finding of Body of Saint Clare
26 Saint Elzear of Sabran and Blessed Delphine, husband and wife, III Order
4 Our Holy Father, Francis, deacon, founder of Three Franciscan Orders
6 Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds, virgin of III Order
10 Saint Daniel, priest, and companions, martyrs of I Order
12 Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro, religious of I Order
20 Blessed James of Strepar, bishop of I Order
20 Blessed Contardo Ferrini, member of III Order
21 Blessed Josephine Leroux, virgin and martyr of II Order
22 Saint Peter of Alcantara, priest of I Order
23 Saint John of Capistrano, priest of I Order
26 Blessed Bonaventure of Potenza, priest of I Order
30 Anniversary of Dedication in Consecrated Franciscan Churches
4 Saint Charles Borromeo, bishop of III Order
7 Saint Didacus of Alcala, religious of I Order
13 Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin of III Order
14 Saint Nicholas Tavelic, priest, and companions, martyrs of I Order
17 Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, widow, member and patron of III Order
18 Blessed Salome, virgin of II Order
19 Saint Agnes of Assisi, virgin of II Order
24 Commemoration of all the Deceased of the Franciscan Orders
26 Saint Leonard of Port Maurice, priest of I Order
27 Saint Francis Anthony Fasani, priest of I Order
28 Saint James of the March, priest of I Order
29 All Saints of the Franciscan Orders