National Spiritual Conference

Invitation to all Secular Franciscans

2019 NATIONAL SPIRITUAL CONFERENCE: October 10-11-12-13, 2019

"Anniversary of the Encounter between Saint Francis and the Sultan”

Le Centre de Spiritualité des Ursulines
20 rue des Ursulines, Loretteville, QC

Key Note Speaker: Michael Cusato, OFM

  • Medieval Context of Francis’ Encounter with the Sultan
  • Franciscan Attempts to Encounter the Muslim World
  • Francis and the Encounter under the Tent
  • From Damietta to La Verna and Assisi
  • Radical Vision among Franciscans
  • Current Efforts of Pope Francis to Recapture the Vision

Registration, Accommodations and Meals: $250.00

To register, contact Sherrill Guimond at sherrill.rfec@gmail.com

Invitation (pdf format)


National Chapter

The Secular Franciscan Order of Canada held its National elective Chapter on May 17-20, 2018 at the Centre des Ursulines, Loretteville, QC. During the chapter, the following persons were elected to the National Council and will serve the National Fraternity for the next three years (2018-2021).

National Minister: Doug Clorey (Nine Mile Creek, PE)
Vice-Minister (Francophone): Francoise Malboeuf (Ottawa, ON)
Vice-Minister (Anglophone): Marion Clorey (Nine Mile Creek, PE)
Secretary: Debbie Tessier (Welland, ON)
Treasurer: Harvey Levesque (Edmundston, NB)
Director of Formation: Jewel Jasmins (Vancouver, BC)
International Councillor: Michel David (Ottawa, ON)

National Spiritual Assistants, Fr. André Chicoine, OFMCap and Fr. Peter Knaapen OFMConv are also in the National Council.


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