Secular Franciscan Order National Fraternity of Canada
Secular Franciscans Participate in World Peace Forum
Françoise Malboeuf, National Vice Minister for Francophone and David
Bouchard, International Counselor, attended many interesting sessions at
the World Peace Forum in Vancouver from June 23-28, 2006.
Andrew Conradi coordinated a team of volunteers from the fraternities in
British Columbia to provide information about peace initiatives within the
A display table with a variety of information was present in the Peace
Market each day. Pins with the logo, ‘Violence Ends Where Love Begins’ and
a fridge magnet with the logo, ‘Make Me An Instrument of Thy Peace’ were
sold for $1.50 each. Fair Trade Coffee, Tea and Chocolate were also being
sold to promote an awareness of the need to offer fair prices for products
purchased from developing countries.
Each evening at 5:30 p.m. the Secular Franciscans and the Canadian
Religious Conference coordinated evening prayer at St. Mark’s Chapel.