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Year: 2009

Happy New Year!

A very blessed and happy New Year to all! At FMS we’re excited for the year 2010 because it marks our 20th Anniversary. The first class of lay missioners went overseas in 1990. 20 years later, the 25th class of lay missioners is departing for Bolivia. They’ll be attending language school in Cochabamba for the…

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Franciscan Advent

Here, a short, sweet reflection on Advent by Fr. Neil O’Connell, OFM, of the Holy Name Province (found in the HNP newsletter Today). A wonderful reminder that in this season of anticipation and renewal we cannot forget our baptismal call to mission. Like St. Francis, we are called to be “heralds of Christ”; we strive…

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Making Headlines

Here’s an article recently published in the Catholic Herald for the Diocese of Arlington. Nora Pfeiffer is one of our newest missioners, just comissioned a month ago; she and her classmates depart for Bolivia January 5th. Nora feels a little uncomfortable about being compared to Mary, but it’s otherwise a great article.

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Our New Blog!

Peace and all good! We are launching this blog to provide updates from the FMS office in Washington, DC, the latest news from mission, and occasional reflections on all things Franciscan. Please take time to visit the blogs of our missioners in the field (listed in the menu to the right), as well as our…

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