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Month: November 2010

HNP Today: FMS’s Anniversary Celebration

Holy Name Province recently published an article about Franciscan Mission Service’s 20th anniversary celebration. Read the article here. The article features information about our award honorees, but also the OFM friars who have supported our organization: John O’Connor, OFM, provincial minister who serves on FMS’s board; Claude Lenehan, OFM; and Paul O’Keeffe, OFM, Return Missioner…

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FMS’s 26th Commissioning

R to L: Bryce Bradford, Sandra Bradford, Rhegan Hyypio (Our Program Director) and Susan Slavin stand outside St. Camillus. On Sunday, November 14, 2010, FMS commissioned its 26th class of mission candidates: Sandra and Bryce Bradford and Susan Slavin. The ceremony took place on a beautiful autumn day at St. Camillus Church in Silver Spring,…

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Missioner On The Air!

In Cochabamba, Bolivia, one of our Current Missioners, Nora Pfeiffer, recently prepared a radio program promoting ecological awareness. The show was entitled “Programa de la Familia” and focused on restoring the environment with respects to Franciscan spirituality and the integrity of creation. Read more about Nora’s stories from Bolivia, on advocacy for the environment on…

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Celebrating 20 Years of the ‘Ministry of Presence’

Click to see a slideshow of the event and videos here. On October 23, 2010, Franciscan Mission Service celebrated its 20th Anniversary Benefit & Celebration to commemorate its rich history of laity in mission. “From the start,” said Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM, former executive director, “Franciscan Mission Service has been oriented not just to walk…

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