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Mission as Peacemaking

How does mission promote peace around the world?  Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi International, delved into this topic at our last Souposium event before our summer hiatus. Accompaniment, solidarity, and building bridges of understanding – the hallmarks of mission also help make and promote peace between people, countries and cultures. Check out these two excerpts from…

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Franciscan Friday: In Right Relation with Creation

With spring ending and summer beginning, it’s the time of year when people start to move outdoors to take advantage of the nice weather. Whether you’re gardening, camping, going to the beach or grilling in the backyard, you’re out enjoying God’s creation. At our April Souposium, Patrick Carolan, executive director of Franciscan Action Network, led a…

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February Soups: Broccoli Cheddar and Moroccan Lentil

Paul O’Keeffe, OFM, and his soup (Photo by Dan Horan, OFM). Br. Paul O’Keeffe, chef-turned-development director, whipped up two more delicious soups for our second Souposium this past Sunday. If you couldn’t make the event or need some meatless dishes for Lent, here’s how you can make these soups yourself. Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Soup Ingredients…

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Br. Paul’s Recipe for Cream of Mushroom Soup

The cream of mushroom soup was so popular at our inaugural Souposium event that guests quickly emptied the pot and were scraping the bottom just to get a taste. When we brought Br. Paul O’Keeffe, OFM, on staff last month, we gained both a development director and a trained chef. Before becoming a FMS lay missioner or…

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Franciscan Friday: Relating to God and each other

FMS hosted our inaugural Sunday Souposium this week as an opportunity for lay and religious Franciscans and Franciscan-hearted people to gather casually for soup, bread, a reflection and small group discussion. We were honored to have Sr. Margaret Mary Kimmins, OSF, share with us a reflection called,”Francis in his time, Franciscan in our time.” Central to her talk…

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