The Isle of Wight Franciscan Group consists of professed OFS members, enquirers, visitors and other faithful people from across the Island seeking guidance and encouragement on their spiritual journey, whilst giving help and support to everyone in the group. You are more than welcome to join the monthly meetings or to come along to those which interest you most.
“Inspired by the example of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi the we strive to learn the importance of being Christ-like and to reflect His goodness to those we meet; as we live our lives for God embraced by His Holy Spirit”.
May the Lord bless you.
May He set His face to shine upon you.
May the Lord give you His peace.
Next Months’ Reflection Topic will be ‘Holy Humility’
The next Isle of Wight meeting is on Monday 7th January 2019 at the McAuley Centre in Newport. The afternoon starts at 2:00pm and closes at 4:30pm. You are most welcome.
2:00pm – Welcome Tea/Coffee
2:30pm – A Moment of Stillness, Personal Reflection and Opening Prayer
2:40pm – Formation : Humility – Holy humility confounds pride (St Francis)
4:00pm – Afternoon Prayer from the Divine Office
4:30pm – Close and Farewell
Joy : 4th February 2019
Joy is different from happiness, it transcends and focuses on our eternal salvation with God. We are joyful because God has created us, He loves us and His love is ever lasting.
Respect for Creation : 4th March 2019
Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures. Focusing on the Canticle of the Creatures written by St Francis between 1224-1226 and so very relevant today.
Imitation of Jesus: 1st April 2019
If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Mark 8:34)