News - 2007
Joyce has been re-elected Minister General CSF for a four-year term.
The sisters of the Community of St. Francis, Province of the Americas, are delighted to announce that the Rt. Rev. Bavi Edna (Nedi) Rivera, Suffragan Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia, has been elected as our new Bishop Protector, effective 11th November 2007. A Blessing of Nedi's New Ministry will be included in Friday's Eucharist at St. Francis House.
The election of the Minister General SSF has successfully concluded with the election of Clark Berge. A brother of the Province of the Americas, he was born in 1958 and professed in 1993. He took up office on November 1st this year.
Thomas has been elected Guardian of Little Portion Friary and Assistant Minister Province, to succeed Clark and taking office on October 18th.
Brother Jon Bankert of the Province of the Americas passed to eternal life on Monday September 24, after living with cancer for some time. Born in 1944, he made his Profession in SSF in 1984.
Alan Michael was ordained to the priesthood in Birmingham on June 10.
The brothers in PNG have elected the Bishop of Popondota, the Right Reverend Joseph Kopapa, as their Regional Protector.
Samuel was re-elected as Minister Provincial of the European Province SSF First Order Brothers. He will serve a second term of 5 years from July 1st.
Jean has been re-elected to serve a further three-year term as Minister Provincial of the Sisters in the U.S.A.
Sarah Hargreaves has been appointed Development Officer for the Hilfield Peace and Environment Project and will take up the post on May 9th.
Steven Bucholtz and Masao Kawata were clothed as novices in the Province of the Americas on May 21st at the joint CSF/SSF Provincial Chapter taking the names Vincent Damian and Ambrose-Cristóbalrespectively.
Also at that Chapter, Donald Luke made his First Profession, on May 25th.
Martha was noviced on 7 March 2007 as Martha Bridgit within the Community of St. Francis in San Francisco.