Just a little update:
As brothers begin making their way to NYC for our Centenary at St. Luke in the Fields on Saturday, September 14, the brothers at San Damiano Friary in San Francisco have been keeping a novena to our Blessed Lady, praying for a safe and successful journey. At the end of the Prayers of the People at every Mass, the brothers say together:
Remember O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.
Please keep us and all who will join us in your prayers as we begin our journey together towards a new century for our Franciscan Order.