The OFS, or Secular Franciscan Order, consists of Catholic men and women inspired in their faith lives by St. Francis of Assisi. The annual OFS Southern Region celebration described here took place in August at Holy Barn, in the Wintershall Estate, and was attended by some members of the Guildford Parish, as well as representatives of four local charities.
Grateful thanks to John Williams for this account of the recent Prayer Vigil, arranged for the Parish by the Justice & Peace group. For those of us who were not present, John has provided some of the materials he used for the segment of the vigil he led, on the subject of the arms trade.
Just before the death of Cardinal Cormac on Friday 1st September, Cardinal Vincent Nichols published a letter he had received from Cardinal Cormac. Fr. Alan read the letter at Mass today, and the text of the letter is reproduced below.
Thank you to Michael Combes for sharing this email from the Fairtrade Foundation explaining some recent developments in the relationship between the supermarkets and Fairtrade. The numerous links in the article provide access to background sources.
Many parishioners have probably seen that Fairtrade tea has been hitting the headlines recently. You may have seen that...