Important Information!

We have discontinued in-person meetings for now because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you wish to contact us, click HERE to use our Contact Us page. We answer email on a regular basis and would be glad to hear from you.

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Free Franciscan Lectures!

Here are Free Franciscan Lectures from the Franciscan School of Theology at the University of San Diego.

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We’re Now Meeting in Paw Paw!

We’re now meeting at St. Mary’s Church in Paw Paw, Michigan. We still meet on the third Sunday of each month at 2PM. Please come and visit us if you are interested in finding out more about the Franciscans!

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Latest Regional Newsletter Published

To see recent Regional Newsletters, including the latest one, click HERE.

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Our Fraternity Retreat

On September 24th we enjoyed a day-long retreat together. Leaving from the Kalamazoo area, we journeyed to Schererville, Indiana, where we lunched at a local restaurant, then went to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion for the afternoon. After visiting the Stations of the Cross, we attended Mass at St. John the Evangelist Parish before making our way home.

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We will be planning a spiritual event, one-day trip or retreat every year for Divine Providence Fraternity. Please bring your ideas for next year to fraternity meetings.

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A Great Talk on the New Evangelization

Sherry A. Weddell
Meyer Lecturer at St. Mary of the Lake Seminary
Mundelein, IL

Sherry Weddell is the author of one of the most important Catholic books of this decade. Published in 2012, it is still a best-seller, and is being increasingly referenced in other Catholic works. This little paperback book has turned out to be a landmark in Catholic studies.

The book: Forming Intentional Disciples: The Path to Knowing and Loving Jesus, Sherry A. Weddell, 2012. ISBN: 978-1612785905

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August 2 – The Assisi Pardon

The Assisi Pardon, also known as the Portiuncula Indulgence, is in 2 weeks. Click HERE for more information.

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Laudato Si by Fr. Dan Horan – Video Series

All of the episodes have been posted in Youtube.
This is a great way to get “up to speed” on Church teaching and the videos are free.

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The Wild Goose Project


by Dave Pivonka TOR

The Wild Goose Project is a 14-part series about the Holy Spirit by Fr. Dave Pivonka TOR. The Project can be found online HERE. Go there for more information.

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Divine Providence Fraternity Elections

Please welcome our new local fraternity council–

Minister: Jan Kaeding OFS
Vice Minister: Theresa Sehy OFS
Secretary: Jennifer Steele OFS
Treasurer: Lindy Luster-Bartz OFS
Councilor: Jim Goethals OFS

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L to R: Lindy, Jan, Jennifer, Jim

Many thanks to Jim Graczyk OFS and Jim Howard OFS for coming to help us with our elections!

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