Today was a special day for our Secular Franciscan Fraternity. It was the day of our official visitation from the regional fraternity. It’s all a part of becoming a canonically recognized fraternity. It’s been a long journey for many of us. In six years I’ve traveled spiritually from inquirer to professed member. In that time all of us have grown as Franciscan brothers and sisters in an emerging family. In that time one of our original members has welcomed Sister Death. I thought of her today following our meeting as we cleared this last hurdle on the way to formal canonical status.
On my way to our meeting today I thought that regardless of the outcome today I would still be a Franciscan and that is the most important thing afterall. This process is a journey not a destination. Where we go from here will disclosed to us each day as we seek to do what God would have us do. On his deathbed, St. Francis said to his followers, “I have done what is mine to do. May God show you what you are to do.” Peace.