Brothers and Sisters,
It is with sadness that I say goodbye to Br. Benny Vincent, ofm cap, who is stepping down as out Regional Spiritual Assistant to focus on his duties as the Provincial of the ofm cap in Quebec. Br. Benny gave us his all and we in turn wish him God speed and we send him a spiritual bouquet of prayers. Br. Benny has written a letter to all of us which will be placed on our website.
It is also my honor to welcome Br. Gerry Clyne as our new Regional Spiritual Assistant (RSA) effective September 5, 2021. Br. Gerry has provided us with a short biography which I have attached to this email as well.
Br. Gerry will focus his time and energy on our Region by:
1) taking on the role of RSA.
2) taking on the duties of Fr. Georges Morin as local Spiritual Assistant or St. Patrick's Fraternity and Immaculate Conception, both of them in Montreal.
3) leading an online course for those who are interested in exploring the role of Spiritual Assistant. This is the same course outline I sent to everyone earlier today.
Over the next few weeks he will be orienting himself to our region and will be contacting the Spiritual Assistants and local fraternities.
Br. Gerry will reside at the Friary in Montreal. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Regional Directory will be updated and sent to the local Councils later this month with his coordinates.
Please join me in saying thank you to both of these Brothers for their dedication to our Secular Franciscans.
Regional Fraternity of Eastern Canada
Fraternities, we would like to share any news you have, just email it to Byron Samson or complete the Contact Form on the Franciscan Focus site, under Contact Us, and attach the file(s).