Pope Francis' examples
Looking at two examples from Pope Francis that contributed to Times Magazine voting him Person of the Year 2013, this fraternity notices that social justice can be achieved through simple acts:
November 2013, Pope Francis embraced Vinicio Riva, a man scarred by a genetic disease. Fighting agonizing pain on a daily basis, such an act restored the faith of a man who says he is often mocked in public.
St. Francis Fraternity Actions
The St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity has chosen three actions for this month:
1. Buy PEI grown food
Support PEI producers and our island economy by choosing to ‘buy local.’ Learn more at PEI Flavours.
2. Consume less water
The average Charlottetown resident, for example, consumes 306 litres of water per day, almost twice as much as a European. In PEI, fresh ground water is not unlimited. Find useful tips at Be Water Friendly.
3. Read passages 76-109 of Pope Francis' The Joy of the Gospel
This takes us to the end of chapter 2. Fraternity members are encouraged to pick out 3 passages that you think are particularly noteworthy?
The Saint Francis Fraternity, Prince Edward Island in keeping with the charism of our seraphic father, St. Francis, opts for simplicity in action.
This page is for fraternities to share their JPIC goals, initiatives and progress. We can learn so much from each other. Fraternities, please send us what you are doing.