Register Now: Earth Corps Servant Leadership Training

The Franciscan Action Network announces a weekend experiential training conference for Earth Corps Chapter leaders nationwide. If you are a young adult (ages 18-35), you are invited to come to DC, activate your faith, and experience Franciscan spirituality during the Feast of St. Francis. Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, author of Eager To Love: The Alternative Way of St. Francis has agreed to join the training by teleconference during the weekend; he’ll discuss the uniqueness of the Franciscan approach to life and answer questions from the attendees.

The weekend is scheduled for October 3rd – 5th, with the option of arriving October 2nd. The events will be held at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America, which is where the FAN offices are located. This retreat-like setting will offer a peaceful, contemplative backdrop to the weekend. At this intensive training, attendees will be able to meet other leaders from around the country, share ideas, gather valuable tools to boost membership, and gain immediate servant leadership experience.

Head to the website to learn ways to register.

New Young Adult Retreat: The Francis Effect

francis effectFranciscan Action Network is proud to announce a new young adult retreat titled “The Francis Effect.”

Developed and lead by Franciscan Earth Corps Director, Rhett Engelking, the goal of this retreat is to analyze the example of St Francis, as well as the words and actions so far of Pope Francis. After 14 months, he has been re-energizing the young Church, attracting the attention of non-Catholics, and calling us all (regardless of religion) to action! So in our analysis, we hope to hear God’s call a little clearer in our lives and what it is that He is asking of us. We will achieve these goals through discussions, activities, prayer, and fellowship.

The Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida was first to host this retreat, this past weekend. For more information visit the website or email Franciscan Earth Corps.