Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Transitus of St. Francis Celebration

On October 3rd Our Lady Queen of Peace fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) hosted the yearly observance of the Transitus of St. Francis. This celebration remembers the passage of Francis from this life to eternal life through ritual, symbol, song, and through readings from the biographies of Francis which bear testimony to his tremendous spirit and legacy of life that has endured for over 800 years. The celebration took place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Altoona, PA, and was well attended by Secular Franciscans and friars from the Immaculate Conception Province of the Third Order Regular. Thanks to Fr. Christopher Panagoplos, TOR, Provincial Spiritual Assistant to the SFO, and all who made it such a great celebration!