Wednesday, December 7, 2011
NEW SFO FRATERNITY IN HAWAII
A new fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order was established in Hawaii last November 11. The fraternity has Blessed (Mother) Marianne Cope for its patron. Blessed Marianne was a Franciscan sister who, like Saint Damien, worked with people suffering from leprosy in Hawaii. Father Gordon Combs, OFM Cap, has been Spiritual Assistant to the Hawaii SFO for many years. The ceremony was held during Mass at Immaculate Conception Church in Ewa, a parish administered by the friars with Father Michel Dalton, OFM Cap, serving as pastor.