Dear sisters and brothers
in our Lord and His servant Saint Francis,
May the Lord give you His peace!
I am delighted to address these words of blessing and greeting to you as you explore our Regional Website.
I hope that you will understand that our Region is dedicated to “The Spirituality of Servant Leadership.” It is my desire that you would consider how our Lord Jesus and Saints Francis and Clare lived servant leadership in their respective times and circumstances as well as the ways in which all of us in one way or another are called to live servant leadership within the Franciscan Family today.
My attention is always drawn to St. Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians (12:4 – 7): “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings, but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit.” All the members of our Franciscans of the Prairie Region have set out on the pathway of co-responsible service to our sisters and brothers. We are all called to place our unique gifts and talents at the service of others in the Secular Franciscan Order, the Church and society by collaboratively discerning the needs of others and determining appropriate means to address those needs. I hope that you find that this Website provides you, the user, ready access to Franciscans of the Prairie Region informational materials.
In closing, please let the members of the Regional Executive Council and me know how we may be of service to you, and please let us always hold one another close in prayer!
With a brother’s love in Saints Francis and Clare,
Deacon Dave Ream, O.F.S.
Regional Minister (2013 – 2016)
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