Hey guys! We had a good week for feast days this week. Among themwhere the feasts of Sts. Francis and Bruno. St. Francis founded theFranciscans, and St. Bruno founded the Carthusians. I have a fewCarthusain links below, and the rest are Franciscan communities.Enjoy.:-)In Christ,Veronica:-)=========CARTHUSIANSA letter from Saint Bruno to the Carthusians...~Rejoice, my dearest brothers, because you are blessed and because ofthe bountiful hand of God's grace upon you. Rejoice, because you haveescaped the various dangers and shipwrecks of the stormy world.Rejoice because you have reached the quiet and safe anchorage of asecret harbor. Many wish to come into this port, and many make greatefforts to do so, yet do not achieve it. Indeed many, after reachingit, have been thrust out, since it was not granted them from above.By your work you show what you love and what you know. When youobserve true obedience with prudence and enthusiasm, it is clear thatyou wisely pick the most delightful and nourishing fruit of divineScripture.~Offical Website of the Carthusianshttp://www.chartreux.org/Carthusian Monastery, Charterhouse of the Transfigurationhttp://www.laycarthusians.homestead.com/TRANSFIGURATION.htmlLife in a Carthusian Charterhouse...http://www.chartreux.org/en/NUN.HTM================FRANCISCANSSisters~Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charityhttp://www.fscc-calledtobe.org/Sisters of St. Francis of the Immaculate Heart of Maryhttp://www.fargodiocese.org/vocations/sfc/index.htmSisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. Georgehttp://www.altonfranciscans.org/Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adorationhttp://www.ssfpa.org/Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Eucharisthttp://www.cmswr.org/member_communities/SSFHE.htmFranciscan Sisters of the Eucharisthttp://www.fsecommunity.org/Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculatehttp://www.marymediatrix.com/rel_life/sisters.shtmlFranciscan Sisters, T.O.R., of Penance and Our Sorrowful Motherhttp://www.torsisters.org/Daughters of St. Francis of Assisihttp://www.religiouslife.com/w_dsfalacon.phtmlLittle Sisters of St. Francis (sister community of Little Brothers ofSt. Francis)http://www.littlesistersofstfrancis.org/School Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francishttp://www.panhandlefranciscans.org/Friars~Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharisthttp://www.fbecommunity.org/Franciscan Brothers of Peacehttp://www.brothersofpeace.org/Franciscan Friars of the Renewalhttp://www.franciscanfriars.com/Little Brothers of St. Francishttp://www.littlebrothersofstfrancis.org/Order of Friars Minor Conventual, St. Bonaventure Provincehttp://www.franciscancommunity.com/index.htmFranciscan Brothershttp://www.franciscanbrothers.org/Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Crosshttp://www.franciscanbrothers.net/Franciscan Custody of the Holy Landhttp://www.christusrex.org/www1/ofm/cust/TSmain.htmlFranciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Wordhttp://www.mfva.info/Capuchin Franciscan, Province of St. Augustinehttp://www.capuchin.com/Franciscan Friars, Province of St. John the Baptisthttp://www.franciscan.org/Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Province of the Immaculate Conceptionhttp://www.franciscanfriarstor.com/Conventual Franciscanshttp://www.franciscans.org/Franciscan Friars, Province of the Holy Spirithttp://www.franciscans.org.au/Capuchin Franciscan Friars of Australiahttp://www.capuchinfriars.org.au/Franciscan Friars of the Atonementhttp://www.atonementfriars.org/Order of Friars Minor, Sacred Heart Provincehttp://www.thefriars.org/Capuchin Franciscans, Province of Mid-Americahttp://www.capuchins.org/Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate Conception Provincehttp://www.franciscanseast.org/Franciscans, Irelandhttp://www.franciscans.ie/Capuchin Franciscans, Province of St. Josephhttp://www.capuchinfranciscans.org/Franciscan Friars Minor, Irelandhttp://www.irishcapuchins.com/Franciscans, Holy Name Provincehttp://www.hnp.org/index_en.cfmConventual Franciscan Friars, Province of St. Joseph of Cupertinohttp://www.franciscanfriars.org/Quotes of St. Francis of Assisi~Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenlyyou are doing the impossible.~Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.~No one is to be called an enemy, all are your benefactors, and no onedoes you harm. You have no enemy except yourselves.~It is not fitting, when one is in God's service, to have a gloomy faceor a chilling look.~It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.~Sanctify yourself and you will sanctify society.