Franciscan Mentor Program

A Program for Casa Community members
Saturdays, December 15, January 19,
February 16, March 16, April 13, and May 18, 9am - Noon
Fr. Kenan Osborne, OFM and Joanne Schatzlein, OSF

“Outstanding content…wonderful speaker… loved the opportunities to discuss issues.” 2011 mentor

This program educates community members about our founders, history, values and the Franciscan way of life in hopes that they will either formally or informally act as mentors to the rest of the community.

The program was launched in 2010 with the focus on St. Francis and continued in 2011 with the focus on St. Clare. This year’s program will address Franciscan spirituality as revealed by followers of Francis. You need not have attended previous programs to attend this season. The course includes readings, lectures and group interaction, and promises to be a revealing and enriching program. You are invited to join us for any or all of the following sessions:

December 15: Kenan Osborne, OFM
Topic: Franciscan Approach to the Kingdom of God

January 19: Joanne Schatzlein, OSF
Topic: Blessed Thomas of Celano, author of three hagiographies about St. Francis of Assisi

February 16: Kenan Osborne, OFM
Topic: “The Church and Islam” as exemplified yesterday and today by the followers of Francis.

March 16: Kenan Osborne, OFM
Topic: “Franciscan Ethics” as lived through the centuries by followers of Francis.

April 13: Joanne Schatzlein, OSF
Topic: Blessed Angelina of Montegiove who is credited as the foundress of what we know as the Third Order Regular Franciscans.

May 18: Joanne Schatzlein, OSF
Topic: St. Elizabeth of Hungary, daughter of a king, wife, mother, widow, servant of the poor and member of the Secular Franciscan Order.

Fee per person per session: $25.

Joanne Schatzlein, OSF, is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She holds a MA in Franciscan Studies from St. Bonaventure

Kenan Osborne, OFM, a scholar and teacher of international repute, is in a league of his own. He is continually writing books and educating students and general readers about the spiritual life. He continues to bring the words of the Gospel and St. Francis to an international audience.

We hope as many community members as are able will be part of this year’s Mentor Program.