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Welcome April 11, 2007

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Welcome from the Minister Provincial

Ted Witham

We are an Independent Order within the Anglican Church of Australia but are also part of the Society of St. Francis, within which there are three Orders: The Brothers and Sisters of the First Order live a community life under vows and express their dedication to Christ by outward service to others. The Second Order of Sisters is an enclosed contemplative Order in the UK. and US. The Third Order of Sisters and Brothers consists of women and men both lay and ordained who are vowed to a lifelong commitment to Christ and bear witness to the Gospel life in their homes and in the occupations in which they believe God has called them. We are drawn to the examples of St. Francis and St Clare who took to heart the Gospel and followed Christ. Our aim as a Society is to make our Lord known and loved everywhere, to promote the spirit of love and harmony, and to live simply. This is the obedience which the Gospel lays upon us and which shapes our lives and attitudes.

The Rev Ted Witham tssf.

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