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Franciscan Gold: 2nd edition (now only $20) April 18, 2009

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Join in the celebration of the golden anniversary of the first Tertiary in our region. Franciscan Gold is the history of the 50 years since the first member was admitted in Papua New Guinea in 1959, written by Denis Woodbridge. Copies can be ordered online using the link on the resources page for $20 plus $5 postage anywhere in the world.
Alternatively, cheques in Australian Dollars made payable to TSSF (WA) may be sent to The Provincial Secretary, TSSF, 5 Mandora Way, Riverton, WA 6148.

2009 TSSF Newsletter April 18, 2009

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The first 2009 edition of the TSSF Australia and East Asia Newsletter can now be downloaded from this link.

An Order of Penitents April 1, 2009

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The Third Order marks the Friday before Palm Sunday as The Day of Penitence. On this day, Tertiaries meet to remind ourselves that St Francis founded the Third Order as an order of penitents, that is, people who take their Christian faith seriously.

We ask God to continue to forgive and heal us as we prepare to remember God’s love for us as shown by Jesus on the Cross.

Many Tertiaries will pray this Collect on the Day of Penitence:

Lord our God,
grant us grace to desire you with our whole heart;
that so desiring, we may seek and find you;
that so finding, may love you;
and so loving, may hate those sins
from which you have delivered us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

May you find a blessing on your journey.

Ted Witham tssf
Minister Provincial