Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha Region Secular Franciscans
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June 26-29 at St. Francis University, Loretto, PA
Servant Leadership Seminar
For Secular Franciscans

by Cecilia Maljan, SFO, and Fr. Kevin Queally, TOR

A Summer Seminar on Developing Servant Leadership will be held Thursday evening, June 26, through Sunday noon, June 29, at Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA. The National Executive Council of NAFRA strongly encourages Secular Franciscans from around the country to hear Fr. Bernie Tickerhoof, TOR, and Anne Mulqueen, SFO, discuss “Development of Lay Leadership in the Secular Franciscan Order”, one of the most recognized concerns at all levels of the Order.

The seminar begins with dinner at 5 p.m. Thursday, followed by Evening Prayer, Conference Session #1, and a social. Both Friday and Saturday will feature three conference sessions each, along with Mass, prayer services, and socials. Both days begin with breakfast at 8, then prayer at 9:15, and the day’s first session at 9:45. Friday’s last conference begins at 7:30, and is followed with a social. Saturday follows a similar pattern with the day’s last conference at 7 p.m., followed by Mass at 9 p.m. and a social. Sunday morning will feature the last of the weekend’s eight conference sessions, followed with a wrap-up session and ending with lunch at noon. Topics are: Discernment of Gifts; Basic Choices; Servant Leadership; Listening (Compassion & Empathy); Leadership Styles; Decision Making; Crisis & Conflict; and Leadership Development & Training.

The total cost for the weekend is $210 single, and $170 double, which includes room, meals, campus shuttle, and registration fee. For those who would prefer to commute and pay for meals as needed, the cost will be $65 for Thursday through Sunday, or $35 per day.

This seminar is for ALL SFOs, not only those currently in leadership roles at the various levels of the Order, or those considering assuming these positions in the future. Each one of us is a leader in some aspect of our life, in our fraternities, in our parishes, and in our daily lives. So everyone one will benefit from attending this seminar. And to top it all off, it is another opportunity to be with our Franciscan brothers and sisters from different parts of the country again.

If you have questions about the seminar, please email Fr. Kevin Queally, TOR, or call him at 814-472-3367 (daytime).

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