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Lester Bach, OFM Cap.

Mary Bittner, SFO

2011 Summer Seminar for SFOs

Fr. Lester Bach and Mary Bittner
To Explore 'Aspects of Fraternity Life'

"Aspects of Fraternity Life" is the topic for the 4th Annual Summer Seminar for Secular Franciscans that runs Thursday evening, June 23, through Sunday lunch, June 26, at St. Francis University in Loretto, PA.

The presenters are Fr. Lester Bach, OFM Cap., and Mary Bittner, SFO.

Father Lester is a national spiritual assistant to the Secular Franciscan Order and author of several formation and Franciscan spirituality books. He has been director of a retreat center and is currently stationed at San Damiano Friary in Madison, WI.

Mary is a national councilor for the National Fraternity and former regional minister with Divine Mercy Region. She is a research assistant professor at University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, and she resides in Ypsilanti, MI.

The seminar is limited to 100 participants. The registration fee covers registration, air-conditioned dorm room, van shuttle to/from dorm, and all meals.

Early registration, prior to April 30, is $260 for a single room or $220 per person for a double room. After April 30, the fee is $285 and $240 per person, respectively. No registrations accepted after June 9.

To register, send check (payable to St. Francis University) and registration form (with name, fraternity name and region, address, home phone, work/cell phone and email address) to:

Cecilia Maljan, SFO
1111 Freyburg Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203-1211

Registration Form (Word doc) (PDF doc)

Schedule (Word doc) (PDF doc)