October 6, 2015
Over this past weekend, FrancisCorps in both Syracuse and Costa Rica celebrated the Feast of St. Francis! On Saturday, the volunteers in Syracuse attended the Blessing of the Animals, sponsored by the Franciscan Church of the Assumption. There they enjoyed the company of Button, the Golden Retriever! Later that evening, Blake, Ana, Corrinne, Marie, and Joe all helped with the Transitus ceremony, a celebration of St. Francis’ passage from death into eternal life. They proclaimed reflections on the life of St. Francis and processed with an image of St. Francis to the Sanctuary at Assumption Church. Sunday, the volunteers celebrated the Feast with Mass at Assumption. In Alajuela, Caroline, Johanna, Erin, and Brady also participated in a Transitus service. Brady lent a hand proclaiming one of the readings! The next day they traveled to Belén to celebrate the diaconate ordination of one of the Friars.
All of us here at FrancisCorps pray everyone had a wonderful and blessed Feast of St. Francis!