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Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate

Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate in St. Louis, Missouri On July 7, 2009 the Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate (TOR-FCN) was given official approval by the Vatican, established its Novitiate House in St. Louis MO., and received its first group of novices in August 2010.  Since the early 1990s, religious congregations of Franciscan TOR women have provided a high quality canonical novitiate experience for their new members by pooling their personnel and financial resources.  The TOR-FCN is a merger of two regional common Franciscan novitiates, one in the Eastern part of the country, and the other in the Midwest. The TOR-FCN immerses novices in a rhythm of prayer, study, leisure, community service, common living, inter-congregational learning and personal growth.    Two on-site novice ministers are in frequent communication with the home congregational novice ministers, and great efforts are made to strengthen ties to the home congregation, while simultaneously providing the novices with a peer group. Currently, thirty-one TOR congregations of Franciscan women participate in the Franciscan Common Novitiate.  How to become a member congregation Fees and Tuition For further information please contact: Sr. Rose Wisniewski, OSF Sr. Maureen McCarthy, SSSF TOR-FCN Co Ministers of Novices 314-561-4111 Rosew4@att.net mmccarthy@sssf.org Sr. Margaret  Mary Kimmins, OSF TOR-FCN Membership Committee 716-373-0200 mkimmons@fsallegany.org Sr. Linda Mershon, FSPA Chair, TOR-FCN Governing Board 608-791-5280 lmershon@fspa.org Visit our website:  www.newfranciscans.org or www.franfed.org/tor-fcn Learn more about the TOR FCN in our new brochure
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Third Order Regular

Franciscan Common

Novitiate

Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate in St. Louis, Missouri On July 7, 2009 the Third Order Regular Franciscan Common Novitiate (TOR-FCN) was given official approval by the Vatican, established its Novitiate House in St. Louis MO., and received its first group of novices in August 2010.  Since the early 1990s, religious congregations of Franciscan TOR women have provided a high quality canonical novitiate experience for their new members by pooling their personnel and financial resources.  The TOR-FCN is a merger of two regional common Franciscan novitiates, one in the Eastern part of the country, and the other in the Midwest. The TOR-FCN immerses novices in a rhythm of prayer, study, leisure, community service, common living, inter- congregational learning and personal growth.  Two on-site novice ministers are in frequent communication with the home congregational novice ministers, and great efforts are made to strengthen ties to the home congregation, while simultaneously providing the novices with a peer group. Currently, thirty-one TOR congregations of Franciscan women participate in the Franciscan Common Novitiate.  How to become a member congregation Fees and Tuition For further information please contact: Sr. Rose Wisniewski, OSF Sr. Maureen McCarthy, SSSF TOR-FCN Co Ministers of Novices 314-561-4111 Rosew4@att.net mmccarthy@sssf.org
Sr. Margaret  Mary Kimmins, OSF TOR-FCN Membership Committee 716-373-0200 mkimmons@fsallegany.org Sr. Linda Mershon, FSPA Chair, TOR-FCN Governing Board 608-791-5280 lmershon@fspa.org Visit our website:  www.newfranciscans.org or www.franfed.org/tor-fcn Learn more about the TOR FCN in our new brochure