On Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22, the Wheaton Franciscans gathered for the purpose of “reconnecting and deepening as the St. Clare Regional Community. On Friday, the Sisters met to listen to updates and engage in dialogue impacting vowed life. On Saturday, Covenant Companions joined the gathering to hear an update on the continued evolution of Tau Center and to share stories personal stories of our living our Wheaton Franciscan charism. At the conclusion of the Regional Gathering, Sr. Melanie Paradis, Regional Directress, officially convened the Saint Clare Regional Assembly 2023 to be held September 20-24, 2023. This assembly will include direction setting and the election of a new regional leadership team.

May St. Clare and St. Francis be with us,
May Mother Clara watch over us,
May Spirit inspire and guide us

to be about this sacred work for our region, our congregation, and our world.

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