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OCTOBER 11th!  (2-4:30 p.m.) Join us for our second annual Celebration of St. Francis and the Canticle of the Cosmos.  We will begin with good food and conversation followed by a program featuring Sister Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF.  She will discuss ‘Francis then, Pope Francis now and a consciousness for all of creation’.  We will then process to our Cosmic Walk for a celebration of the Canticle of the Creatures with the Tau Choir.  Included will be a blessing of the new retreat space, La Verna, located in the Motherhouse.  All are welcome to return to The Port for more good food and conversation.  Artwork by Sister Kay Francis Berger, OSF, Joliet Franciscan, and an artist’s rendering of our proposed butterfly garden to be created in the center of The Cosmic Walk will also be part of this event.

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