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Fr Bernie Thomas, OFM
A Prayer of
A Prayer of St Francis
Most High, glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart
and give me true faith,
certain hope, perfect charity,
sense and knowledge, Lord,
and that I may carry out
Your holy and true command.
– from the first recorded prayer of St Francis,
The Prayer before the Crucifix
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The Holy Land Franciscans of Australia
The Order of Friars Minor (OFM) is a worldwide Catholic religious Order with its headquarters in Rome. The Order is divided into entities known as Provinces and Custodies.
The Holy Spirit Province (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei) is led by a Provincial Minister who is elected for a six year term. He is assisted in this duty by a provincial vicar and a provincial council – a total of six friars who share this service of leadership within the brotherhood.
The community fosters individual and communal lives of prayer and devotion, developing the experience of prayer, contemplation and community. Through this fraternity, the Order invests in the formation, education and support of our Friars towards proclaiming the Gospel.