Georgia Bulletin

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St. Philip Benizi Hosts Day Of Franciscan Spirituality

By St. Philip Benizi Hosts Day Of Franciscan Spirituality | Published March 4, 2004

A Day of Franciscan Spirituality will be held on Saturday, March 27, at St. Philip Benizi Church in Jonesboro.

St. Francis of Assisi has been called “everybody’s saint” because of his popularity all over the world. Many people associate him with gardens and animals for he loved all creation and saw within it the Creator.

The day will include various presentations and workshops on Franciscan life and saints. Participants can learn about the lives of St. Francis and St. Clare; sit in on a teaching about the San Damiano Cross or discover Franciscan saints. There will be an opportunity to make a craft memento to remember the day. A film will be shown, and there will be a “Franciscan Hall of Fame.”

The day will begin with registration from 9:10-9:30 a.m. The first workshop will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the day will end at 4 p.m. with music and prayer. Morning Mass will be held at 8:30 a.m. and the vigil Mass will be at 5 p.m. A $12 fee includes the cost of lunch and all materials. Early registration is encouraged, and all registrations must be in by March 24. All are welcome. Register by sending name, address, phone number and $12 to St. Philip Benizi Church, 591 Flint River Road, Jonesboro 30238-3452, attn. Mary Mauldin. For information call the church at (770) 478-0178, ext. 114 or e-mail