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St. Francis College celebrates St. Clare and St. Francis Week

September 30, 2013 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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In celebration of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis College, 180 Remsen St., Brooklyn Heights, is reaffirming its belief in the ideals and values of the college’s patron saint with a series of events under the umbrella of St. Clare and St. Francis Week beginning Monday, Sept. 30 and running through Friday, Oct. 4, the day of the feast.

St. Clare and St. Francis Week focuses on Franciscan tenets such as respect for others, service to the community, social justice and care for the environment; and is a way to recognize the life and legacy of the two people who served as living models to others and inspired a worldwide movement for good that continues to thrive more than 800 years later.

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Throughout the week, all are encouraged to bring in canned goods for a food drive the College is conducting in partnership with C.H.I.P.S. Soup Kitchen in Park Slope.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m., Founders Hall, An Inconvenient Truth

This 2006 documentary, directed by Davis Guggenheim, is about former Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate people about global warming.

Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 12:30 p.m., Founders Hall, The Saint and the Sultan


Paul Moses, author of “The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace,” will offer special presentation and discussion on the trip St. Francis of Assisi took during the Crusades to visit Sultan Malik al-Kamil of Egypt.

Thursday, Oct. 3 at 11:10 a.m., Callahan Center, Interfaith Prayer Service

Students, faculty and administrators from a variety of ethnicities and religions will come together to share their common goal of improving the world around them.

Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 a.m., Steps of St. Francis College, Blessing of the Animals

On the Feast of St. Francis, St. Francis College welcomes all animal lovers to attend the college’s first annual Blessing of the Animals.

Friday, Oct. 4 at 12:30 p.m., Franciscan Brothers Chapel, Mass for Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

The Mass for the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi will be celebrated by Fr. Brian Jordan, OFM, Director of St. Francis College’s Campus Ministry.

In addition, a Franciscan Photo Gallery will be on display in the Mcardle Hall through Oct. 7. The images feature a collection of Franciscan sites and scenes.


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