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Why Did St. Francis Succeed?

What factors in civic and church circles created the stage upon which St. Francis shared his
message with the world? 

Location: Duns Scotus Franciscan Library

125 Thompson Street

New York, New York 10012

Sr.  Margaret Carney is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities. She is President Emerita of St. Bonaventure University and has lectured widely on Franciscan history and spirituality. Her own research concentrates on early Franciscan lay penitents and Franciscan women. She has served in various positions within the Franciscan academic world and also seeks opportunities to open the riches of Franciscan legacy with today's seekers after a life of spiritual depth and social concern.

We'll be taking the Express bus over to Manhattan, meeting at 10:30 to begin our day together- bus stop to be determined

Interested? You may meet us at the Library for the lecture, or join us before for a light brunch at Vin et Fleurs, 69 Thompson Street at 11:30 a.m. You can browse the menu at


Later Event: April 19
Fraternity Meeting