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Franciscan World Care Newsletters 
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June 2012
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Fall 2011
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Fall 2010
Spring 2010
Fall 2009
Spring 2009

Winter 2008
Winter 2007

Fall 2007

Franciscan World Care June 2012

Franciscan World Care Spring 2012

Franciscan World Care Fall 2011
  • "Offering opportunities for Refuge and Learning"- Bryce and Sandra Bradford, FMS missioners
  • "FMS Donors Share What Inspires Them"
  • Executive Director takes 10-day Franciscan study pilgrimage to Assisi and Rome
  • Secular Franciscan Order and FMS: Mutual Support for our journey as Lay Franciscan
  • A Warm Welcome to our New Missioner Candidates
  • "From Death to Life" St. Francis' Transitus, October 3-4, 2011
  • Mission Matters: "Updates from the Field"- current missioners' ministries in Bolivia and South Africa
  • The World Care newsletter is moving online!

Franciscan World Care Spring 2011
  • "A Garden of Friendship"- Nora Pfeiffer, FMS missioner
  • "New Faces on the FMS Board of Directors"
  • St. Camillus Franciscan Parish - FMS Thanks You!
  • "Unbunto - Working Together in South Africa"- story of Tim and Cecilia Marcy "caring, sharing, and loving" those around them while on mission
  • "Visiting Our Lay Missioners in Bolivia"- Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM
  • "A Warm Welcome to Zambia"- FMS' newest missioners, Bryce and Sandra Bradford, begin their journey in Zambia
  • "U.S. Catholic Mission Congress Signifies Renewal in Lay Mission"- highlights from the 2010 Mission Congress in Albuquerque, NM
  • "Domestic Volunteers Serve FMS and the Local D.C. Community"- besides volunteering at FMS, Susie Zagar and Rachel Roa also serve in the wider D.C. community
  • "FMS Celebrates 20 Years of International Lay Mission"- review of FMS' 20th Anniversary Celebration held October 23, 2010
  • "FMS Launches Two-Year Overseas Mission Program"- FMS moves from a 3-year to a 2-year international mission program
Franciscan World Care Fall 2010
  • "FMS Returned Missioner Becomes Franciscan Friar"- Bro. Paul O'Keeffe, OFM
  • FMS Hosts the Executive Council of the SFOs
  • Renewing One Another in Lifelong Mission: "Returned Missioners Gather in Colorado" - overview of retreat by Katie Mulembe
  • "Inside FMS' Full-Time Domestic Volunteer Program"- former domestic volunteer, Peter Mueller, reflects on his experience at FMS
  • "Lay & Religious Walking Side by Side"- Kim Smolik strengthens partnerships in Zambia and Jamaica
  • Mission Matters: "Updates from the Field"- current missioners' ministries in Bolivia and South Africa
  • "We Pray to Be Peace in the World"- Aug. 2010 peace pole planting at Casa San Salvador
Franciscan World Care Spring 2010 
  • "Rekindling the Mission: A Return to Zambia"- Katie Mulembe
  • Interesting Facts about Zambia
  • "Tree of Life"- Kim Smolik, FMS Executive Director
  • Twenty Years of World Care and Counting- Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM
  • Mission Matters: "Five New Missioners in Bolivia"- bios of the Class XXV missioners
  • Re-entry Program: "Uncovering the Highs, the Lows, and the Lessons of Mission"- overview of the Jan. 2010 re-entry program
  • Bernadette Zaker: "20 Years of Giving is a Mutual Blessing"- reflections from a woman that previously worked for FMS and continues to faithfully support the organization
  • Celebrating 20 Years of Promoting Peace- Peace Pole announcement

Franciscan World Care Fall 2009 

  • "The Opportunity to Say Yes"- Kim Smolik, FMS Executive Director
  • "What is Mission?"- overview of the Franciscan charism (insights from Sr. Illia Delio, OSF)
  • Mission Matters: "Married Couple Share Their Stories of Mission in Bolivia"- Richard Nalen
  • "Bailar en Bolivia"- Kristen Zielinski-Nalen reflects on her mission experience in Bolivia
  • 25th Missioner Commissioning
  • FMS World Care Benefit & Celebration
  • Perspectives from a Returned Missioner: "Things That Don't Make Sense"- Dan McNeil (highlights from his talk at the FMS World Care Benefit & Celebration)
Franciscan World Care Spring 2009 
  • Lenten Reflection by Patrick O'Neill, President- FMS Board of Directors
  • Greetings from Kim Smolik, FMS Executive Director
  • "Transfiguration" in Action- Bolivian Based Missioners on Retreat
  • Our Journey of Transfiguration to Become a "Faithful Servant Who Uses His Talents Wisely"
  • On the Road Again- spotlight on Jean & Lee Lechtenberg in Bolivia
  • Returned Missioners: Group 22

Franciscan World Care Winter 2008 
  • "Rediscovering the Incarnation- Continuing Along in Transition"
    • Prayer for Advent- Jane Deren
  • "Continuing Along in this Transition Year"- Doug Garofalo, Development Director
  • 18 Years of Laity in Mission in the Spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi
  • Mission Appeal Highlights
  • Group 22 Returns & Prepares for Re-entry in January 2009
  • A Christmas Story
  • 4th Annual Mission & Globalization Lecture- Featuring Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU

Franciscan World Care Winter 2007

  • "Rediscovering the Incarnation"
  • 3rd Annual Anselm Moons, OFM Awards Night- Oct. 2007
    • Award Recipient: Ms. Marie Dennis, SFO
  • Group XXIV Commissioning
  • "The Littlest Coffin"- FMS missioner Kristen Zielinski-Nalen reflects on her work at the Amanecer Orphanage in Bolivia
  • "Being Present to Life and Death in Zambia"- FMS returned missioner Katie Eberhard-Mulembe presents a talk at the US Catholic Mission Association Annual Conference
Franciscan World Care Fall 2007 
  • "Reasons for Hope"
  • "Being a Bridge"- FMS missioner Beth Riehle reflects on her mission work in Calle Real, El Salvador
  • "Healing and Support in Thailand"- FMS missioner Lynda Crone describes her work in Pattaya, Thailand
  • "Welcoming the Immigrant"- FMS returned missioner Judith Caraballo Arzuaga and her current work with the Hispanic population in Wooster, Ohio
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