Fortnight For Freedom

Franciscan Sisters, Brothers
and Lay Faithful
join Fortnight for Freedom

MERIDEN, CT (06-21-2012) - The Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist along with the Franciscan Brothers of the Eucharist and the Franciscan lay faithful across the United States are participating in the Fortnight for Freedom called for by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Fortnight for Freedom is a two-week period of prayer for the preservation of religious liberty in the United States.

The Franciscan Community has scheduled special prayer and devotions for each day of the fortnight, including Mass for religious liberty, rosary, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, fasting, reading of the USCCB documents on religious liberty, presentations on the current crisis of religious freedom, praying Daytime Hours in addition to the regular Liturgy of the Hours and praying the prayers recommended by the USCCB.

For more information on the Fortnight for Freedom see the USCCB web site.

(Above) Postulant Denelle Ryan (left) and Franciscan Land Program participant Kate Rzegocki hold the flag outside the Franciscan Sisters' chapel in Meriden as people come to Mass for the first day of the Fortnight for Freedom.