FRANKLIN, Wis. — The July 24 newsletter of the Assumption BVM Provincebased here cautions friars to take care of their skin when out in the summer sun.
It reminds readers that while a tan can be considered a sign of a good appearance, it is actually sun damage. The article encourages friars to use sunscreen and avoid the sun during its peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In addition to health tips, the newsletter discussed how to grow old gracefully. Friars are invited to attend an interprovincial elder retreat scheduled for Nov. 9 to 13 at St. Francis Hall at San Pedro Center in Winter Park, Fla. The retreat will explore how growing old gracefully is a Christian, Franciscan and human process.
The retreat features Frs. Dismas Bonner, OFM, and David Crank, OFM. The registration deadline is Oct. 30, and its cost is $450, including meals and snacks.
The newsletter also discussed a recent retreat attended by the Assumption Province Definitorium, the transitions of several friars and a ministry opportunity for a spiritual assistant.
The Aug. 22 Provincial Newsletter included a story about the annual meeting of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) held Aug 5 to 8 in St. Louis.