The process of becoming a professed Secular Franciscan is a journey that involves three separate stages (the process of Formation) and culminates in a lifelong commitment to live the gospel following the example of St. Francis of Assisi. Our Mother of Sorrows will be starting a new group for those interested in beginning the first stage of formation – Orientation. This three month process will educate you about the Secular Franciscans and help you explore if you have a call to go further in the formation process. We will meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Grand Rapids. Please call Michelle Bryk, Formation Minister if you are interested in learning more or joining us in formation – (616) 361-8489.