BREAKING NEWS! Familia Jacopa (Family of Jacopa) is a new Catholic Franciscan family forming in Steubenville, Ohio, U.S.A.. Thanks to all of the encouragement of my Forum friends, Spiritual Directors, Secular Franciscan Community, friends especially my widow friends; I am now making this public. Please see my Web Blog; Familia Jacopa at:*
This family is for widows and*single women*of all ages. There are two communities; Familia Jacopa and Sororum Jacopa (Sisters of Jacopa).*
The Familia Jacopa will have dual formation in the Secular Franciscan Order and with the community (FJ). Women can either live in Steubenville in community at the house/convent or in their own homes. Members could also live elsewhere and receive formation.*
The Sororum Jacopa will be born out of the Familia Jacopa and proposes to become a religious community, Franciscan TOR.
My directors have told me to start living the life, make it public to invite inquirers and to continue writing the Constitutions and other needed materials. I hope to have an appointment to present this to the Bishop of Steubenville within a few months.*
Pax et Bonum, Kathleen Marshall, ofs