January 20th-22nd, 2017

Fr. Bob Barbato OFM Cap

Francis of Assisi: Gospel Merchant

St. Francis was the son of a successful cloth merchant.  After his conversion, he used the skills he learned to preach the faith and promote the Gospel of Christ.  We will explore Francis’ life as a “Gospel Merchant” and reflect on how we are called to spread the good news of Christ in our world today.

Fr. Robert Barbato is a Capuchin Franciscan friar who lives in Berkeley and works with the friars in formation.  He has given retreats on Franciscan Spirituality to many Secular Franciscan groups as well as other retreatants.