Programs

THE ASSISI PROJECT
OUR MOTHER OF THE TENDER HEART
SATURDAY, MAY 7TH

A Morning of Prayer & Reflection

An icon is a religious work of art that according to faith and tradition serves as a window into the spiritual world. In the Roman Catholic tradition, icons are sometimes referred to as the “Bible of the Poor” because throughout history, along with statuary and stained glass windows, they enabled those who could not read an opportunity to learn about the holy scriptures and the lives of the saints through sacred imagery.

Despite this sad development, all are invited to the Assisi Project for a Morning of Prayer & Reflection with iconographer Jody Cole’s rendering of the Kardiotissa or Mother of the Tender Heart. This beautiful, hand painted icon was blessed on the so-called Kardiotissa which many people around the world believe is the source of countless miraculous healings.

This special morning of prayer and devotion will begin with the celebration of Holy Mass at 8:00am in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church. After Mass, Cliff Garvey will offer a reflection on the Kardiotissa icon and lead us in praying the Franciscan Rosary which focuses on the Seven Joys of the Blessed Virgin Mary. We can think of no better way of beginning the month of May than by praying with Our Mother of the Tender Heart! For more information, please contact Cliff at cgarvey@ccgronline.com. Spread the word! All are welcome! May the Risen Lord give you peace!

Learn More: Jody Cole Icons

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THE ASSISI PROJECT PODCAST
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Founded by Father Jim and Cliff, the Assisi Project is a Fellowship of Franciscans in Spirit that is dedicated to helping believers of all ages to more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare. In response to the pandemic, Father Jim asked Cliff to look back on nearly two decades of ministry as a catechist, spiritual director, and leader of retreats and pilgrimages; and to create a regular series of podcasts (audio recordings) as a way of continuing his adult faith formation ministry. As of this weekend, Cliff has already created more than fifty podcasts and with more on the way! These podcasts are free and always available! Just click on the link below our library!

For more information about the Assisi Project, please contact Cliff at cgarvey@assisiproject.com. All are welcome to support our podcast ministry via PayPal or smile.amazon.comor by sending a donation to the Assisi Project, Post Office Box 3158, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01931-3158. Thanks for listening! May the Lord give you peace! Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us! Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us!

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THE ASSISI PROJECT
A FELLOWSHIP OF FRANCISCANS IN SPIRIT
INTERCESSORY PRAYER MINISTRY

Founded in 2007, the Assisi Project is a Fellowship of Franciscans in Spirit with members, friends, and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We are dedicated to helping Christian believers of all ages to more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ in the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Members of the Assisi Project, ranging in age from 14 to 97, pray every day for those who ask for our prayers. If you would like our fellowship to pray for you or your special intention, please contact Cliff Garvey at cgarvey@assisiproject.com. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us! Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us! May the Lord give you peace, now and always!

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THE ASSISI PROJECT
A FELLOWSHIP OF FRANCISCANS IN SPIRIT
PILGRIMAGE & PARISH RETREAT MINISTRY

Founded in 2007, the Assisi Project is a Fellowship of Franciscans in Spirit with members, friends, and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We are dedicated to helping Christian believers of all ages to more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ in the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare of Assisi. Our team of experienced spiritual directors are available for days of prayer and mission-retreats for your parish, fraternity, or organization. Recent offerings include:

  • Joy & Power of the Rosary
  • Joy & Suffering with Padre Pio
  • Joy of the Gospel: The Vocation to Everyday Holiness
  • Light & Darkness: Workshop on Spiritual Combat
  • Little Flowers of Saint Francis & Pope Francis
  • Living Scripture with Francis & Clare
  • Mary, Mother of God & Mother of All People
  • Prayer & Healing with the Children of Fatima
  • Rebuilding the Church with Saint Francis of Assisi
  • Sharing the Wisdom of Time with Pope Francis

Since our founding, the Assisi Project has led fourteen pilgrimages (to Assisi, Fatima & Lourdes, and the Holy Land); twelve weekend or week-long parish retreats or missions; and dozens of days of prayer for adult disciples of all ages. For more information about how we can help you and your community deepen its life of prayer and spirituality, please contact Cliff Garvey at cgarvey@assisiproject.com. Saint Francis of Assisi, pray for us! Saint Clare of Assisi, pray for us! Our Lady of the Angels, pray for us! May the Lord give you peace!

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THE ASSISI PROJECT
A FELLOWSHIP OF FRANCISCANS IN SPIRIT
SPIRITUAL DIRECTION MINISTRY

Thomas Merton once wrote: “Spiritual direction is, in reality, nothing more than a way of leading us to see and obey the real director, the Holy Spirit, hidden in the depths of our soul.” In this spirit and in an effort to help adult disciples (in the Roman Catholic Church) grow closer to their Risen Lord in a confidential and supportive environment. Cliff Garvey, the Assisi Project’s co-founder and spiritual director, is available for both individual and small-group spiritual direction on a regular or one-time only basis. For more information, please contact Cliff at cgarvey@assisiproject.com. Saint Francis, pray for us! Saint Clare, pray for us! Our Lady of Angels, pray for us! May the Lord give you peace!

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ABOUT US

Founded in 2007, the Assisi Project is a Fellowship of Franciscans in Spirit with members, friends, and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa. We are dedicated to helping Christian believers of all ages to more faithfully live the Gospel of Christ in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare. The Assisi Project is a non-profit, tax exempt charitable  organization. All are welcome to support our ministry via PayPal or smile.amazon.comor by sending a donation to the Assisi Project, Post Office Box 3158, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01931-3158. For more information about the Assisi Project and our upcoming opportunities for formation, prayer, and pilgrimage, please contact Cliff Garvey at cgarvey@assisiproject.com. May the Lord give you peace!

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