Dear Brothers and Sisters of the OFS of the United States,
CIOFS, our international fraternity, has prepared a special gift for us to help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rule. It is a 12-minute video, entitled, “Forty years of the ‘New’ Rule. A Treasure for the OFS.” It provides an historical perspective on the Rule of 1978 and a beautiful summary.
Click video to the right to watch the English version right now, right on this page. The links below will take you to each of the four language versions on YouTube. Please send a link to all of your fraternities and members. View the video and celebrate the rule together. Take some time to discuss and contemplate its message. Celebrate this great treasure in your hearts and carry it with you throughout the day.
This video is available in the four official languages:
- English: https://youtu.be/Y2eUXrAuWO4
- Spanish: https://youtu.be/pmmB-F_y5AA
- Italian: https://youtu.be/o-bqH5uIrU4
- French: https://youtu.be/59gsZbIKxK0
The code below can be used to embed the videos in a webpage or social media post:
- English: Copy to Clipboard
- Spanish: Copy to Clipboard
- Italian: Copy to Clipboard
- French: Copy to Clipboard
Thank you so much! This was beautifully done.
This is a great video! We are going to use this at our opening meeting for the new year as a recommitment activity for our Fraternity.
What a wonderful presentation of the history of our precious Rule. Thank you to all who worked so diligently on this presentation, especially Bob and Mary Stronach, OFS, Marsha Kistner, OFS, and Bill Wicks, OFS. We have shared it with St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity in Debary, FL and will be sharing it with the Little Flowers of St. Francis Fraternity in Daytona Beach, FL next month. God bless you all – peace and all good.
This short film was very informative and really made me feel happy to be a Franciscan. this needs to be shared with all members and future members of the Third Order.
What an inspired video!!! Another gift! What a terrific way to start out the jubilee Year. I shared it with family and friends who don’t know much about the OFS. Great vocation drawing tool!
Wonderfully presented and bless you for providing code for our local websites!!!
Peace to you….
The video clearly portrayed the essence of the Secular Franciscan Order over time, and reminds us of who we are, how we came into being, and where we need to go as a Franciscan Family in the years ahead of us. It reaffirms our commitment to the Franciscan life in the way of our Seraphic Father Francis, and our anonymity as an Order. It was very well done, and will be considered a valued tool to be used during the formation of new Candidates in my Region.
Very Inspiring as I am discerning if I am being called to be a secular Franciscan. This has always been on the back burner of my heart. I love St. Francis and was born on his feast day. Elaine Jimenez, Villa Park, Il
Thank you for compiling this video celebrating 40 years of our Rule. It is very well done and speaks to the heart of every Secular Franciscian.