(These Puzzles and Important Information originally appeared in the TAU-USA Spring 2024 Digital Issue #111 – GOSPEL TO LIFE BOOKSTORE INFORMATION IS UPDATED)

PUZZLES – Word Search Puzzle and Word Scramble Puzzle  & Solutions


From the National Treasurer:

Traditionally this issue of the TAU-USA, contains the financial statement of the National Fraternity for the previous calendar year. However, during the National Executive Council meeting March 7-11, 2024, it was decided that it would be prudent and in the interest of cyber security that we no longer print financial details in the TAU-USA. The financial statement for the year ending December 31, 2023, has been provided to Regional Ministers to share with members in their Regions. Please contact your regional minister for a copy. The financial statement is for members and is not to be shared with people outside of the OFS-USA. If there is a request from someone outside the National Fraternity, please ask them to contact National Treasurer, Claudia Kauzlarich, OFS,     claudiakauz.sfo@gmail.com.


Link for placing an order with Smoky Valley Printing:

Click to access Smoky-Valley-update-Dec2023.pdf

Opportunity to Serve-National Historian Position Opening_

The National Executive Council is seeking applicants for the position of National Historian. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, or if you would like to nominate someone for the position, please contact National Secretary Susan Ronan, OFS, at ofsusasecretary@gmail.com for an application form

prior to May 5, 2024.

 The qualities required for the position of National Historian include:

  • An interest in the history of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States
  • The ability to conduct research, and good writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with the structure of the Secular Franciscan Order
  • A willingness to reach out to various Secular Franciscan Order groups, and the wider Franciscan family
  • Ability to travel, as needed, to do research
  • Willingness to gain knowledge of the OFS Archives at St. Bonaventure University
  • The time and ability to begin writing the next volume of OFS History in the USA


OFS USA has a new gmail account for the Gospel To Life Bookstore featuring the new soft-bound brown Rule book, fraternity registers, and the National Fraternity Journal printed to celebrate the Quinquennial. 

Email:  GospelToLifeBookstore@gmail.com