An echo of St. Francis’s vision of God’s call to “rebuild my church” resounds in the 21st century inspiration of ‘prophetic creativity,’ a concept that appears in recent Franciscan and church documents. [...]
For the second year, virtual hugs and warm smiles filled the computer screens of between 80 and 100 regional ministers, national leaders, spiritual assistants and observers. From across the country, they converged on screen for the 2021 National Chapter, prepared to engage in discussions and make decisions for the good of the Order. [...]
Have you noticed the new slides on our Home Page? We hope so. Our team is working hard to make the website easier to use. When you visit, please take a few moments to go through the slides in the ‘image carousel’ to see what’s new. [...]
Every Friday, Diane F. Menditto, OFS Chair, National Formation Commission, emails a “FORMATION FRIDAY” [...]
We are happy to announce that the entire series of 24 topics of Father John Sullivan, O.F.M. revised course Keeping our Focus on St. Francis of Assisi is now available and easily accessible to everyone! [...]
(This article originally appeared in the TAU-USA Fall Issue #104)
2021 NAFRA Chapter and National Elections
The 2021 NAFRA Chapter will be held virtually October 26-31, 2021. Given the decision to hold the Chapter virtually, the National Elections needed to be rescheduled. The National […]
Hear O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. (Deut: 6:4-5) So begins the “Shema,” commonly known as the most important prayer in the Jewish faith. It identiﬁes that God alone is the only God, and we should love Him with all that we are and do―but so many of our prayers seem to be meditating about God rather than praying to Him. [...]
Anyone who has spent much time visiting different Franciscan fraternities is aware that there are different ways of understanding how to live out our Franciscan life.
Check out the new Prayers, Prayer Services, & Ceremonies on our website. As of Nov. 17, 2021 “PRAY WITH US” is on our Menu.
There are Six Categories of prayers.
You will find links to traditional Franciscan prayers, prayer services and ceremonies, and […]
“Would you be willing to mentor a young man in prison who wants to be a Franciscan?” What a question! What a surprise! I’m always eager to share my life with anyone who is interested, but I never imagined being asked to share our Franciscan life with a prisoner on the other side of the United States. ...