12 Weeks of Franciscan Peace is a beautiful way to prepare for the coming of the Prince of Peace. The program is available in English, Spanish, and Korean and includes thoughts or themes for each week, a reflection, a Psalm fragment, a reflection question, resolution, and prayer.
The Season of Creation is a period that brings together the entire Christian community worldwide to pray and take action for the care of the environment. It begins on September 1st with the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation and ends on October 4th with the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Check out this resources to help you observe the season.
Franciscans are invited to join a dialogue featuring Synodaility and Lay Leadership sponsored by the USCCB on Thursday, Aug. 25. . . .
A free new formation resource on the Gospel life of Francis based on the Early Rule is available for download from St. Bonaventure University. It includes links to a 30-part series of short YouTube videos on the life of St. Francis completed by Franciscan scholars Fr. Wayne Hellmann, O.F.M. Conv., and Dr. Jay Hammond of St. Louis University.
More than 600 Secular Franciscans are in Phoenix for the 20th OFS-USA Quinquennial Congress. Videos featuring the keynote talks are available on the website.
For all Quinquinnial attendees seeking the Pardon of Assisi Indulgence: There will be a 5 p.m. Mass on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the St. Mary's Basilica, Phoenix. For more information on this indulgence, see https://www.secularfranciscansusa.org/2022/07/30/the-pardon-of-assisi-the-porziuncola-indulgence-august-2/
A National Eucharistic Revival intended to nurture devotion to the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist begins on June 19, 2022, the solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, also known as Corpus Christi.
In a recent letter, Minister General Tibor Kauser, requests both individual Secular Franciscans and fraternities to participate in the Synod on Synodality, asking for our “precious contributions.” The National Fraternity agrees that this historic event needs our active participation.
Minister General Tibor Kauser Calls on Franciscans to Honor the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and Always
"Let us ask for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit focusing now on fraternal life, on our vocation, and on our identity." Tibor Kauser, CIOFS Minister General