The Ministers General, gathered in Assisi have called us to unite in a day of prayer and fasting for peace, tomorrow, October 11. Please see the attached letter [Copy of letter in this blog and link to the letter with signatures] that was composed on Oct. 4, and is now being sent to us from CIOFS. Please share this invitation widely. The thirty-eight members of the National Fraternity Council, along with many observers, will be gathering tomorrow for the opening of our National Fraternity (NAFRA) Elective Chapter. We will stand together in prayer for this intention.
Franciscans are invited to join a dialogue featuring Synodaility and Lay Leadership sponsored by the USCCB on Thursday, Aug. 25. . . .
"In the writings of St. Francis, such as the Volterra text (Letter to All the Faithful) which is included in The Rule of the OFS, we are reminded again and again that Franciscans are called to be penitents, to pray and fast. For these reasons this ancient tradition is important to us. St. Michael’s Lent is a period of 40 days, honoring Mary and St. Michael the Archangel. It begins on the Feast of the Assumption and ends on The Feast of the Archangels. ...
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.
St. Bonaventure University has announced its summer line-up of formation offerings. Many will be offered through Zoom. A detailed description of all the courses is available on the St. Bonaventure conference website.
Join a 10-month study of the Beatitudes sponsored by the Secular Franciscan Order beginning Saturday, Feb. 19.
The National Executive Council met the week before Christmas and, after prayerful consideration and some good conversation about the wonderful slate of nominees, we made our decision on the appointment of two new members to the Duns Scotus Formation Fund Board (DSFF).
A rich array of texts and presentations from the 2021 Chapter meeting are conveniently accessible now on the website.
What does a university professor, a Bishop, two married couples and a married woman have in common? They are all keynote speakers at the 2022 Q, August 3 – 7, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.