Fr. David Couturier, OFM Cap., opened the Quinquennial keynote series with “Called to Build a More Fraternal and Evangelical World: Secular Franciscans as a Community of Care and Moral Transformation.” He spoke to a packed room in Phoenix, AZ, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022.
Fr. David B. Couturier, OFM Cap., has just released a handbook with 24 videos that is available to all Secular Franciscans through St. Bonaventure University. Go to https://www.sbu.edu/academics/academic-resources/franciscan-institute/gospel-life-of-st.-francis-handbook to download. The book is called The Gospel Life of St. Francis: An Introduction to His Writings Through the Earlier Rule. You must complete a one-minute survey before accessing the materials.
Minister General Tibor Kauser, OFS, and Vice-Minister General Mary Stronach, OFS, speak to Secular Franciscans about our Franciscan calling in the spirit of conversion at the 20th Quinquennial Congress in Phoenix, AZ.
The OFS-USA Accessibility Committee welcomed and accommodated brothers and sisters who live with a disability or are deaf. All keynote talks were signed, and a session was held to teach the art of signing to everyone. See the results in these videos.