20th Quinquennial Congress Photo Gallery

The Quinquennial opened Wednesday, Aug. 3, with dinner and song, followed by the Opening Mass of the 20th Quinquennial Congress of the Secular Franciscan Order. Mass was celebrated at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. (Photos by Bob Stronach, OFS)
Photo gallery from the Quinquennial, Aug. 3-7


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.

Complete PowerPoint that accompanied Fr. Couturier’s talk:

Secular Franciscans. August 4. 2022.Updated

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.


Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., talks to Secular Franciscans about the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi in the age of Pope Francis. This keynote address was delivered at the 20th Quinquennial Congress in Phoenix, AZ, on Aug. 5, 2022.


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.

Latest news from the Q!

Gospel Life of St. Francis Handbook Available for Free Digital Download

August 6th, 2022|6 Comments

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.