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

The complete transcript of Fr. Coutier’s talk:

Fr. D. Couturier OFMCap_2022 Q Keynote

Fr. David Courtier Talk-en Espanol

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.


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.


“Jubilee!  Rejoice in the Choice! A Celebration of Conversion:  Past, Present, and Future” is the title of the heartfelt keynote delivered by five Secular Franciscans on Saturday, Aug. 6.  The speakers are Doug and Marion Clorey, OFS, of Prince Edward Island, Canada; Tim and Kathy Taormina, OFS, and their daughter Lori Hinker, OFS, all of Apple Valley, MN.

Complete transcripts of their talks follow.

Doug Clorey Quinquennial

Marion Clorey Quinquennial

Clorey Quinquennial Korean translation

K.Taormina OFS ,T.Taormina OFS .  L.Hinker OFS_Quinquennial

K. and T. Taormina  and L. Hinker presentation Korean translation

PowerPoint from Doug and Marion Clorey’s talk:

Quinquennial Clorey_ppt

Quinquennial Clorey PPT Korean translation

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

August 6th, 2022|9 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.