Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Peace and all good!
The National Formation Commission wants to be sure that you have seen the excellent reports that were produced as a result of a conference held in Rome in March of 2019 celebrating the 40th anniversary of the approval of the Rule of 1978.
The topics and presenters were (click links to open/download):
- The Pauline Rule of the Order of Franciscan Penitents – Summary History – Benedetto Lino, OFS
- Implementation of the Pauline Rule – Current Challenges – Encarnacion del Pozo, OFS
- Spiritual Features of the New OFS Rule – Michèle Altmeyer, OFS
- The Secular Franciscan Order – Living Memory Of The Early Franciscan Preaching – P. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap
Each presenter offers us a wonderful background and understanding of our Rule.
We hope that you will find the information interesting and useful and that you will include it in your fraternity (or personal) ongoing formation programs.
Peace and blessings,
Diane F. Menditto, OFS
Chair, National Formation Commission
Minister, Our Lady of the Angels Region
(Note: these documents are also available by clicking “40th Anniversary of the Rule of 1978” on the Guidelines, Forms & Other Resources page.)