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Did You Know – Copying Calendars into MS Word

Sometime we don’t have time to get on the internet and sometime it is down!!!

You can put any of the Calendars from this website into a MS Word document and save it to a folder in your Documents on your computer.
If you have Microsoft Word, you can copy the whole calendar and paste it into Word.
Before or after you paste it into the Word Document, change the Orientation from Portrait to Landscape.
 Then you can Insert a Heading — if you want — for the Month & Year.
You can change it into a PDF format by the Save As to PDF.
And you have it.   
The links are carried into both the Word and the PDF documents. 
If your internet is available, you can pull up the info for the event on the calendar right from the document.
By placing your cursor over the entry of the day in your document, the link pops up and tells you to hit the  “ctrl”  key at the same time you press the right click on the mouse…  (most times I have to try it a time or 2 to get the sequence right) 
2020-11-01T14:35:45-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Categories: Did You Know|0 Comments

Did You Know – New on Home Page “Fraternity Life”

Check out our HOME PAGE:

OFS-USA National Priority 2018-2021
Fraternity Life

Secular Franciscans live the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in fraternal communion. We have a specific way of being in the world, and a specific way of being together. This fraternal communion is a constitutive element of our vocation.

“Fidelity to their own charism, Franciscan and secular, and the witness of building fraternity sincerely and openly are their principal services to the Church, which is the community of love. They should be recognized in it by their ‘being’ from which their mission springs.” (General Constitutions, Art. 100.3)

Formation resources on “Fraternity Life” can be found here.

“May the fraternal bonds of community always be our help, so that we may reach the goal of perfect Christian love.” — from the Secular Franciscan Rite of Profession to the Gospel Life

2020-02-24T11:29:49-05:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: Did You Know|4 Comments

Did You Know – About Digests & Where to Find

The Digests can be accessed through “Resources”

– “Initial Formation” – “Miscellaneous Documents”

Then   ” * Come & See Digests”

The Digests are very helpful for Initial Formation and On-Going Formation.

Eight of the  Digest (4 pages each) are in one file on our National website.

Come and See Digests link

  1.  Francis Of Assisi: Spiritual Father And Guide by Thérèse A. Ream, O.F.S.
  1. Saint Clare Of Assisi: A Mother And Model For All Franciscans by Deacon David D. Ream, O.F.S
  1. Prayer: The Soul Of All We Secular Franciscans Are And Do by Teresa V. Baker, O.F.S.
  1. Christ the Center: The Franciscan Image of Christ by Edward L. Shirley, O.F.S.
  1. Mary: Mother And Model by Edward L. Shirley, O.F.S
  1. Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace by Sarah and Dan Mulholland, O.F.S.
  1. In Praise Of All Creation by Charles Spencer, O.F.S.
  1. Franciscan Spirituality And Work by Pauline Cahalan, O.F.S.
2020-01-09T15:49:23-05:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Did You Know|0 Comments

Did You Know – Categories on Blogs

(This is the Second “Did You Know” blog.  The first one was about Calendars.  We hope you find them helpful)

You can view ALL the Blogs of a particular Category.

If you wish to review the Newsletter Blogs, click on one of the Blogs of the Newsletter and scroll down to the bottom of the Blog.

You will see the Date and the Category.  Some blogs will have more than one category.

Click on the Category “From the Newsletter” and only the Newsletter Blogs will be shown in the order that they were published.

2019-12-06T10:49:35-05:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Did You Know|0 Comments


 The What’s and Where’s to Find

on the National Secular Franciscan Website

As suggested by Jan Parker, our National Minister, we would like to provide “DID YOU KNOW” blogs in the coming months of what this tremendous site has in store for us.

We will start with the CALENDARS pages.


 The CALENDARS contain four calendars:

  • Full Calendar (All Events),
  • OFS Retreats, Workshops, and Chapters
  • Regional Elections and Visitations
  • Franciscan Holy Days

Let’s look at with Franciscan Holy Days.

On your Computer:

From the HOME page, place your cursor over “Calendars” on the top bar.

The four calendars will be listed in the drop-down.

Click on “Franciscan Holy Days”.  And this displays…

On your phone (I am just learning the “how to’s” with viewing websites on my phone and some phones are different),

But there are three small lines on top each other – in the right top somewhere (on some phones or sites they will be on the left).   Tap these lines and the top bar of available pages (Home, News & Updates, Resources, Calendars, Contacts) will list on your phone.

Tap “Calendars”.

Now, you can view the calendar by the month or in a list of events.

The “VIEW AS” allows you to choose a calendar view by the month or in a list.

Now, on the monthly calendar, Scroll down to the end of the calendar.

Viewing the calendar by the month on Nov 23rd, the date bar of Nov 23rd is highlighted and the previous days are lightened,

On Nov 26th is St. Leonard of Port Maurice.     Click or press the Saint, and a page will display with information on that saint.

To view other months, you can click or press, at the end of the calendar, on the previous month (October) or the next month (December).

Or … you can go back to the top of the calendar and use the “EVENTS IN” box to get to another month and even in another year.

MORE in the next “DID YOU KNOW” blog.


2019-11-26T10:50:42-05:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Did You Know|0 Comments
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