A new page was added to the Secular Franciscan USA web site today. It gathers together information about sources for many of the books and supplies Secular Franciscans and OFS fraternities often need. This includes the “Little Read Rule Book” as well as the FUN Manual. A link to the page has been added to the Resources menu at the top of every page on the site. You can also follow this link:
Dear National OFS Family,
Greetings from the Sisters and Brothers of the National Executive Council! Peace and all good!
We begin this Jubilee year with a wonderful gift from our General Minister and brother Tibor – a letter addressed to all OFS and YouFra, all over the world! We share his letter (en español) with great joy, and agree with Mary Stronach, who translated it into Spanish: “Every word, every thought touched me and helped me strengthen my vocation.” Let us receive this gift as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our OFS Rule. May it be a springboard for us as we launch into this Jubilee with both joy and devotion!
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the OFS of the United States,
Click video to the right to watch the English version right now, right on this page. The links below will take you to each of the four language versions on YouTube. Please send a link to all of your fraternities and members. View the video and celebrate the rule together. Take some time to discuss and contemplate its message. Celebrate this great treasure in your hearts and carry it with you throughout the day.
This video is available in the four official languages:
- English: https://youtu.be/Y2eUXrAuWO4
- Spanish: https://youtu.be/pmmB-F_y5AA
- Italian: https://youtu.be/o-bqH5uIrU4
- French: https://youtu.be/59gsZbIKxK0
The code below can be used to embed the videos in a webpage or social media post:
(This article originally appeared in the April, 2018 issue of News from the NEC)
From Jane DeRose-Bamman and the Vocations Committee:
Our Vocations Tool Kit is now available on our website. The tool kit includes an introductory document, prayer cards, Come and See session outline, customizable promotional brochure with amazing graphics, a “Come and See” PowerPoint presentation including talking points, some testimonial questions, and more! Most of the documents are available in English, Spanish and Korean. Feel free to customize for your situation. Consider trying something new from the tool kit, but remember that our most effective promotional tool is living our vocations daily, i.e. there is no vacation from your vocation.
The Vocations Tool Kit can be found on the
Guidelines, Forms & Other Resources page.