New Resource

New Web Site Page: Sources for Secular Franciscan Books and Supplies

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:

Sources for Secular Franciscan Books and Supplies

2018-09-08T21:27:05+00:00September 8th, 2018|Categories: New Resource, Website Housekeeping|1 Comment

Read our General Minister’s Letter Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Our Rule

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!

2018-06-24T13:10:56+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Categories: CIOFS, New Resource|0 Comments

Celebrate the Rule with this new CIOFS video

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the OFS of the United States,

CIOFS, our international fraternity, has prepared a special gift for us to help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rule. It is a 12-minute video, entitled, “Forty years of the ‘New’ Rule. A Treasure for the OFS.”  It provides an historical perspective on the Rule of 1978 and a beautiful summary.

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:

The code below can be used to embed the videos in a webpage or social media post:

  • English:
    Copy to Clipboard
  • Spanish:
    Copy to Clipboard
  • Italian:
    Copy to Clipboard
  • French:
    Copy to Clipboard
2018-06-14T20:19:42+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, CIOFS, New Resource|8 Comments

New Resource: Vocations Tool Kit

(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.

2018-05-03T20:19:53+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: New Resource, News from the NEC|2 Comments