The OFS Rule

Prayer: The Soul Of All We Secular Franciscans Are And Do

“Let prayer and contemplation be the soul of all they are and do . . . going from gospel to life and life to the gospel” (O.F.S. Rule, articles #8 and #4).

How are Secular Franciscans called to pray communally, privately and liturgically?

Consider these reflections in a digest article by Teresa Baker, OFS.

Prayer: The Soul Of All We Secular Franciscans Are And Do

by Teresa V. Baker, O.F.S.

© National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, U.S.A

2020-01-02T21:05:40-05:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Formation, The OFS Rule|0 Comments

Important Resource Material on the OFS Rule

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):

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.)

2019-07-28T19:57:40-04:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: The OFS Rule|1 Comment

A message from His Holiness Pope Francis on the occasion of our Rule’s 40th anniversary

Dear brothers and sisters,

Please find attached the letter of the  Secretary of State of His Holiness, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, with the message of His Holiness Pope Francis, sent on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the approval of the Rule.

Pax et Bonum!
Isabella Di Paola
General Secretary CIOFS

2018-06-26T22:33:02-04:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: CIOFS, The OFS Rule|Tags: |0 Comments