Initial Formation Resources

INITIAL FORMATION
The following resources are a few of the vast resource materials available, and are intended to stimulate your fraternity to become joyful seekers of knowledge. A creative Orientation and Initial Formation program at each fraternity meeting adds vitality to the proceedings.

Books
The Franciscan Journey, Embracing the Franciscan Vision, Lester Bach, OFM Cap.published by Smoky Valley Printing 2010.

First Encounter with Francis of Assisi by Damien Vorreux, Franciscan Institute Publications.

Click here to see the new translation of THE RULE OF THE OFS

INQUIRY
Books
The Franciscan Journey, Embracing the Franciscan Vision, Lester Bach, OFM Cap. Get more info concerning book of ra classic kostenlos spielen. published by Smoky Valley Printing 2010.

CANDIDACY
Books
The Franciscan Journey-Lester Bach, OFM Cap, published by Smokey Valley Printing.

Other Sources:
CIOFS – Consilium Internationale
Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis

The CIOFS website provides an extensive array of study, formation, (monthly dossier) and general Franciscan materials and official documents. Click on the link here: http://www.ciofs.info

RECOMMENDED BIOGRAPHIES
Journey and the Dream-by Murray Bodo, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1988.

St. Francis of Assisi: a Biography-Omer Englebert, published by Servant Books

St. Francis of Assisi-by John R.H. Moormon, published by Franciscan Press.

St. Francis of Assisi-by G.K. Chesterton, published by Image Books.

The Life of St. Francis-by Thomas Celano, published by Franciscan Press. Francis and Clare: The Complete Works-published by Paulist Press, 1982.

Other Sources:
National Fraternity of CANADA
Secular Franciscan Order Source Reference for Franciscan documents, formation, programs and more. Click on the link here: http://www.ofsnational.ca

ONGOING FORMATION
The following resources are a few of the vast resource materials available, and are intended to stimulate your fraternity to become joyful seekers of knowledge. A creative Ongoing Formation program at each fraternity meeting adds vitality to the proceedings.

Secular Franciscan Documents
The Ritual of the OFS (new translation):The Ritual of the OFS
General Constitutions of the OFS (new translation): The General Constitutions of the OFS

Documents of Vatican II
  1. Lumen gentium: Dogmatic Constitution on the Church
  2. Gaudium et spes: Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World
  3. Apostolicam actuositatem: Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity
  4. Catechism of the Catholic Church

Life of St. Francis and St. Clare
  1. Francis and Clare: The Complete Works – Armstrong & Brady. Paulist Press, 1982
  2. Francis of Assisi: Early Documents Vol. 1: The Saint, Vol. 2: The Founder, Vol. 3 The Prophet New City Press, 1999
  3. St. Francis of Assisi: Writings and Early Biographies (Omnibus of the Sources) (2 Volume Set) Marion A. Habig, OFM. Franciscan Press, Studying the Life of Francis of Assisi: A Beginner’s Workbook – William Hugo, OFM Cap. Franciscan Press, 1996
  4. The First Franciscan Woman: Clare of Assisi and Her Form of Life – Margaret Carney, OSF. Franciscan Press, 1993
  5. The Living Mirror: Reflections on Clare of Assisi – Frances Teresa, OSC. Orbis Books, 1995
  6. Clare of Assisi, The Lady – Early Documents – Regis Armstrong – New York City Press
Ongoing Formation
  1. Journey and the Dream-by Murray Bodo, published by St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1988.
  2. TO LIVE AS FRANCIS LIVED –Leonard Foley, OFM, Jovian Wiegel, OFM, Pattie Normile, SFO. St. Anthony Messenger, 2000.
  3. THE FRANCISCAN JOURNEY – Lester Bach, OFM. Smoky Valley Printing.
  4. TO SET THEMSELVES FREE: A Continuous Guide to the Life and Rule of Secular Franciscans – Teresa Baker, SFO. Smoky Valley Printing
  5. A Review of the OFS Rule by John Sullivan, OFM: The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order-Study Guide

  6. Books and supplies can be ordered from your local Catholic Bookstore or through the following linked site:
    St. Joseph’s Workshop
    259 Trader’s Blvd. East, Unit #12
    Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 2E5
    Tel: 905-568-8777
    Fax: 905-568-2676
    email: mailto:[email protected]
    St. Joseph’s Workshop Web-site