National Newsletter Spring 2021

National Newsletter Spring 2021 Please click on the image below to read the Spring Edition of the Newsletter Newsletter To read past editions please visit the National Newsletter page

Celebrating 800 Years – Part 3

1221-2021 800 YEARS FROM PROCESSING OF THE MEMORIALE PROPOSITI 3rd CONTRIBUTION Attilio Galimberti, member of the CIOFS Presidency Edited by Peggy McNeil ofs and Maria Iadanza ofs How to live […]

Saint Clare Of Assisi – Part 3

Monthly Spiritual Message, October 2021 By Br John Cooper OFM Cap Life Inside the Convent The period between 1212 and 1219[1] was a seminal time for Clare as she tried […]

The Young Franciscan Spring 2021

The Young Franciscan Spring 2021 Please click on the image below to read the Spring Edition of the Young Franciscan To read past editions please visit the Young Franciscan page

Saint Clare Of Assisi – Part 2

Monthly Spiritual Message, September 2021 By Br John Cooper OFM Cap Leaving the Family Home. On Palm Sunday the 18th of March 1212, during the morning Mass in the Cathedral […]

Saint Clare Of Assisi – Part 1

Monthly Spiritual Message, August 2021 By Br John Cooper OFM Cap The Family of Clare. Lady Clare di Favorone di Offreduccio di Bernardino,[1] to give her full name, was the […]

General Chapter 2021

The following Circular from CIOFS advises that the Presidency has determined to convoke the General Elective Chapter for the days November 13th – 21st. Circ. n. 54/14-20 Communication for the […]

Catharine, Queen Of England

THE SERVANT OF GOD CATHARINE, QUEEN OF ENGLAND Adapted from the Franciscan Book of Saints; Marion A. Habig OFM Catharine was raised in a holy and God-fearing family. At the […]

Celebrating 800 Years – Part 2

MEMORIALE PROPOSITI Introduction The Memoriale Propositi is a generic document, written by the Roman Curia for all penitents of the time. For us Secular Franciscans it is important to understand […]

The Franciscan’s Missionary Option

Monthly Spiritual Message, July 2021 By Fr Joseph McKay OFM ‘I dream of a “missionary option”, that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, […]