To better assist local fraternities in preparing for fraternal and pastoral visitations, we have posted downloadable copies of the following forms on our Documents page in the Fraternity Resources section:
If you have any questions, please contact the Regional Councilor for Visitations at visitations @ ilofs.org (remove spaces).
The Father Solanus Casey Regional Fraternity has created and shared with us a Transitus of St. Clare of Assisi, which we’ve added to the Documents page. Compiled by their Regional Formation Director, Maureen Haege, SFO, the Transitus is composed of several ceremonies and related readings.
Feel free to make copies for use in your local fraternities, and if you have any questions, please contact Sally Haddad, SFO, Father Solanus Casey Regional Minister.
Transitus of St. Clare: Program
Transitus of St. Clare: Readings
During our August 1 Regional Gathering, Fr. Sergius Wroblewski, OFM and Sr. Madge Karecki, SSJ-TOSF gave a presentation on the 800th Anniversary of the Franciscan Order. In addition, Fr. Wroblewski shared a handout detailing the life of Christ with corresponding sections in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Because we received many requests to view again these documents, we’ve added them to our site on the Documents page. Thank you to Sr. Karecki and Fr. Wroblewski for graciously allowing us to share these resources here!
Celebration of the Rule: One Rule, Three Versions
Life of Christ: Scripture + Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC)
For your convenience, we’ve uploaded our Regional Norms, which were previously only available in hardcopy format in the Mother Cabrini Regional Ministers’ Reference Manual.
You can access the Norms through the “Quick Links” section on our main page, or from the Documents page.
Norms of the Mother Cabrini Regional Fraternity of the SFO
When the St. Francis Online Bookshop closed in mid-July, Franciscans in the USA were left without a distributor for the Roman-Franciscan Liturgy of the Hours guides and other related materials. Franciscan Resources is working to provide these items and plans to have them available for purchase about the middle of September or the first part of October. They hope to have the Roman-Franciscan supplements for the one-volume and four-volume editions around the same time, along with covers.
In addition, St. Anthony Messenger Press also plans to carry the guides and material.