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  • Quotes | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    Navigation Masses and Enrollments Donate Now Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Quotes Quotes page By author Quotes unspecified Saint Francis of Assisi Choose an author from the list Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province History Care 4 Creation Peace and Justice

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  • Prayer In Time Of Great Need | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    View All Enrollments Prayers Navigation Masses and Enrollments Donate Now Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Quotes admin s Quotes Prayer In Time Of Great Need O holy Saint Anthony gentlest of saints your love for God and charity for His creatures made you worthy when on earth to possess miraculous powers Miracles waited on your word which you were ever ready to speak for those in trouble or anxiety Encouraged by this thought I implore of you to obtain for me mention your request The answer to my prayer may require a miracle even so you are the Saint of Miracles O gentle and loving Saint Anthony whose heart was ever full of human sympathy whisper my petition into the ears of the sweet Infant Jesus Who loved to be folded in your arms and the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours Amen Franciscan Prayer Book The Franciscan Friars TOR click link Syndicate Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province History Care 4 Creation Peace and Justice Province Video Donate

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  • A Prayer Honoring Saint Anthony | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    Christmas Special Occasions View All Mass Cards Enrollments Perpetual Annual Health and Healing Special Occasions View All Enrollments Prayers Navigation Masses and Enrollments Donate Now Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Quotes admin s Quotes A Prayer Honoring Saint Anthony Almighty God You have given Saint Anthony to Your people as an outstanding preacher and a ready helper in time of need With his assistance may we follow the Gospel of Christ and know the help of Your grace in every difficulty Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ Your Son who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever Amen Franciscan Prayer Book The Franciscan Friars TOR click link Syndicate Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province History Care 4 Creation Peace and Justice Province Video Donate Donate Now Enrollment Cards Masses and Mass Cards Bequests and Legacy Gifts Need for Support Video Recurring Donations Vocations Discernment Exploration Formation Blog Vocation Videos Masses and Enrollments Enrollment Cards Mass Cards Contact Us Prayer Requests Vocations Contact

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  • Peace Prayer | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    View All Enrollments Prayers Navigation Masses and Enrollments Donate Now Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Quotes admin s Quotes Peace Prayer Lord make me an instrument of Your peace Where there is hatred let me sow love where this is injury pardon Where there is doubt faith where there is despair hope Where there is darkness light and where there is sadness joy Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console To be understood as to understand to be loved as to love For it is in giving that we receive it is in pardoning that we are pardoned And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life Saint Francis of Assisi Franciscan Prayer Book The Franciscan Friars TOR click link Syndicate Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province History Care 4 Creation Peace and Justice Province Video Donate Donate Now Enrollment Cards Masses and Mass Cards Bequests and Legacy Gifts Need for Support Video Recurring Donations Vocations Discernment Exploration Formation Blog Vocation

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  • Lay Vocation: Priest, Prophet and King | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    their birthright While much can be said about each of these three dimensions it is important to understand them as they are lived out and embraced by women and men in their day to day life The figure of the priest evokes the images of sacrifice and mediation The priest is one who offers sacrifice as a way to worship and thank God for the Divine presence in the world The priest is also a mediator one who stands before God and intercedes for people That is the priest stands before God in order to ask for pardon peace and grace This is the true and proper role of the laity as they participate in the saving mystery of Christ Through the daily activities of their Christian lives the laity give praise to God and ask for the Divine to be ever more present in the world In worshiping everywhere by their holy actions the laity consecrate the world itself to God everywhere offering worship by the holiness of their lives 6 The lay person is to both intercede for the world and to recognize that they are part of God s answer to this plea People everywhere seem to be asking where God is in the midst of the problems of the world As they cooperate with the Divine will the laity form at least one aspect of this response God is in and works through the laity The role of priestly mediation is heightened with the understanding of the role of a prophet who is challenged to clearly and boldly speak the word of the Lord even when it is inconvenient or difficult The prophet is one who lives two realities at the same time On one hand he or she is to be deeply immersed in the Will of God and know it intimately Only then can the prophet be a willing instrument in transmitting the Divine will to people in a way in which it can be understood and followed On the other hand a prophet is also to be deeply immersed in the currents of human society to know and understand the struggles and travails of the people to whom she or he is called to minister The prophet s challenge is to live vibrantly in this dual reality as a way to participate in the Church s work of evangelization For lay people this evangelization acquires a specific property and peculiar efficacy because it is accomplished in the ordinary circumstances of the world 7 The identification of the laity as king also brings out the gracious desire of God to share the essence of the divine nature with the women and men who are created in the image and likeness of the Divine Although the kingship of Jesus is not greatly emphasized in the New Testament 8 one of the most powerful images of Christ in Christian devotion is his representation as King King of heaven and earth King of creation and King of

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  • Lay Vocation: Specific Mission is the Consecration of the Secular Order | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    with others What a wonderful description of the action of transformation One would have to be in total denial of the condition of the world to think that everything is going well and according to God s expressed desire that all may have life an have it in abundance The past one hundred years have been the most brutal and dehumanizing in the history of the world Terms like ethnic cleansing abortion on demand euthanasia human cloning and pedophilia have become common place in our language and experience Every country on the face of the earth lives with the specter of terrorism prejudice racism corruption larceny and a host of conditions which threaten to rob humanity of its divine dignity In the face of these seemingly insurmountable problems the Christian is challenged to bring the enlivening Word of God in word and action into situations which lack God s transforming presence To use St Francis phrase the Franciscan is to give birth to Christ That is each Franciscan is to bring Christ into every experience and corner of life Professed religious are to do this in and through their ministries as individuals and as communities Secular Franciscans have the harder challenge of giving birth to Christ in their families their relationships with one another and in their fraternities on the various levels of the Order They are also to bring Christ to the markets schools factories farms political and military arenas playgrounds theaters museums every place where women and men are in need of the presence of God To say that the proper place of mission for the Secular Franciscan is in the secular sphere provides a context and a tremendous challenge for those who have embraced this vocation The laity live and work in the secular milieu that is in the midst of the ordinary events and currents of daily life The embrace of a vocation to the Secular Franciscan Order is a declaration both privately and publicly that one intends to embrace the deepest expression of the baptismal commitment in the midst of society Chapter four of the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order states that The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi Secular Franciscans should devote themselves especially to careful reading of the gospel going from gospel to life and life to gospel This chapter of the Rule sums up the whole text of the document and could very well stand alone as the clearest expression of what the life of the secular Franciscan is all about This can be highlighted by paying attention to the verbs used just in these two short sentences Members of this order are asked to observe the gospel to follow the example of St Francis to devote themselves to a careful reading of the gospel and to go from gospel to life and life to gospel To observe the gospel

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  • How to Become a Secular Franciscan | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    a journey that involves three separate stages and culminates in a lifelong commitment to live the gospel following the example of St Francis of Assisi This formation process unfolds in regularly scheduled formation sessions during which the home study material is thoroughly discussed The first stage Orientation provides time for dialogue and developing relationships in fraternity During Orientation you will be introduced to the lives of St Francis and St Clare and share in Franciscan prayer life You will be given general information about the Secular Franciscan Order Orientation is a time to discern if the Spirit is calling you to a Secular Franciscan vocation The period of Orientation is a minimum of three months The second stage Inquiry is the first formal period of initiation It is a time of in depth study of the lives of St Francis and St Clare During Inquiry you will learn about the Franciscan charism and Franciscan history You will deepen your understanding of what it means to be secular and Franciscan and you will continue to discern if the Spirit is calling you to the Secular Franciscan way of life The period of Inquiry is a minimum of six months If a vocation is discerned the Inquirer is received into the Order The third stage Candidacy is the final formal period of initiation It is a time of preparing for permanent commitment by immersion into fraternity life Central to this stage of formation is Article 4 of The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order which states The rule and life of the Secular Franciscan is this to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following Saint Francis of Assisi who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life with God and people The period of Candidacy is a

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  • Locating a fraternity near you. | The Franciscan Friars, TOR
    Living For the Deceased For Health Triduum Novena Birthdays Christmas Special Occasions View All Mass Cards Enrollments Perpetual Annual Health and Healing Special Occasions View All Enrollments Prayers Navigation Masses and Enrollments Donate Now Blogs Forums Contact Franciscan Information Quotes Our Ministries The Secular Franciscan Order SFO User login Username Password Create new account Request new password Join our email list First Name Email Address Home Locating a fraternity near you For information on becoming a Secular Franciscan in the U S A and information about a fraternity in your area then please call the following phone number 1 800 FRANCIS 1 800 372 6247 This phone number will give you the information you need to locate any fraternities in your area How to Become a Secular Franciscan up Printer friendly version click link Syndicate Spiritual Enrollments Masses About Us Our Ministries Province History Care 4 Creation Peace and Justice Province Video Donate Donate Now Enrollment Cards Masses and Mass Cards Bequests and Legacy Gifts Need for Support Video Recurring Donations Vocations Discernment Exploration Formation Blog Vocation Videos Masses and Enrollments Enrollment Cards Mass Cards Contact Us Prayer Requests Vocations Contact Form Links Blog Privacy Policy Franciscan Prayers Prayer Before

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