FORMATION FRIDAY

is the weekly offering of the NATIONAL FORMATION COMMISSION

designed to be especially useful for the purposes of

Ongoing Formation in your Local Fraternity.

Browse this page to find a wealth of topics;

visit jdpofs.org to access the complete library

dating back to the program's inception on 4 October 2019.

FORMATION FRIDAY 2023

The most recent article appears at the top of the list:

HOW DO WE RECOGNIZE a VOCATION and BRING IT FORTH? II

VOCATIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, and RELATIONSHIPS: WHAT IS A VOCATION? : I

CAREFUL READING of the GOSPEL

EXAMEN: II


FORMATION FRIDAY 2022

The most recent article appears at the top of the list:

EXAMEN: I

GRECCIO: THE CHRISTMAS CRIB

ADVENT -- WAITING and CONVERSION: III

ADVENT-- WAITING and CONVERSION: II

ADVENT -- WAITING and CONVERSION: I

LISTEN, DISCERN, and GO FORTH: III

LISTEN, DISCERN, and GO FORTH: II

LISTEN, DISCERN, and GO FORTH: I

ADMONITIONS XXII, XXIII and XXIV

ADMONITIONS XX and XXI

SECULAR FRANCISCANS and the EUCHARIST

WHEN WE GATHER in CHAPTER (Part 2)

WHEN WE GATHER in CHAPTER (Part 1)

THE CANTICLE of CREATURES

OUR CALL AS PRIEST, PROPHET, KING, and OUR RULE

DISCERNMENT BEFORE ELECTIONS

THE SPIRITUAL LIFE of the SECULAR FRANCISCAN

ONGOING FORMATION

WHAT WE DO

ADMONITIONS XIX and XXIII

ST. CLARE THROUGH the EYES of OTHERS

THE PARDON OF ASSISI

THE TAU CROSS

STEALTH EVANGELIZERS (Part 2)

STEALTH EVANGELIZER (Part 1)

RITES of ADMISSION and PROFESSION

THE ADMONIMTIONS

DOCUMENTS of the OFS

FRANCISCANS and THE TRINITY

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT (Part 5)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT (Part 4)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT (Part 3)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT (Part 2)

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT (Part 1)

PRAISES of GOD

The OFS RULE: OFS INSTRUMENT of CONVERSION (Week Six)

The OFS RULE: OFS INSTRUMENT OF CONVERSION (Week Five)

The OFS RULE: OFS INSTRUMENT of CONVERSION (Week Four)

The OFS RULE: OFS INSTRUMENT of CONVERSION (Week Three)

The OFS RULE: OFS INSTRUMENT of CONVERSION (Week Two)

The OFS RULE: OFS INSTRUMENT of CONVERSION (Week One)

PENANCE and CONVERSION

FOCUS on ADMONITION X

ANGELS

CHARISM and our IDENTITY as SECULAR FRANCISCANS

SCRIPTURE and the SECULAR FRANCISCAN

DISCERNING a VOCATION

FRUITS of the HOLY SPIRIT and OUR RULE


Past Sessions

02/21 - The Conversion Process: Ongoing & Continuous Conversion of the Heart (PDF)

02/28 - The Bedrock of the Secular Franciscan Life is Prayer (PDF)

03/07 - Secular Franciscans are Called to Conversion (PDF)

03/14 - The Holy Spirit is at Work in Us (PDF)

03/21 - Taking Stock #2 - Our Lives of Prayer as Secular Franciscans (PDF)

03/28 - Things to Remember about Profession (PDF)


04/04 - Easter – No Meeting

04/11 - Relationships: Our Rule - Part 1 (PDF)

04/18 - Relationships: Our Rule - Part 2 (PDF)

04/25 - Relationships: Building a Just Society - Part 3 (PDF)


05/02 - Franciscan Spirituality is Incarnational (PDF)

05/09 - The life of the Trinity as presented in the OFS Rule (PDF)

05/16 - The Importance of Formation (Initial and Ongoing) (PDF)

05/23 - What Does Formation Do For Us? (PDF)

05/30 - Spiritual Journal Writing (PDF)


06/06 - Mary Protectress of the Order (PDF)

06/13 - Inst. Laborum Pt.1 Animate and Guide with Servant Leadership (PDF)

06/20 - Secular Franciscans: Who Do We Say We Are [Pt1]? (PDF)

06/27 - No Meeting


07/04 - No Meeting

07/11 - Inst. Laborum Pt. 2 Animate and Guide: Challenges in Fraternal Life (PDF)

07/18 - Baptism and Profession (PDF)

07/25 - Secular Franciscans: Who Do We Say We Are[Pt2}? (PDF)


08/01 - True and Perfect Joy (PDF)

08/08 - Inst. Laborum Pt. 3 Animate and Guide: Formation and Communication (PDF)

08/15 - The TAU Cross (PDF)

08/22 - Our Challenge as Secular Franciscans: Show that Living the Gospel is Possible (PDF)

08/29 - Inst. Laborum Pt. 4 Animate and Guide: Challenges and Questions at Various Levels (PDF)


09/05 - Goals of JPIC (PDF)

09/12 - Core Franciscan Life and Spirituality (PDF)

09/19 - Inst. Laborum Pt. 5 Animate and Guide: Proposal and Suggestions (PDF)

09/26 - When We Pray (PDF)


10/03 - No Session

10/10 - Open Wide Our Hearts (1st Section)

10/17 - Open Wide Our Hearts (2nd Section)

10/24 - Open Wide Our Hearts (3rd Section)

10/31 - Open Wide Our Hearts (4th Section )


11/07 - Challenge as OFS's: Show that Living the Gospel is Possible (PDF)

11/14 - The Call to Love (PDF)

11/21 - The Call to Discipleship (PDF)

11/28 - Conversion and Discernment (PDF)


12/05 - Gospel to Life (PDF)

12/12 - Living the Beatitudes (PDF)

12/19 - St. Francis's Relationship with God (PDF)