Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will be taking a break and restarting early in 2022.

Upcoming Schedule

Next Session: To Be Determined

A new recurring Regional Formation Forum format

is under development and will be in place soon!

Meanwhile, all of National Formation Commission's FORMATION FRIDAY articles for 2022

will be added to this page weekly.

Don't forget to browse Past Sessions for use in your Fraternity Formation program!

God bless you for your patience!

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)