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.

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

FORMATION FRIDAY 2023


2024: TIME to EXAMINE YOUR LOVE and COMMITTMENT

The 800th ANNIVERSARY of the CHRISTMAS at GRECCIO and the Newly Granted PLENARY INDULGENCE

The "O" ANTIPHONS and THE PRAISES OF GOD

ADVENT MEDITATIONS

1223 GRECCIO EVENT

SECULAR FRANCAN RULE: PROLOGUE (PART II)

SECULAR FRANCISCAN RULE: PROLOGUE (PART I)

OFS HISTORY in the USA

SISTER DEATH 

The OUR FATHER: A SOURCE for DEEPER PRAYER

WORK: JPIC for SECULAR FRANCISCANS 

SOME ATTRIBUTES of ST. FRANCIS as seen in HIS WRITINGS

The CANTICLE of CREATURES

SECULAR FRANCISCAN SERVANT LEADERSHIP

SERVANT LEADER MODELS: FRANCIS and CLARE

SERVANT LEADERSHIP: A PRIVATE TALK WITH MYSELF

INDULGENCES

NATIONAL CHAPTER of VISITATIONS

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ST. CLARE?

The PORTIUNCULA INDULGENCE (The PARDON of ASSISI)

SECULAR FRANCISCANS and the EUCHARIST

ST. FRANCIS and the EUCHARIST

ADMONITION I: THE BODY OF CHRIST

JPIC and FAMILY (Part II)

JPIC and FAMILY (Part I)

WELCOMING

PRAYER of DISCERNMENT: THE PRAYER BEFORE the CRUCIFIX

A LETTER to the ENTIRE ORDER

A SALUTATION of the VIRTUES

A SALUTATION of the BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

The PRAISES to be SAID at ALL the HOURS

A BLESSING for BR. LEO

OFS RULE RELATIONSHIPS

GOOD FRIDAY 2023

CONVERSION and DISCERNMENT

RELATIONSHIPS: III

RELATIONSHIPS: II

RELATIONSHIPS: I

COMMUNICATION: II

DEFINING PENANCE and CONVERSION

ELEMENTS of a PENITENTIAL LIFESTYLE

COMMUNICATION: I

STRENGTHENING and MAINTAINING VOCATIONS

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


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

FORMATION FRIDAY 2021


PRAISE the LORD for OUR BLESSINGS

INCARNATION and HUMILITY of GOD

PART III of the STUDY of FRANCIS' PRAYER to the CRUCIFIX of SAN DAMIANO

ADVENT and the PRAYER of ST. FRANCIS

ADVENT: WAITING and CONVERSION

ST. FRANCIS and the EUCHARIST: The CROSS and the CRIB, PART III

ST. FRANCIS and the EUCHARIST: The CROSS and the CRIB, PART II

ST. FRANCIS and the EUCHARIST: The CROSS and the CRIB, PART I

FOCUS on the ADMONITIONS: XIII and XXVII

OUR IDENTITY as SECULAR FRANCISCANS (PART 3)

OUR IDENTITY as SECULAR FRANCISCANS (PART 2)

OUR IDENTITY as SECULAR FRANCISCANS (PART 1)

CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING from ST. FRANCIS to the SECULAR FRANCISCAN RULE

THE CANTICLE of CREATURES

PREPARING for the FEAST of ST. FRANCIS: HIS PRAYERS and NOVENA

The STIGMATA of ST. FRANCIS

LITURGICAL PRAYERS for SECULAR FRANCISCANS

FOCUS on the ADMONITIONS: II and III

FRANCISCAN SPIRITUALITY in 7 STEPS

PROFESSION BEFORE the RITE (PART 2)

BEFORE COMMITMENT to the GOSPEL WAY of LIFE

INTRODUCTION to the EARLY DOCUMENTS of CLARE of ASSISI

The PARDON of ASSISI

GOING from GOSPEL to LIFE

The ADMONITIONS

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS of the OFS RULE

LIVING the BEATITUDES

CONVERSION and DISCERNMENT

The CALL to DISCIPLESHIP

The CALL to LOVE

FOCUS on the ADMONITIONS: I

The TRINITY and the OFS

LISTENING to GOD

FORMATORS

FAMILY STORIES

WHO DO WE SAY WE ARE? PART 2 of UNDERSTANDING OUR RULE

PART I of UNDERSTANDING OUR RULE

The OUR FATHER

ENCOUNTERING JESUS in the GOSPEL

GOOD FRIDAY 2021: CLARE GAZING

The VALUE of PRAYER and CONTEMPLATION

ST. FRANCIS' RELATIONSHIP with GOD

INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS: PART 5

INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS: PART 4, PART 3 (continued)

INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS: PART 3

INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS: PART 2

PREPARING for the 2021 GENERAL CHAPTER

ONGOING CONVERSION

JOURNALING

LITANY and EXAMINATION of CONSCIENCE: PART 2

LITANY and EXAMINATION of CONSCIENCE

PRAYER LIFE: ST. BONAVENTURE ADDRESSES the POOR CLARE NUNS

STRENGTHENING FRATERNITY LIFE


FORMATION FRIDAY 2019