to the inaugural issue of the Franciscan Family Network - a resource publication
created for Franciscan families by the National Family Commission of the Secular
Franciscan Order. It features an
insightful array of information, practical tips, and Franciscan wisdom that will
help and guide us in promoting the Franciscan family.
include a list of resources such as: websites, books, videos, tapes, magazines,
and articles addressing the range of issues and questions faced by families;
family activities and family games you can do at your meetings.
There is a column, Legislative
Update on bills concerning the family, status of the bills, action taken and
the position of the Church on these bills if this information is available.
is our hope that this web site will serve as a vehicle for sharing information
among the family commissioners of the different regions.
Through this medium the regional fraternities will be exchanging
apostolates, programs, and activities. This
sharing will make us a vibrant spirit-filled community.
encourage, therefore, Family Commission chairs to share their experiences and we
invite all Franciscans to contribute articles on family.
Alina Zygmunt, one of the members of the National Family Commission is
our first contributor. She wrote
ďAs each has received a gift, employ it for another, as
good stewards of Godís varied gifts.Ē (1 Peter 4:20)