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The National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order - USA

2017 General Chapter Conclusions in English and también en Español

Secular Franciscan article for reflection:
Constitutions Article 1, paragraphs 1-3

  1. All the faithful are called to holiness and have a right to follow their own spiritual way in communion with the Church.
  2. Rule 1 There are many spiritual families in the Church with different charisms. Among these families, the Franciscan Family, which in its various branches recognizes St. Francis of Assisi as its father, inspiration, and model, must be included.
  3. Rule 2 From the beginning, the Secular Franciscan Order has had its own proper place in the Franciscan Family. It is formed by the organic union of all the Catholic fraternities whose members, moved by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves through profession to live the Gospel in the manner of St. Francis, in their secular state, following the Rule approved by the Church.
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