Work Commission Resources - Secular Franciscan Order
"Let them esteem work both as a gift and a sharing in the creation, redemption and service of the human family" (Art. 16, SFO Rule)
Prayer before starting work - Slide show and PDFSecular Franciscan Sources
Early Franciscan Sources- St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Bonaventure and Thomas of Celano provide a Franciscan perspective on work.
The following articles develop both the Franciscan and the secular dimensions of work:
Reflections on Article 16 of the Secular Franciscan Rule - articles with dialogue starters by Edward Zablocki, SFO
In the Trenches Personal reflections on faith and work by Mary Zablocki, SFO
Work and the Social Teachings of the Church - reflections by Terry McCarthy, Sr. SFO