Additional Resources

This section contains various resources and titles of useful booklets/articles/publications mentioned in footnotes or the text of the material to be found on the Visitor, Initiation (Enquirer) & Initial Formation (Candidate) pages.

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Documents of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65):
Sacrosanctum Concilium, 1963 [SC]
– on the constitution of the sacred liturgy
Lumen Gentium, 1964 [LG]
– on the Church
Dei Verbum, 1965 [DV]
– on Divine Revelation
Gaudium et Spes, 1965 [GS]
– on the Church in the Modern World
Apostolicam Actuositatem, 1965 [AA] [pdf]
– on the Apostolate of the Laity

The Three Principal Texts
– which Francis & the earliest companions discovered by ‘random selection’ from the Gospels in
seeking the Holy Spirit’s guidance:
1. Matt 19.21
2. Lk 9.3
3. Lk 9.23

Other Documents
Supra Montem (1289)
English text of the bull of pope Nicholas IV; special reference to Candidacy, Module 2: History of the OFS, sheet 3

Most of the following material is imposed so that the documents may be printed and folded as A5 booklets
John Bradburne
– special reference to Candidacy Module 1:‘VOCATION, CHARISM & MISSION’, sheet 3
John Bradburne 1921-1979

Margaret Sinclair
– special reference to Candidacy Module 1: ‘VOCATION, CHARISM & MISSION’, sheet 3
Margaret Sinclair 1900-1925

What is Christian Formation & in Particular for us Secular Franciscans?
[Benedetto Lino OFS]
– an introduction to the Eight Modules for Candidacy [useful for Formators]
What is Christian Formation & in Particular for us Secular Franciscans?

Franciscan Spirituality in Seven Steps
[Joe Schwab OFM]
Franciscan Spirituality in Seven Steps

A Specific Vocation for a Particular Mission
[Benedetto Lino OFS]
Specific Vocation for a Particular Mission

As Franciscans we are Called to Serve. [What does it mean to us?]
[Benedetto Lino OFS]
As Franciscans we are Called to Serve

Franciscan Diversity! gift for the world
[Maurice Carmody OFM]
Franciscan Diversity!

Rich Man, Poor Man
[Daniel P Horan OFM]
Rich Man, Poor Man

What is Formation? – an introduction
[John Power’s leaflet from Crewe 2013]
– special reference to Candidacy Module 8: ‘What is Formation?’, sheet 1
What is Formation? – an introduction

Is every translation a vernacular translation?
[Prof Thomas O’Loughlin, University of Nottingham]
– useful for Formators
Is every translation a vernacular translation?

Spirituality for the Laity – a Secular Franciscan Perspective
[Donna Marie Kaminsky OFS]
Spirituality for the Laity – a Secular Franciscan Perspective

Finding Identity as a Secular Franciscan
[Edward M Zablocki OFS]
Finding Identity as a Secular Franciscan

Christian Meditation
Christian Meditation

Praying the Scriptures – a guide to lectio divina
Praying the Scriptures – a guide to lectio divina

THE BIBLE: [a breakdown of the Canon etc]
Using the Bible
THE BIBLE: [a breakdown of the Canon etc]

Christ
[Edward L Shirley]
Christ

Prayer
[Tessa V Baker]
Prayer

St Francis
[Therese A Ream]
St Francis

Mary
[Edward L Shirley]
Mary

Peace
[Sarah & Dan Mulholland]
Peace

Creation
[Charles Spencer]
Creation

Wolf without, Leper within
[author unknown]
Wolf without, Leper within