Annotated Rule of Life and Sources

Here is an updated version of the “Rule of Life and Sources” which has appeared in various forms over the years. Paula Pearce has kindly updated the sources so that they include references to the three volume work “Francis of Assisi: Early Documents”, as well as to the older “St Francis of Assisi: Omnibus of Sources”.

As we approach the “Beatitudes” Chapter which will mark the close of the year celebrating the 40th anniversary of the approval by Pope Blessed Paul VI of the OFS Rule on 24th June 1978, this is a most welcome resource.

See below for Paula’s comments on “Why go back to the Original Sources of the OFS Rule?”

Many thanks to Mags Ivatts, of Hollington fraternity, for her work in preparing the update.

This Annotated Rule of Life and Sources can be easily accessed at any time here, under: OFSGB, Documents of the Order.

To avoid any confusion what we have here is the “old” translation of the Rule. We hope that the new translation will be approved soon.

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National Elective Chapter 2018

National Elective Chapter 2018

The new executive council team taking the air after the election, and preparing for action …..
Front row (left to right): Fr Donal, Theresa, Betsy, Christine, Kathy, Dorothy, Fr John, Fr Jesmond.
Back row (left to right): Dianne, Michael, Terry.

Results of the Elective Chapter held last weekend: Minister: Betsy Hart (Southern Region), Vice Minister: Kathy Maskens (South East Region), Secretary: Dianne Fisher (London Region: Gibraltar), Treasurer: Michael Martin (Midland Region), Formation: Terry Mortimer (Midland Region), JPIC: Dorothy Harte (North West Region), Youth: Christine Frendo (London Region: Gibraltar), Communication: Theresa Caddy (North East Region).

And the 100 Club

2018 Draw
The 2018 draw took place at the National Executive Council meeting held on 21st July. Four prizes of £50 each went to Oxford Fraternity, Blackpool Fraternity, Theresa Caddy (York), and ‘San Damiano’ fraternity (Inverness).

2019 Draw
For the 2019 draw, entries will be accepted to the end of June 2019. The draw will take place in the 3rd or 4th quarter 2019. We are continuing a drive to restore the previous levels of participation.
For full details of the 100 Club click here

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