RULE OF THE SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDER: ORIGINS, DEVELOPMENT, INTERPRETATIONby Robert Stewart, OFM New, first edition, (Out of print - limited supplies. Collectible?), some may show minor storage or handling damage - these are originals printed and imported from Rome.) The Secular Franciscan Oder received a new rule in 1978 from Pope Paul VI which was intended to give a new impetus to the Order so that it might flourish vigorously. This book examines the impact of that new rule while looking at the Franciscan lay movement from its origin, earliest expression and later transformation. A jewel of a reference book and a rich source of information for all Secular Franciscans. Published in Rome, 1991, paperback, 462 pages. (Order 00678163... Price $29.95)
"THE LITTLE RED RULE BOOK"THE RULE OF THE 'ORDER FRANCISCAN SECULAR' This is the presentation Rule Book that traditionally is given to new members.Size is 3"x5", 39 pages and Blessing of St. Francis from the Testament.And is carried by all members of the 'Order Franciscan Secular'.Published by the National Fraternity. Paperback, 31 pages. Size 3"x5". (007-184-028. Price $2.25)
FULLY MATURE WITH THE FULLNESS OF CHRISTA Secular Franciscan Formation Program ...by Fr. Benet Fonck, OFMA very popular and widely used comprehensive formation program for those entering the Secular Franciscan Order. Incorporated into each book is a appendix which is a manual or handbook for demonstrating how to use this formation program. 450 pages, 8.5 X 11 inch format, three hold punched, shrink wrapped. Inexpensive binders available at stores in your area.(Order 007-272-028 ... Price $18.50 )
FROM GOSPEL TO LIFEThe Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order With CommentaryNew  reprint with improved durable cover!
ECONOMY PACK - NEW 2011RULE, CONSTITUTIONS, NATIONAL STATUTES, NAFRA GUIDELINE, SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS STATUTES.A much in demand inexpensive item for those in formation, Fraternity Council members and personal use. Each ECONOMY PACK contains five books (Last update, February, 2011) - each book contains the Rule, General Constitutions, National Statutes, NAFRA Guideline, National Statutes for Spiritual Assistants to the SFO. Each book has 90 pages printed on both sides, 8-1/2 by 11. Three hole punched without binder. (inexpensive binders available at stores in your area) . Ideal for rough use and writing and underlining in - - has note pages. Similar contents may be downloaded at the NAFRA website. Printed by Franciscan Resources. (Order 007-185-025B, price $19.95)
TO LIVE AS FRANCIS LIVED by Leonard Foley, OFM, Jovian Wiegel, OFM and Pattie Normile, OFSWhether you are a professed of many years or someone just beginning to seek a spiritual understanding of Francis and Clare of Assisi, "To Live As Francis Lived" will lead you to a closer life with Jesus Christ. An invaluable resource for everyone. Especially for those Secular Franciscans in initial formation and ongoing formation. Through a process of prayer, reflection, study, questions and connections to Scripture you will be formed in the Franciscan way of life. 232 pages, paperback, published by St. Anthony Press. (Order B16396 Price $12.95)
"FRANCIS OF ASSISI ~~THE SONG GOES ON" ..by Hugh Nonan, OFM and Roy M. Gasnick, OFMGreat personal use book and an ideal gift-book to plant the seed of Franciscanism. Great booklet for the "Orientation phase".An excellent 41 page, full color, promotional booklet on the life of St. Francis. Every Fraternity should have a few of these quality books on hand.. (B16250 Price $8.99)
SAINT FRANCIS AND THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF PENNANCE..by Fr. Silas Baumann, OFM, Cap.
Has the complete set of footnotes for each article of the Rule and also sharing starters for each article, as well as references to Sacred Scripture. Complete texts for the Rules of 1221, 1289, 1883 and the Prologue and Rule of 1978. 130 pages, shrink wrapped, loose leaf, three hole punched. Published by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Milwaukee. (Order 007282025 Price $6.95)
STUDYING THE LIFE OF FRANCIS OF ASSISI -A Beginner's Workbook ...by William Hugo, OFM Cap.
"This book is a "how-to" book which teaches readers a method for studying the life and writings of Francis of Assisi. It is aimed at Franciscan men and women in initial formation and seasoned members who desire an in-depth study of the founder's life. The author has used this method with over 20 study groups. Participants have included high school graduates, master's level professionals, lawyers, men and women joining religious life, perpetually professed friars and sisters, Secular Franciscans, and interested lay people."
"Studying the Life of Francis of Assisi proposes a hands-on approach to study, believing this is the most effective pedagogical method.This book can be used by individuals or groups. Groups can have leaders (e.g., formation directors) who facilitate the sessions. In a group setting, study is conducted in a seminar fashion."
"Work sheets included in this book have all been tested and improved by the experience of eleven years of use. Also, other chapters were developed out of experience of the various groups who used the method." Original publisher - Franciscan Press, 223 pages, 8.5 by 11. (Order FP90970 Price $14.95 )
COME AND SEEFr. Lester Bach, OFM, Cap
A companion book for those who are using "Catch Me A Rainbow Too". It is directed toward those in the orientation and inquiry stage and are exploring the Secular Franciscan way of life. It is also applicable to those using other formation programs that are suitable within the traditions of their Region and Fraternity. 111 pages, paper back, spiral bound. (#007-274-028 - Price $13.00)
THE FRANCISCAN JOURNEYEMBRACING THE FRANCISCAN VISIONLester Bach, OFM Cap.A Secular Franciscan Order formation program. Covers the following stages; Orientation, Inquiry, Candidacy.Published by the National Fraternity of the United States. Spiral bound, 370 pages, paperback.(Order 007-273-028 Price $18.50)