AN HOUR WITH ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI.A great booklet for Eucharistic Adoration and personal contemplation time.This spiritually rich booklet will help you turn everything off for an hour; creating a time of quiet reflection, recollection, learning, contemplation and prayer. The Scripture texts which surfaced from the missal of San Nicolo formed the foundation for the Rule of Saint Francis and initiated the Franciscan movement in the Church. This booklet is based on those passages. An ideal adoration and contemplation booklet for all Franciscans and friends. Published by Liguori, 24 page booklet.Great "give away" item to plant the Franciscan seed. ( Order #4332 Price $1.75 )
NOVENA TO ST. FRANCISPRINTED IN ITALY - PUBLISHED BY GERFFERT-HIRTENA beautiful booklet, high quality paper, printing and illustrations throughout. Cover has gold leaf stampings for increased detail.A powerful novena - for personal and public use and an ideal gift to spread the first hint of True and Perfect Franciscan Joy. Printed in Italy, twenty-four pages, Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur. (Size is 4 by 6 inches.) (Order 2432-08 Price $2.50)
HOW TO PRAY THE LITURGY OF THE HOURSJudith Kubicki, CSSFHaving trouble understanding the Divine Office? An introduction to The Divine Office for all Christians. This book is a clear, simple and very complete introduction that will guide anyone wishing to take up Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours. Ideal for those starting their Franciscan journey or first time users of the Liturgy Of The Hours. "According to the SFO Rule (art.8), the members of the Secular Franciscan Order are to join in liturgical prayer in one of the forms proposed by the Church, reliving the Mysteries of Christ. The following are suggestions regarding how the Secular Franciscans may fulfill this responsibility: 1.) Morning and evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, either in common or in private. These celebrations are to be preferred at the fraternity meeting. 2.) A shortened form of the Liturgy of the Hours, according to forms adapted to the local Churches." This clear and practical introduction to Christian Prayer explains - step by step - how to understand and celebrate this daily prayer of the Church. Published by Pauline Books and Media, paper back, 49 pages. (Order 33819 ... Price $3.95)
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THE SAINT CLARE PRAYER BOOKby Jon M. SweenyFor all who love St. Francis and his spirit of passionate creativity and devotion to God, this prayer book is an invitation to experience the spiritual gifts of one of his closest companions. Clare was a deep, ready source of wisdom - a WELL to Francis's RIVER. Refresh your prayer life by exploring seven themes from the life of St. Clare: *Embracing Christ *Purity *Walking the path of conversion *Listening with the heart *Adoring Christ *True Discipleship *Redefining family. Plus - enjoy a special appendix that dramatizes what it might have been like to be there on that first night when Clare fled to the little chapel called Portiuncla to become a brother, and much more. Ideal for personal and fraternity use.Published by Paraclete Press, paperback 192 pages.(Order 513-6 Price $15.95) 3 in stock as of 05.17.13.
RITUAL OF THE SECULAR FRANCISCAN ORDERThe official Ritual book for Secular Franciscans. Contains the ceremony of Introduction, Rite of Admission, Rite of Profession, Rite of Temporary Commitment, Ceremony on the Anniversary, Scripture readings, Franciscan readings, Prayers of St. Francis and much more. Every member should have a copy. (Order B0888 Price $12.95 )
INSTRUMENTS OF CHRISTReflections On The Peace Prayer Of St. Francis Of Assisi...Albert Haase, OFM"I wrote "Instruments of Christ: Reflections On The Peace Prayer Of Saint Francis of Assisi" for ordinary Christians like myself, who pray the Peace Prayer but do not always have the time to reflect upon its challenges and implications." "The book consist of twelve chapters, each reflecting upon a phrase of the prayer. Chapter One highlights how the first words of the two sections of the prayer - "Lord ... Divine Master" - remind us of our vocation as "little Christs." Chapter Two offers one interpretation of being a peacemaker. Chapters Three through Eight explore the six seeds that need to be sown if Easter peace is to blossom in this world. Chapters Nine through Eleven highlight the challenges and rewards of looking beyond "me" to "thee." Chapter Twelve offers a brief summary of the book's content. Each chapter, with the exception of the final one, concludes with four reflection and discussion questions." Published by St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2004, paperback, 81 pages. An ideal book for personal reflection and also a possibility for use as an "on going' formation format.(Order B572-3 Price $8.99)
THE SAINT FRANCIS PRAYER BOOK. By Jon M. Sweeny. An excellent book! Ideal for a gift or for personal and fraternity use.Experience how it is possible to live a contemplative and active life at the same time. Published by Paraclete Press, paperback, 155 pages. ( Order #352-8 Price $14.99)
FRANCISCAN PRAYERBy ~ Ilia Delio, OSF"By examining Saint Francis' doctrine of prayer through the twin lens of Saints Clare and Bonaventure, this book provides us with a long overdue spiritual and theological synthesis which will be treasured by all who love the Franciscan tradition. A significant contribution, beautifully presented." ...Lawrence S. Cunningham, University of Notre Dame. An ideal nine chapter on-going formation spiritual journey for individuals or groups. "Everyone, says Delio, seems to know about Francis' life, his miracles, his devotion to evangelization and his dedication to living a simple and humble life, yet few know about his prayer life, which seemed, over the centuries, to get lost in the paper shuffle between theologians, followers and historical biographer." "Delio also uses the insights of St. Bonaventure and St. Clare as well as St. Francis to fully show the meaning and purpose of prayer in the Franciscan tradition." Masterfully written and intensely enlightening, FRANCISCAN PRAYER could very well be considered the essential-handbook for all those seeking to pray and live the Franciscan way. Each chapter closes with a meditation and discussion questions for individual use or group sharing. Each chapter has extensive notes. Paper back, 198 pages ~ published by St. Anthony Press. (Order B614-2 ... Price $14.99.)
SAINT FRANCIS BOOK MARK WITH TASSELAND PEACE PRAYER High quality, laminated, Peace Prayer on backside. Imported from Italy. Size is two by six inches.Ideal gift item to spread the hint of Franciscan Joy and for personal use.(Order 300T-040 Price $1.75 )
SONG OF THE SPARROW
NEW POEMS AND MEDITATIONS
...by Murray Bodo, O.F.M.
"Thirty years after his groundbreaking and popular SONG OF THE SPARROW, Murray Bodo revisits this prayer journal. With new insights and a seasoned perspective, he highlights the spiritual path for those new to it and those who, like him, are always rediscovering it. His musings, meditations and messages are a font of inspiration for those seeking new ways to pray."
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THE SIMPLE WAYMeditations on the words of Saint FrancisFr. Murray Bodo, OFM
The Simple Way: Meditations on the Words of Saint Francis might have the answers you are seeking. Franciscan priest and best-selling author Fr. Murray Bodo invites you to read the words of Saint Francis and then meditate, pray and ultimately act upon Francis' call to live the gospel life. This easily portable book provides space beneath each mediation to jot down your thoughts or to insert your own prayer. Fr. Bodo, and international expert on Franciscan spirituality, offers practical ways to integrate Francis' simple way into our daily life. Published by St. Anthony Messenger paper, 128 pages. From the Introduction of this book: HOW TO PRAY WITH THIS BOOK. (1) Place yourself in the presence of God. (2) Read the words of Saint Francis slowly and prayerfully. What words strike you as important to you personally? Read them again, out loud if you can. (3) Read the meditation provided and ask yourself how you would expand on it from your own experience. (4) Enter into a short time of silence with one thought that struck you in the words of Saint Francis or in the meditation. (5) Thank God for God's inspiration for this day. (6) Answer the questions(s) provided in the text for the day. (7) Write your resolution following the words: "Today I will....".(Order B16914 Price $12.95)
THE HUMILITY OF GODA Franciscan Perspective...by Ilia Delio, O.S.F.
"Here is the first extensive treatment of Franciscan theology of divine humility. Through the lens of Saint Bonaventure's theology, Ilia Delio searches for God today "in a fast-paced, scientific world that in many ways views God as an unnecessary hypothesis." Using Bonaventure's Christ-centered mysticism, Ilia Delio illustrates God's humility and his relationship to the world, while at the same time tackling today's tough questions." Paper, 256 pages, Saint Anthony Messenger Press, The Franciscan Library. (Order B16675 Price $13.95)
THE BLESSING CUP BOOK
...by Fr. Rock Travnikar, O.F.M.
prayer-rituals for families, groups, fraternities
" THE BLESSING CUP BOOK has grown as it has been used by people near and far. Base Christian communities, family gatherings and folks met along the way have offered suggestions and given their support and encouragement. It is my prayer that more and more will use this book as a launchpad for their own blessings. The cup is made holy by those who gather around it, and the best rites for family or group prayer-celebrations are written first in your heart. ...This latest edition contains twenty-eight new blessings to help families and groups bring their concerns to God in times of joy and excitement, in times of stress and sorrow." Book is 8.5 by 5.5 inches, paperback, 79 pages. Published by St. Anthony Press.
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EUCHARISTIC ADORATIONREFLECTIONS IN THE FRANCISCAN TRADITIONFranciscan Sisters of Perpetual AdorationNEW!. Published in March of 2012 by St. Anthony Messenger, 112 pages. paperback. Fiftytwo reflections followed by a pattern established by St. Clare of Assisi. The groupings are 'gaze upon', 'consider', 'contemplate', and 'imitate Christ'. The 'gaze' heading introduces a quotation related to Clare, her contemporary, St. Francis. 'Consider' presents a meditation in the Franciscan Tradition.'Contemplate' offers a new prayer. 'Imitate' suggest a response to a present-day challenge related to the topic. "These reflections are suitable for individual and group use, can be adapted to any occasion and are packed with pwerful insights that invite freaquent ew-vsiting." (Order B36325 Price $9.99)
~~OCTOBER 3rd~~COMMEMORATION OF THE TRANSITUS OF SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI TO ETERNAL LIFEECONOMY PACK OF 10 BOOKLETS A complete program for celebrating the Transistus as a Fraternity - prayer group or parish. The following are the participants: LEADER - the principal celebrant. FRANCIS - the voice of St. Francis. NARRATOR - tells the story of the last hours of St. Francis. COMMENTATOR - interprets the facts of the narrative. LECTOR #1 - reads the Scripture passages. LECTOR #2 - reads the passages from the Omnibus of Sources. BROTHER - signifies both "friends" and "superior." ALL - participants in the ceremony. THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE NEEDED FOR THIS CEREMONY: A lit paschal candle placed in front of the first pews or chairs. If the paschal candle is not available a San Damiano wall cross may be used. A Bible and a copy of the "Omnibus of Sources". Each shrink wrapped packet contains10 booklets, eight pages each - single sided, black and white, stapled left hand upper corner, size 8.5 X 11 inches.. A Franciscan Resources Family Publication - (Order 009-051-022 .. Price $15.85)