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Week 1 AFC Advent

We are Five weeks away from many of us coming together in St. Louis for the Annual Federation Conference. This AFC Advent prayer series has been put together by the AFC Planning Committee. Those members include Michele Dunne, OFS; Susan Marie Pleiss, OSF; Carolyn Townes, OFS; Cheryl Wint, OSF; Brother… Continue Reading Week 1 AFC Advent

Assistance Needed in Creating a Tribute for the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis’ Death in 2026

Having written a biographical screenplay – well grounded in Franciscan spirituality, but with lyrics suitable for more modern melodies-the assistance of a skilled composer is needed to collaborate on creating the music, as well as assistance/connections (and funding) to get the film produced in time for release during the 800th… Continue Reading Assistance Needed in Creating a Tribute for the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis’ Death in 2026

Franciscan Central Archive Initiative

There is urgency for congregations in diminishment to find permanent repositories for their archives. In 2017, Franciscan Federation President, Kathie Uhler, OSF, sent a letter to Third Order Regular USA leadership asking for discussion. Those meetings led to the Franciscan Central Archive Initiative. Our vision is a sustainable, charism-based collaborative… Continue Reading Franciscan Central Archive Initiative

The Padua Program Opens Registration

The Pauda Program at St. Bonaventure University helps Franciscan institutions and ministries transmit the values of Saints Francis and Clare to new generations of leaders. Infusing this mission into the daily operations of Franciscan schools, hospitals, retreat centers, and social service programs requires competent leaders. Individuals completing the program will… Continue Reading The Padua Program Opens Registration

Graduate Certificate in Franciscan Spirituality

Catholic Theological Union 18 Credit Hours Since it’s founding in 1968, the Catholic Theological Union (CTU) has been blessed with the Franciscan presence of the Friars Minor, the Capuchins, the Conventuals, Franciscan Sisters and Secular Franciscans. CTU’s commitment to the Franciscan Family has been constant throughout the years and especially… Continue Reading Graduate Certificate in Franciscan Spirituality

Executive Director Search: International Franciscan Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular 

International Franciscan Conference would like to remind Federation Membership of their search for a new administrator. The search will close on March 24, 2023. IFC-TOR, through the leadership of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis religious femaleand male religious institutes, societies of apostolic life, addresses the life and concerns… Continue Reading Executive Director Search: International Franciscan Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular 

Commission for Life & Mission Consultation with TOR Formation and Spirituality Ministers

The Formation-Education subcommittee of the Commission for Life and Mission, invites those serving as formation (initial and ongoing) and spirituality ministers – to a consultative Zoom session. We want to hear directly from you about your ministries and how the Federation may be able to support you in these endeavors. This… Continue Reading Commission for Life & Mission Consultation with TOR Formation and Spirituality Ministers

Administrator Search: Franciscan Pilgrimages Program

Franciscan Pilgrimages Program would like to remind Federation Membership of their search for a new administrator. The search will close on March 31, 2023. The Administrator is the Chief Executive Officer of FPP, the President of the Corporation and responsible for the day-to-day function of the organization. To fulfill this… Continue Reading Administrator Search: Franciscan Pilgrimages Program

“The Franciscan Federation Makes a Home for Associates” by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Associates

The Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Associates have graciously written and shared this article for all involved in the Federation to enjoy. It expresses the exciting energy that has continued to unfold since AFC 2022, specifically through the associates’ connection with the Commission for Life & Mission. All are encouraged to… Continue Reading “The Franciscan Federation Makes a Home for Associates” by the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany Associates