The Franciscan Central Archive (FCA) will be a physical center, following national archival standards, with a reading room, exhibition space, lecture hall, and robust virtual presence. Researchers will be able to study congregational ministries, shared vocations, and Franciscan charism across the collections. The FCA will be supported by charism- based… Continue Reading Franciscan Central Archive Monthly Newsletter
The Franciscan Central Archive (FCA) is a sustainable, charism-based collaborative repository for the combined archival collections of Franciscan entities across the United States. FCA preserves, protects, and provides access to the records of its Franciscan entities for the purposes of research and knowledge through a collaborative repository that will carry… Continue Reading Franciscan Central Archive
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
This text has been provided by the working group of the Coordination Committee for the Franciscan Centenary. These experts have created an outline for learning more about our charism at each stage of the Centenary. This text lends itself to multifaceted use and will help us set out on this… Continue Reading 2023-2026: A Multifaceted Centenary in Which Several Centenaries Will be Celebrated
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, we gathered on Zoom to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the TOR Rule–which is officially celebrated on December 8, 2022. Executive Director, Sara P. Marks, interviewed Sr. Margaret Carney and Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras on their experience of participating in the process that led to the Third… Continue Reading 40th Anniversary of the TOR Rule Posted
On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, in anticipation of the 40th Anniversary of the TOR Rule, Executive Director, Sara P. Marks, interviewed Sr. Margaret Carney and Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras on their experience of participating in the process that led to the Third Order Regular Rule that TOR Franciscans live today.
Join the Franciscan Federation at noon Eastern on Wednesday, December 7th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Third Order Regular Rule. Executive Director, Sara P. Marks will be interviewing Sr. Margaret Carney and Jean-Francois Godet-Calogeras on their experience of living through the pivotal process that brought about the acceptance… Continue Reading 40th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration of the Third Order Regular Rule
Above all else, the TAU meant mission for Francis: a mission to proclaim the Goodness of God by a wholehearted following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ because of whom all life is sacred. Tau Series This series presents the depth of the Franciscan Tradition in an easily digestible format.… Continue Reading Tau Series
In May of 2017 Ramona Miller, OSF presented on the four values of the TOR Rule at the IFC-TOR Conference held in Assisi, Italy. Below are the texts for the four presentations.