Spirit and Life Series
Presentations from the 8th Franciscan Forum (2008), held in Colorado Springs, with contributions from Jan Hoeberichts, Michael Calabria, OFM, F. Betul Cavdar, Paul Lachance, OFM, and Robert Lentz, OFM. This is a companion volume to Daring to Embrace the Other.
Mission in the Franciscan Tradition edited by Anselm Moons, OFM, and Flavian Walsh, OFM.
Collected essays reflect upon the contemporary value of the concrete missionary method of Francis and his followers.
Refounding in the Franciscan Tradition edited by Anthony Carrozzo, OFM
These essays describe one Franciscan province’s experience of a refounding process and how it grappled with its dreams, visions and plans in a complex and changing society.
This volume makes available the results of a unique conference held at the Franciscan Institute in April 2009 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Order of Friars Minor through the confirmation of the propositum vitae of the early friars by Pope Innocent III on April 16, 1209. This conference brought together for a brief but intense period of time two groups of people who do not often dialogue with each other: scholars of the Rule and practitioners of the Rule–those who study the Rule in an academic manner and those given the responsibility by their provinces of teaching and modeling the practice of the Rule in daily life. To that end, this volume presents six scholarly essays and nine interventions offered by friars from nine different areas of the globe who shared the challenges of living the Rule in diverse cultural, national and religious contexts.
edited by Michael F. Cusato, OFM, Keith Warner, OFM, and Elise Saggau, OSF.
As thirteenth-century urban populations increased, the friars, entrusted by the Church with the ministry of preaching, naturally needed to go where the people were. At the same time they needed to honor their way of life, which required them to live prayerfully in fraternities, yet not settle down permanently in stable religious houses after the monastic model.