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SFO Orientation

(Read the Journey and the Dream)

#1  Orientation and Introduction to the Franciscan Family

Themes: Some Requirements, Periods of Formation,Three Orders,Structure of SFO,Franciscan Symbols, Discernment

Session 1:  May 2020

  1. *The Franciscan Journey: Chapter 1,  Orientation in the SFO  Questions 1-6 pages 6-7
  2. Supplemental readings for Chapter 1 The Franciscan Journey :

God Is Love  – Benedict XVI  Read Paragraph 19: Franciscan Prayer-Ilia delio Page 109:  Francis of Assisi- The Saint volume 1 Page 41-42

https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/11001/documents/2019/12/Journey_Chapter%201.pdf

  1. *Prayer https://secularfranciscansusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Come-and-See-Digest-Prayer.pdf

4, *The Journey and the Dream By Murray Bodo OFM   pages 1-30

April 2020 Prayer:   https://secularfranciscansusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Come-and-See-Digest-Prayer.pdf

Feb 2020 Franciscan Image of Christ:  https://secularfranciscansusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Come-and-See-Digest-Christ.pdf

Jan 2020 Francis:  https://secularfranciscansusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Come-and-See-Digest-Francis.pdf

Digests  From  Pre Orientation sessions

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020

Second Encounter – Come and See follow up Feb 23, 2020, 11 a.m. Library at St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
The session is from 11-12.
We bring a bag lunch and share fellowship from 12-1.
At 1 p.m. we join the Professed for their monthly gathering.
*Please review the questions for discussion:
What thoughts do you have on Call?
*Please read and meditate on Matt 4:12-23.
Ask yourself: What Conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?
* Read the Digest: Francis of Assisi: Spiritual Father and Guide 
What inspired you?
Was anything hard to relate to?
What draws you to St. Francis?
Any other thoughts?
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