Inquiry Session 6 on May 23, 2021

The assignment is found under Tab 10 in FUN Manual.  “The Franciscan Movement” by Jan Parker, OF

         Read “The Franciscan Movement” pages 1-7.

         Use your biography of St. Francis to answer questions 1-4 on page 5 in your journals.

         Review: Lifeline of St Francis and “An Explanation to Accompany the Illustrated Lifeline” of Francis of Assisi.”

         Homework for Sunday, June 27:  Create your own lifeline.  Respond to questions on page 7 in your journal.  You may place your lifeline in your journal or on a separate piece of paper. We will share our lifelines.  Remember that all lifelines are valid and unique.  No extra credit will be given for being able to draw.

Inquiry Session 5: Scripture in the SFO Life

Read Ch. 8 (pgs. 83-97) of the Franciscan Journey. Answer questions on pages 96-97.

Supplemental reading: “Living the Gospel Life.”

There is no reading from the FUN manual this month.

Finish reading biography of St. Francis that you have chosen.

Inquiry Session 4: History of the OFS

1.  Franciscan Journey by Lester Bach OFM Chapter 7 OFS History Development of the OFS Rule.- answer questions on pages 56-57.  You have already read this book. This is here for personal review only, as we are adding to your understanding of this.           

2.  Additional Reading – click on the link:  Supplemental Readings Franciscan Journey Chapter 7 . These are not mandatory, but we find they are interesting and add to your knowledge. Fit them in whenever you are able.

3.  Fun Manual: “The Nature of the Secular Franciscan Order.”  You should have a FUN manual of your own now. The chapters may not align. Just look in your Table of Contents for this topic’s pages.

Inquiry Session 3 – Feb. 28, 2021
  1. FUN Manual chapter 10: (after tab 9 in spiral bound) 

The Vocation, Charism and Mission of Secular Franciscans: PP1-24 

  1.  Review the Franciscan Journey by Lester Bach OFM cap- Chapter 5- revisit the questions 
  1. The article Sailing the Seven ”C‘s ” of Franciscan Spirituality  by Jack Clark Robinson, OFM can be found by Clicking on the link below and scroll down to Page 163 

The Article begins on page 163 

  1. FRANCISCAN JOURNEY Additional Readings – Chapter 5  
  2. Poverty and Joy –- Wm. Short OFM – pp. 30-36  

US Catholic Catechism for Adults - God is the Trinity– pp. 51-53  

Catechism of the Catholic Church – #261 to #267  

  1.  Read: Fun Manual  Chapter 7 Vocation God’s Call
Inquiry Session 2 – Jan. 24, 2021

  Answer questions on pages 14 and 18

Inquiry Session 1 – Nov. 22, 2020
  1.  The Franciscan Journey by Lester Bach OFM cap 

Chapter 4 Inquiry in the OFS. Answer all questions 

  1. Supplemental Readings to Chapter 4 The Franciscan Journey

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