Orientation Session 5:  Sept. 27

Ecclesiology of the Laity

Themes: The Church and Its Mission

  1. For Up to Now (Fun Manuel) Elements of Ecclesiology and Theology of the Laity, by Ron Pihoker SFO PP 1-14:


  1. The Journey and the Dream by Murray Bodo PP 124-154
  2. Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace by Sarah and Dan Mulholland, O.F.S. https://secularfranciscansusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Come-and-See-Digest-Peace.pdf

Orientation Session 4:  Aug. 23

Lay Spirituality

1. The Franciscan Journey by Lester Bach OFM

Chapter 5: Lay secular Sprituality

Scripture reflection: Luke 8:9-15

Answer questions 1-8 on pages 56-57 in your Journals

Links to Supplemental readings: https://onedrive.live.com/Edit.aspx?resid=503CBFD97EFAAADB!70151&authkey=!AGQFk1y-PdcxWoo

2. The Journey and the Dream, By Murray Bodo PP 93-123

3. Christ the Center: The Franciscan Image of Christ by Edward L. Shirley, O.F.S. https://secularfranciscansusa.org/wp-content/uploads/Come-and-See-Digest-Christ

Orientation Session 3:  July 26

Basic Catholic Doctrine Francis and Clare
Themes: Francis, Clare, Scripture , the Creed, Christology, Church, Mary, Sacraments, Eucharist.

1. The Franciscan Journey by Lester Bach OFM .  Chapter 3 . Answer Questions 1-10 on Pages 32 and 33
Link to supplemental readings:
2. The Journey and the Dream by Murray Bodo
Pages 62-92
3. For Up to Now(FUN Manual)
Basic Catholic Doctrine, Edward Shirley SFO
Pages 1-14
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Orientation 2:  June 28


  1. * The Franciscan Journey: Chapter 2, Three Orders, Structure, Discernment: *question 1-10 page 19
  2. Supplemental readings:


  1. * Fun manual: Franciscan Family a brief Introduction: Pages 5-12:


  1. *The Journey and the Dream By Murray Bodo OFM pages 31-61
  2. *Clare of Assisi:


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


  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

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