Monday, September 28, 2009

Web Video About The Secular Franciscan Order

The Franciscan Family has been celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the approval of the Rule of the Order of Friars Minor. From that beginning came the Poor Clares, the Second Order; and the Secular Franciscan Order, the Third Order. Thousands of lay men and women have been members of the SFO, many continue to join, seeking to "observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi..." (Art. 4, Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order). Recently, a web video has been posted, of an interview with J. Patrick Mendes, SFO, National Minister of the United States SFO Fraternity. In it, he gives some background on the Order, and the formation process. Please check it out!

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