Formation

To download the 2011 FUN Manual, click HERE.
NOTE: Downloads slowly. This is a very large file!

Individual Chapters from the FUN Manual will be placed below in PDF format, as they become available. These have not been modified, and appear just as they appeared in the original FUN Manual. You can view them or print them from here for your own use.

Chapter Title
Basic Catholic Doctrine
The Nature of the Secular Franciscan Order
The Vocation, Charism and Mission of Secular Franciscans
St. Francis and His Approach to Divinity, Part I
A Brief History of the Secular Franciscan Order and Its Rules

Items at the National Formation Commission Page are being moved to the new location at the OFS-USA website. (February 2019)

Choose “Franciscan Books” on the Library tab (from the menu on the black bar above^^^) for a bibliography of Franciscan books for formation.

Quite a few of our other formation materials come from Smoky Valley Printing in Lindsborg, Kansas. They do not have a website, but their catalog generally appears in the TAU magazine each quarter. Their contact information is below:

Smoky Valley Printing
P.O. Box 189
Lindsborg, KS 67456

Phone: 785-227-2364
FAX: 785-227-3360
Email: lindabce@kans.com