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Growing in universal love with undivided hearts (TOR Rule, 8)

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800th Jubilee Celebration of the SECOND LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL (1221)

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Christmas Message 2021 · Letter from the Council

We pray as we prepare for our General Assembly in May:
Highest, brightest God,
Enlighten the darkness of our hearts.
Give us a faith that leads on,
A hope that carries through everything,
A love that excludes no one and nothing.
Let us feel, Lord, who you are,
and realize how we are fulfilling your mission.

On behalf of the IFC-TOR welcome!
The IFC-TOR web site is conceived of as an instrument of collaboration and peace. It is a meeting point for those who wish to know about us and have news of the International Franciscan Conference-TOR.
It hopes to be a source of information and a means to know the history of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular, the aims of the Conference, in how many and which countries of the world they are present members, their addresses and information about each associated Institution.
In addition the site has the messages issued during the last General Assembly (a meeting held every four years in Assisi).
The IFC-TOR publishes a periodical Propositum, as a further means of sharing the message of the Franciscan Family.

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Memoriale Propositi 1221 ‒ 2021 · 800th

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Second Letter of St. Francis to the Faithful

Preface

This writing may have been written upon Francis’s return from his journey to the Middle East in the Spring of 1220, for not only does it speak of his weakened condition but also suggests the post-conciliar concerns of Pope Honorius III. At the same time, it recalls Francis’s earlier exhortation to the Brothers and Sisters of Penance and encourages its observance in light of many of the teachings of the Fourth Lateran Council.

 

English translation

PROPOSITUM

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Theme · Celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Second Letter to the Faithful (1221) - Saint Francis

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Theme · Responses to the COVID-19 and Reflections on FRATELLI TUTTI

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Theme · Incarnation

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Theme · Conversion

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Theme · Gift and Task

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Theme · Aspects of Obedience

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Theme · Your responses to Make a Dwelling

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Theme · Make a Dwelling

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Theme · Make a Dwelling

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Theme · Responding IN THE MARGINS OF THE SOCIETY

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Theme · Responding IN THE MARGINS OF SOCIETY

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Theme · Living the Golspel Interculturally

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Theme · Responability for all of God's Creation

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Theme · Conversion and Transformation

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Study Guide ENCYCLICAL “FRATELLI TUTTI” – Pope Francis

STUDY GUIDE chapters

INTRODUCTION

Introduction — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / Introduction · Pat McCloskey, OFM

CHAPTER 1

Dark Clouds A Closed World – Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 1 · Caryn Crook, OS

CHAPTER 2

A Stranger on the Road — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 2 · Father William Hugo, OFM Cap.

CHAPTER 3

Envisaging and Engendering an Open World — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 3 · Mary Esther Stewart, OFS

CHAPTER 4

A Heart Open to the Whole World — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 4 · Margaret Carney, OSF

CHAPTER 5

A Better Kind of Politics — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 5 · Michelle Balek, OSF

CHAPTER 6

Dialogue and Friendship in Society — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 6 · Charlie McCarthy, OFM Conv.

CHAPTER 7

Paths of Renewed Encounter — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 7 · Sr. Margaret Magee, OSF

CHAPTER 8

Religions at the Service of Fraternity in Our World — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 8 · Fr. Jim Puglisi, SA

How to Use this Guide

  1. This guide can be used with small or large groups and for personal reflection.
  2. Feel free to share with others the URL where you found the guide. You are free to print it for others who prefer a printed text. This guide is free.
  3. This guide serves as an overview to the chapter featured but cannot in the space available do justice to the richness of each chapter.

This is a cooperative venture of several Franciscan organizations. This study guide series is posted at:

https://franciscanmissionservice.org
https://franciscanaction.org
https://franciscanpilgrimages.com
https://secularfranciscansusa.org
https://franciscancollegesuniversities.org
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Feel free to duplicate and share this page.

Margaret Carney, OSF and Pat McCloskey, OFM coordinated this study guide series.

Our writers:
Nancy Celaschi, OSF
Caryn Crook, OSF
Bill Hugo, OFM Cap.
Mary Esther Stewart, OFS
Michelle Balek, OSF
Charlie McCarthy, OFM Conv.
Margaret Magee, OSF
Jim Puglisi, SA

URL for the Encyclical “FRATELLI TUTTI” English text:

www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/encyclicals.index.html

Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis