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800th Jubilee Celebration of the SECOND LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL (1221)
Council 5th input - Sr. Joanne
Council 4th input - Sr. Dolores
Council 3rd input - Sr. Magdalena
Council 2nd input - Sr. Benigna
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.
Resource Manual for the Study
of the Third Order Regular Rule
Available by chapters in English
Memoriale Propositi 1221 ‒ 2021 · 800th
Anniversary / Day of Calebration
Second Letter of St. Francis to the Faithful
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.
Propositum 2021 / 2
Theme · Celebration of the 800th Anniversary of the Second Letter to the Faithful (1221) - Saint Francis
Propositum 2021 / 1
Theme · Responses to the COVID-19 and Reflections on FRATELLI TUTTI
Propositum 2019 / 2
Theme · Gift and Task
Propositum 2019 / 1
Theme · Aspects of Obedience
Propositum 2018 / 2
Theme · Your responses to Make a Dwelling
Propositum 2018 / 1
Theme · Make a Dwelling
Propositum 2017 / 3
Theme · Make a Dwelling
Propositum 2017 / 2
Theme · Responding IN THE MARGINS OF THE SOCIETY
Propositum 2017 / 1
Theme · Responding IN THE MARGINS OF SOCIETY
Theme · Living the Golspel Interculturally
Theme · Responability for all of God's Creation
Study Guide ENCYCLICAL “FRATELLI TUTTI” – Pope Francis
STUDY GUIDE chapters
Introduction — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / Introduction · Pat McCloskey, OFM
Dark Clouds A Closed World – Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 1 · Caryn Crook, OS
Envisaging and Engendering an Open World — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 3 · Mary Esther Stewart, OFS
A Heart Open to the Whole World — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 4 · Margaret Carney, OSF
Dialogue and Friendship in Society — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 6 · Charlie McCarthy, OFM Conv.
Paths of Renewed Encounter — Summary and quotes from the Encyclical / chapter 7 · Sr. Margaret Magee, OSF
How to Use this Guide
- This guide can be used with small or large groups and for personal reflection.
- 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.
- 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:
Feel free to duplicate and share this page.
Margaret Carney, OSF and Pat McCloskey, OFM coordinated this study guide series.
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: