Secular Franciscans and their spiritual assistants will appreciate this little bookletan English translation of the approved Latin text of the Ritual for the Secular Franciscan Order. The Preface provides background on the history and purpose of the Ritual and helpful guidelines for its use. Part 1 contains the rites for celebrating the various stages of admission to the Secular Franciscan Order. Part 2 contains prayers for use at the various meetings of Secular Franciscan fraternities. An Appendix includes appropriate Scripture readings, Franciscan readings and prayers of St. Francis.
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About the Author
Franciscan Friar Benet A. Fonck is the coordinator of communications for the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans). He has been involved with the Secular Franciscans in updating their ritual, providing commentaries for their new Rule and Constitutions, and facilitating a deeper commitment to their spiritual life, community participation, and apostolic endeavors. He has a bachelor of philosophy degree from Quincy University; a master of arts in theology (sacraments) from DePaul University; a master of divinity degree (liturgy) from the Catholic Theological Union; and a degree in journalism from Marquette University.