Prayer Life

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The spirituality of the Secular Franciscan is a plan of life centered on the person and on the following of Christ.

As members of the Secular Franciscan Order we allow prayer and contemplation to be the soul of all we are and do (see Rule 8 of the OFS).

 

 

 

 

 

The Eucharist is the center of the life of the Fraternity.   Our Fraternity commits to visit Jesus, in adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament, on a daily basis.

We join in prayer in one of the forms proposed by the Church, reliving the mysteries of the life of Christ (Rule 8).  These prayers may be (cf  Ritual of the Secular Franciscan Order):

  1. Morning and evening prayer from The Liturgy of the Hours, either in common or in private. These celebrations are to be preferred at the fraternity meeting.
  2. A shortened form of The Liturgy of the Hours according to forms adapted to the local Churches.
  3. The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  4. The office of the Passion written by St. Francis of Assisi.
  5. The office of the twelve Our Fathers in one of its many versions that have been enriched with short biblical readings and also adapted to the structure of The Liturgy of the Hours, especially since this form of prayer still thrives in many parts of the world and is a useful way of praying in everyday circumstances.

At our monthly gatherings time is devoted to prayer with the Holy Scriptures in the ancient practice of Lectio Divina.

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