Guidelines for Initial Formation (1986)

Handbook for Spiritual Assistance to the Secular Franciscan Order   (2nd revision, 2012)

OFS Rule, General Constitutions, National Statutes (Essential Documents)

OFS Ritual of the Secular Franciscan Order (St. Anthony Messenger Press)

For Up To Now (FUN) Manual

Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2nd edition, (green colored cover)

Vatican II documents, especially:

     Decree on the Apostolate of the Laity (Apostolicam Actuositatem)

     Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium)

     Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium       et Spes)

     The Lay Members of Christ’s Faithful People (Christifideles Luici)

International Statues for Spiritual & Pastoral Assistance (Rome, 2009)

Francis and the Third Order by Raffaele Pazzelli

Called to Make Present the Charism by Benet Fonck, OFM (Volume 5)

Franciscan Family Connection (Revised Edition 2011)

The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order: Origins, Development, Interpretation by Robert M. Stewart

Handbook for Secular Franciscan Servant Leadership (2010 edition)

The Franciscans, Br. Bill Short

Clare of Assisi, “The Lady”, Early Documents

St. Francis of Assisi: Passion, Poverty, and the Man that Transformed the Church; Bret Thoman, OFS