General Formation Resources

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PAGE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED.

Many have asked for resource materials which can be used as an aid to initial and ongoing formation. We hope this listing will be helpful to you.

We will continue to provide updates, but if you know of anything that can be added to this list, please don’t hesitate to contact Rose Viragh, OFS (perfectjoy@optimum.net), our Regional Formation Director, so it can be added.

Please refer to Tau-USA for a listing of formation resources available through Smoky Valley Printing.

Other resources you may wish to consider are:

CIOFS monthly ongoing formation program

Fr. John Sullivan, OFM – SFO Study Guides – recommended for ongoing formation:

3. Franciscan Institute Publications – franinst.sbu.edu/catalog – Publishes Catholic books, Franciscan Studies, an annual scholarly review containing articles in the major languages of Western Europe on Franciscan philosophical and theological thought and history; The Cord, a popular bimonthly review of Franciscan spirituality; and Greyfriars Review which makes available in English translations of important articles of Franciscan academic interest, published quarterly.

4. Franciscan Press www.franciscanpress.com – Catholic book publisher

5. Pauline Media www.pauline.org/store – Catholic book publisher

6. Now You Know Media – www.nowyouknowmedia.com – a resource for audio and video programs

7. St. Anthony Messenger Press/Franciscan Communications – www.americancatholic.org – Catholic magazine (The St. Anthony Messenger) and book publisher; web presence includes articles, information on books, videos, and other Catholic resources.

Suppliers of Franciscan Materials

1. Smoky Valley Printing, Box 189, Lindsborg, KS 67456

Products: A wide variety of books, handbooks, and support materials specifically for the Secular Franciscan Order.
Phone: (785) 227-2364
E-Mail: lindabce@kans.com

2. Franciscan Institute Publications

Studies, an annual scholarly review containing articles in the major languages of Western Europe on Franciscan philosophical and theological thought and history; The Cord, a popular bimonthly review of Franciscan spirituality; and Greyfriars Review which makes available in English translations of important articles of Franciscan academic interest, published quarterly.

Products: books, Franciscan Studies, an annual scholarly review containing articles in the major languages of Western Europe on Franciscan philosophical and theological thought and history; The Cord, a popular bimonthly review of Franciscan spirituality; and Greyfriars Review which makes available in English translations of important articles of Franciscan academic interest, published quarterly.

o Website: http://franinst.sbu.edu/catalog_page.html

o Postal Address: Franciscan Institute Publications, The Franciscan Institute, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY 14778

Phone: 716-375-2105

Email: franinst@sbu.edu

3. Franciscan Press (of Quincy University)

Products: Franciscan books, including titles for SFO Formation and the ‘SFO Resource Library series

o Website: http://www.franciscanpress.com/

Postal Address: Quincy University, 1800 College Ave., Quincy, IL 62301

Phone: (217) 228-5670

Email: service@franciscanpress.com

4. Franciscan Resources – Phone: 1-800-772-6910

5. The Franciscan Store

Products: “The purpose of the Franciscan Store is to provide quality Franciscan items in order to promote the vision begun by Francis and Clare of Assisi. The focus of the Store is on items of spiritual and symbolic value to the Franciscan tradition.”

Website: www.franciscan-friars.org