Reading Recommendations

The following are some reading recommendations to deepen your understanding of the Franciscan life.

New American Bible – Revised Edition (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order: With a Catechism and Instructions – Ramos, Baldonado, Grant

To Live As Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans – Foley, Weigel, Normile

The Franciscan Journey, Embracing the Franciscan Vision –  Lester Bach, OFM Cap

Francis:  The Journey and the Dream – Murray Bodo, OFM

The Way of St. Francis: The Challenge of Franciscan Spirituality for Everyone – Murray Bodo, OFM

Francis & Clare of Assisi – Early Documents

Franciscan Prayer – Ilia Delio, OSF

A Franciscan View of Creation: Learning to Live in a Sacramental World – Ilia Delio, OSF

Deus Caritas Est – Encyclical Letter, Benedict XVI

Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis