Liturgy of the Hours
The daily prayer of the Church
Franciscan Wake Service
To be used as a wake service when celebrating
the life of a deceased Secular Franciscan
St Francis of Assisi died on the evening
of the 3rd October 1226.
It has long been a pious tradition
of prayer and devotion for Franciscans to keep this night
as a remembrance of his passing (transitus) to God.
Franciscan Way of the Cross
To commemorate the journey of Jesus on Good Friday
Franciscan Crown Rosary
"The Franciscan Order has always shown a deep devotion
to Mary. Among the traditions in our Franciscan heritage
is the story of the Franciscan Crown Rosary. As with all
devotions to Our Lady, this one invites us to celebrate God's power at work in the life of Mary".
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This excerpt from Fr.Lester Bach, Catch Me A Rainbow (1990), pp. 152-153. Published by the National Formation Commission of Secular Franciscans, USA. Used with permission.