Guidelines for Initial Formation 2017
These guidelines were developed by the International Franciscan Formation Commission, approved by CIOFS in 2017 and published in May, 2018. The Formation Commission state that these guidelines are intended to form a responsible Secular Franciscan, committed, mature and convinced of the richness of fraternal life.
These guidelines are meant for those Secular Franciscan brothers and sisters who have already been admitted and have gone through orientation (Art. 37-38 GGCC). They are starting the stage of initial formation as indicated in Art. 40 GGCC. This instrument should be life-giving and should be accompanied by concrete experiences of service and apostolates which should enrich the experience.