Resources and Pictures


Region Pictures

Convivenza 2024
iane and Ed's
Laura Beausoleil's

Region Retreat 2023

Chapter of Ministers 2022 Visitation by National

Convivenza 2022

Chapter of Ministers
Ed's Pictures
Diane's Pictures

Formation Workshop
Ed's Photos
Diane's photos

Ed's pictures

Diane's pictures

Chapter of Ministers 2018

Ed Wojo

Servant Leaderhip Workshop 2018

Retreat 2018




North Jersey Cluster

Diane's pictures

Ed's Pictures

Convivenza 2018

Diane Menditto's pictures

Ed Wojciechowski's pictures

Manny Seese's pictures

Chapter of Ministers 2017

Ed Wojciechowski's Pictures
Diane Menditto's pictures

Region Retreat 2017
Ed Wojciechowski's Pictures

Manny Sese's Pictures
Diane's pictures

Convivenza 2017
Ed Wojciechowski's Pictures
Diane's Pictures

Chapter of Ministers 2016
Bob Stronach's pictures
Ed Wojciechowski's Pictures

Regional Retreat 2016
Diane's Pictures
Ed Wojciechowski's Pictures

Quinquennial Pictures
Servant Leadership Workshop
Convivenza 2016
Diane's pictures
Ed Wojciechowski's pictures

Region Retreat 2015
More Photos (Thanks, Ed W.)
Election: Most Holy Name Fraternity 8-3-15
Formation Workshop 5-16-15
More Photos (Thanks Ed W.)
Convivenza 4-25-2015
More Photos (Thanks, Ed W.)
North Jersey Cluster 2-28-15
More Photos (Thanks, Ed W.)

Region Chapter of Elections 2014
More Photos (Thanks, Ed)
San Damiano Fraternity
Operation Chill Out

Election: Sts. Elizabeth & Louis Fraternity

Region Retreat 2014
Additional Retreat Pictures
by Ed Wojciechowski
Election: St. Thomas Moore 7-20-14
Convivenza 2014
Election: St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Staten Island 6-19-14

Election: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Election: St. Benedict the Moor 3-3-14
Election: Korean Martyrs 2-3-14

Chapter of Ministers 11-16-13
Additional Pictures
 Ed Wojciechowski
Region Leadership Workshop 9-21-13
Region Retreat 2013 Pictures!
Pictures by Ed Wojciechowski
JPIC YOUFRA Confab July 2013
Convivenza 2013

Election: St. Anthony Butler 7-2-13
Election: St. Louis, Wood-Ridge 4-14-13
Election: Assumption, Wood-Ridge 4-12-13
Chapter of Ministers 1-19-13
Election St. John Vianney, Colonia 1-13-13
St. Mary oF the assumption pompton Lakes feeding the birds
Election Sacred Heart Yonkers 11-18-12
Election San Damiano Newton 11-14-12
Election: St. Francis, Hackensack, 11-8-12
Profession: St. Ann, Fair Lawn10-7-12

NAFRA chapter Pictures
Pictures by Bob Stronach
Pictures by Diane Menditto
Manhattan Cluster FUN Workshop PICTURES 3-2-13
North Jersey Cluster
JPIC and formation 10-6-12

Central Jersey Cluster
JPIC and Formation
election: St. Anne Fair Lawn 9-24-12
election: Cortesia Middletown, NJ


Transitus of St. Clare 8-10-12
Election Most Holy Name
Manhattan Cluster Picnic 7-22-12
(Thank you to Amelia Jalandoni)
Quinquennial 2012
Election St. Peter 6-23-12
Convivenza Pictures 2012
Visitation: St. Anthony, Butler
June 5, 2012

RETREAT April 20-22, 2012 PICTURES!
DAY 1    DAY 2    DAY 3  More

St. Conrad Election 4-4-12
Formation Manual Workshop
January 20-22, 2012
OL Angels Region
Chapter of Elections

Korean Martyrs Fraternity Professions

NAFRA Annual Meeting
Sts. Elizabeth & Louis Elections
Region Retreat 2011
Convivenza 2011
Pictures #1
Pictures #2
(Thanks to Bob Stronach)
St. John Vianney/St. Elizabeth of Hungary Elections 3-18-11

Chapter of Ministers 2010
National Visitation
Recipients of Francis Medal
om Brown, SFO and
Marcia Stamboulian, SFO
Region Retreat 2010
Formation Directors May 2010
Assumption Fraternity
Election 4-10
Convivenza 2010

St. Louis-Ft. Lee- Election 3-10
Chapter of Ministers 11-09
San Damiano Election 11-09
St. Francis-Hackensack-Elections
North Jersey Cluster-9-09
at Laurelwood Arboretum

Conversion Retreat 09
Servants of God Fraternity 9-9-09

St. John Vianney/St. Eliz. Hungary 50th Anniversary Celebration
Formation Directors Meeting 5-09

Most Holy Name-Little Falls Elections
St. John Vianney Colonia-Elections
Convivenza 2009
St. Anne-Fair Lawn-Elections
Region Council on Election Day 2008
Region Elections 2008 (slide show)

North Jersey Cluster 6-08
North Jersey Cluster 3-08
Convivenza 2008
Chapter of Ministers 2007
North Jersey Cluster-Day of Rec
Convocation for the Newly Professed 2007
Region Formation Day
17th Quinquennial
North Jersey Cluster 6-07
St. Anthony Fraternity Butler
Chapter of Elections

Convivenza 4-28-07
North Jersey Cluster 3-07
St. Anthony of Padua Fraternity
Chapter of Elections

North Jersey Cluster 12-06

Chapter of Ministers 2006
Servant Leadership Day
Region Retreat 2006
North Jersey Cluster 9-9-06
North Jersey Cluster 6-10-06
Convivenza 2006
Region Council on Election Day 2005
Region Elections 2005 (slide show)
Region Retreat 2005
North Jersey Cluster 12-2004
Region Elections and Council 2002


Region Documents and Forms

Region Handbook

Regional Formation Handbook

Application for Admission
 to the OFS

Transfer Form PDF

Rule and General Constitutions 2001 PDF
 Affiliates: PDF

Regional Governance Guidelines PDF

Election/Visitation Request Form  PDF   
Election Report Form

For Visitations
Fraternity Self-Evaluation Form
PDF  Word
Minister Check List

Pre-Visitation Questionnaire
PDF  Word
Pastoral/Fraternal Visitation Report Form

The Troubadour
Our Region Newsletter


You may type in your fraternity's information and print copies!

Who are the Secular Franciscans?

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National Fraternity & CIOFS

Explanation of FAIR SHARE by National Minister, Tom Bello, OFS

NAFRA National Meeting and
Chapter of Elections 2015
Our Region Hosted!
Pictures by Bob Stronach

Pictures by Diane Menditto

NAFRA National Meeting and Chapter of Elections 2012
Pictures by Bob Stronach

National Formation Workshop
Pictures by Bob Stronach

CIOFS: Ongoing Formation Project English

CIOFS General Chapter 2017Documents

CIOFS Publication Vox Franciscana

FUN Manual English PDF
FUN Manual Spanish PDF

Requires Adobe Reader
Formation Resource Materials
National Formation Page

TAU (new site)

National Newsletter (The Tau)
English and Spanish

Forms: Local, Regional & National


National Statutes--USA
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Decree Approving Statutes

The Rule of 1978
Regla en español
Regola in Italiano

Rule and General Constitutions 2001 PDF

 Affiliates: PDF

Ritual of the SFO
International version
Ritual en español
Require Adobe Reader

Statutes for Spiritual and
Pastoral Assistance to the SFO

Handbook for Spiritual Assistance to the OFS 2012 PDF

Handbook for Spiritual Assistance 2005 version PDF

Franciscans International

Franciscan Action Network (FAN)

Local Fraternity Websites

St. Anthony Fraternity, Butler, NJ

St. Benedict the Moor Fraternity
31st Street, NYC

St. Francis Fraternity
Hackensack, NJ

St. Francis  Fraternity
Ringwood, NJ

Most Holy Name Fraternity
Little Falls, NJ

St. Peter Fraternity
Somerset, NJ

Central New Jersey Cluster

St. John Vianney Fraternity
Colonia, NJ

St. Mary's Secular Franciscans
Pompton Lakes, NJ

St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Staten Island

Other Regions--Good Resources

St. Katharine Drexel Region

Five Franciscan Martyrs Region
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Region
Tau Cross Region

Presentations & Presenters We Want to Remember

CIOFS Formation Secretariat

Thematic Guide for Formation

Diane Menditto, OFS

Ongoing Formation Presentation

Fratelli Tutti
Pope Francis and St. Francis
Chapter of Ministers 2020 PDF

Vocations Presentation
Chapter of Ministers 2019

Ed Wojciechowski and Kate Asselin

Link to Vocations Tool Kit National Website

Bro. Kip Ledger, OFM Cap.
Theological Reflection
Focus Questions

Servant Leadership


North Jersey Cluster June 2018

Ron Pihokker


PDF of Presentation

Convivenza 2018

Who Do We Say We Are? Diane Menditto

Slides PDF
Speakers Notes

Did You Know... Handouts

YouTube Channel
Ed Wojciechowski

Slides PDF
YouTube Link

All about Quinquennial 2016

Servant Leadership Workshop
Fr. Bob Sandoz, OFM: PDF
Richard Morton, OFS: PDF

Laudato Sì Presentation
(Ed Wojciechowski)
PowerPoint   PDF

The Joy of the Gospel
Fr. Matthew Pravetz, OFM
Presentation PDF
Small Group topics PDF
Marian Prayer PDF
Diane Menditto
Presentation PDF
Take Away notes PDF

Fr. Kevin Tortorelli, OFM
Renewing the Church PDF

Sr. Lillian Alam, FFM
Human Trafficking PPS PDF
Look Beneath the Surface PPS PDF
Human Trafficking Handbook PDF

Trafficking Graphic

Deacon Tom Bello, OFS,
National Minister
OFS Statistics 2012 PPS  PDF
NAFRA Priorities PDF

Explanation of FAIR SHARE by
National Minister, Tom Bello, OFS
PDF (2014)

Jerry and Cricket Aull

Richard Morton's talk on Regionalization-2011 (PDF)
Quotes from famous people about the SFO (PDF)

PowerPoint of Mary Stronach's talk on 
The Future of the Order-2011 PDF

Sermon on the Mount:
Meditation on the Beatitudes-2009

 Word  PDF


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