To foster faith sharing among the Franciscan family and engagement with our Franciscan intellectual-spiritual tradition, CFIT has developed a series of short videos for use during Advent.
Each video “opens up” three books: the book of life experience, Sacred Scripture, and our Franciscan tradition, emphasizing the Franciscan intellectual tradition and contemporary Franciscan experiences.
The videos are less than 10 minutes long and are accompanied by questions designed to prompt reflection and sharing of our experience as Franciscans. They are designed to encourage fraternal faith sharing, and we hope that Franciscan communities will take advantage of them.
By Jack Clark Robinson, OFM
By Keith Douglass Warner, OFM
By Darleen Pryds, PhD
Darleen Pryds specializes in the Medieval Franciscan Tradition (Lay Franciscans and the Third Order, Lay Preaching, Mysticism) and the Spirituality of Dying and Death. Her focus on lay Franciscans has analyzed the tradition of lay preaching as a form of “Somatic Theology,” or theology expressed through lived experience.
Keith Douglass Warner OFM serves as Director of the Franciscan Renewal Project at the Franciscan School of Theology, at the University of San Diego.
Jack Clark Robinson, OFM is the Director at Santa Barbara Mission Archive Library and Vicar, Office of Revitalization & Restructuring at US 6 Franciscans. He teaches as an adjunct professor at the Franciscan School of Theology. He is the author of, Franciscan Friars: Coast to Coast, 2019.