Assisi Booklets and other TSSF Publications

Assisi booklets are official publications of the TSSF European Province and are listed below.

Other publications of the TSSF European Province and are also listed below.


Martha, lay founder of TSSF

“Martha” is a life of Dorothy Swayne, lay founder of TSSF, a booklet available along with a discussion paper, “Then & Now”.

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Obedience – Listening Closely – Assisi Booklet Number 5

This document is the result of nearly three years’ work by our current Provincial Formation Guardian and numerous members, including his predecessor, to produce such material. It is not a learned paper, though there is much study behind it, and neither is it a simple read to be enjoyed and then shelved. Rather, this is a document that attempts actively to engage the whole Order in further work. The hope
is that individual tertiaries will both explore it for themselves and also that it will be used by Local Groups for their on-going prayer and reflection about how to live the Franciscan life together.

The document interprets obedience as listening closely. It could just as easily have been described as ‘holy listening’, but that might have obscured what the Order hopes will happen with this document. What is offered is the opportunity for renewed effort to work together as brothers and sisters to support each other in our journey of continuing formation, and also material to inspire and sharpen our skills in
listening both to each other and to the Holy Spirit. The vision and hope is therefore that the content and wisdom in this document will enable and support this to happen throughout the Order.

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Thinking About Fasting – Assisi Booklet Number 4

You can download this booklet using the link below.

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Celebrating Diversity - Assisi Booklet Number 3

The material in this booklet has resulted from the work carried out by the Sexuality Group set up to address relevant issues in the run up to General Chapter at York on 3 to 5 August 2006. The main topic involved is homosexuality, and the appropriate response of Christians to homosexual people – since the issue has the potential of causing schism in the Church.

You can download this booklet using the links below.

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Francis the Peacemaker - Assisi Booklet Number 2

This paper looks critically at S. Francis's record as a peacemaker, set against the social and political background of the first quarter of the 13th Century. It can be downloaded using the link below.

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Poverty - Assisi Booklet Number 1

The booklet "Poverty" by Winifred Stone is not available for download but may be purchased from Third Order Distribution.

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