Little Portion

LITTLE PORTION gets its name from Porziuncola (“little portion of land”) that was the most sacred place for the early Franciscans. It was here that the young Francis understood his vocation and embarked on his own lifelong formation and that of forming the three orders that continue to exist today.

LITTLE PORTION is the magazine of the European Province of the Third Order. Its purpose is to strengthen the community of the dispersed Third Order, be a means of contact between Tertiaries, enrich life-long formation and inform Tertiaries of good practice throughout the Province.

Issue dates and themes are listed below. Before Summer 2012, the Chronicle was our magazine.

To contact the Editor, Little Portion, please email: editor@tssf.org.uk


Little Portion Issue 13, September 2018

Theme: "Openness to all"

Copy deadline 15 July 2018

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Little Portion Issue 12, March 2018

Theme: "Work"

Copy deadline 15 January 2018

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Little Portion Issue 11, September 2017

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Little Portion Issue 10, March 2017

Theme: "Prayer"

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Little Portion Issue 9, September 2016

Theme: “Joy and Humility”

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Little Portion Issue 8, March 2016

Theme: “Living simply and sharing”

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Little Portion Issue 7, September 2015

Theme: “To spread the spirit of Love and Harmony”

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Little Portion Issue 6, March 2015

Theme: “Making Christ Known”

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Little Portion Issue 5, August 2014

Theme: “To Dedicate their Lives”

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Little Portion Issue 4, February 2014

Theme: "Being Knit Together in Community and Prayer"

The text is available here (as a PDF). The audio files have not yet been made available.

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Little Portion Issue 3, August 2013

Theme: “To Serve God in Everyday Life”

Text file of the whole magazine and audio files of the sections of the magazine.

Please note that audio files "Track 12: TSSF Contacts and Resources" has an error in Paul Bodenham's postcode. It also gives a couple of different email addresses, but these will work.

 

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Little Portion Issue 2, February 2013

Theme: “Treasure in Jars of Clay”

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Little Portion Issue 1, June 2012

Theme: “Prophetic Voices in our Time”

This should have reached all Professed Tertiaries and Novices around 20th July. The Editorial Team will be very pleased to received feedback on this new venture, which replaces the familiar “Chronicle”.

One problem about which we are already aware is that mailings to couples (Tertiaries at the same address) included only one copy of the magazine, which had been the practice with the Chronicle recently. The sharing of the magazine may or may not be acceptable, but it is absolutely clear that enclosures like Manual page updates must be sent to each Tertiary. We are arranging a mailing of a second set of enclosures.

Enclosures with Issue 1 were

  1. The Intercessions List, as usual.

  2. Revised Preface and Contents pages for the TSSF Manual; these are ready to insert in your Manual in place of the current pages (i) and (ii).

  3. Revised pages F-17 to F-20 of the Manual (Statutes of the European Province); these replace pages F-17 to F-19 dated Francistide 2009; you should also cross out the part of Section 5 at the foot of page F-16.

  4. An updated copy of the Rule of the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis; this replaces the booklet you have with its three parts - Principles, Constitution and Forms of Profession and Renewal; we share these with the other Provinces of TSSF worldwide. This is intended to be kept as part of your Manual.

  5. Some advertising from the Sisters of the Community of St Clare at Freeland, who do so much to help us in distributing our magazine and printing these enclosures.

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