The Manual

Tau CrossThe Manual of TSSF (European Province) follows in a web-based format with links from the page of contnts. Versions for downloading and audio files are available – see the bottom of this page.

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  • PREFACE
  • The Rule of the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis
    This is a Booklet containing  (i) The Principles, (ii) The Constitution, (iii) The forms of Profession and Renewal. Approved by the Interprovincial Chapter (IPTOC)…….. (July 2011).
  • The Society of Saint Francis. The Constitution (September 2001)
    This is the Constitution of SSF which includes our three Orders.
  • A-1   The Third Order Office………………………. (St Francistide 2008)
  • A-9   Community Obedience…………………….. (St Francistide 2005)
  • B-1   The Order of Profession of Tertiaries……………… (June 2010)
  • B-6   The Renewal of Pledge by Professed Tertiaries (June 2010)
  • B-9   The Admission of Novices……………………………… (June 2010)
  • B-11 The Renewal of Pledge by Novices……………….. (June 2010)
  • C-1   Franciscan Prayers & Praises………………… (November 2006)
  • D-1   The Calendar, with comments on celebrating the Eucharist & key dates with appropriate propers…. (St Francistide 2001)
  • E-1   Welcome to a New Postulant……………. (St Francistide 2001)
  • E-1   Welcome to a Tertiary from another Area…. (St Francistide 2001)
  • E-3   Praying a Farewell……………………………. (St Francistide 2001)
  • E-6   The Blessing of a Ministry………………… (St Francistide 2001)
  • F-1    The Statutes…………………………………………………. (March 2012)
  • G-1   The Tertiary’s Personal Rule of Life…. (St Francistide 2001)
  • G-2   Annual Review of the Tertiary’s Vocation…. (St Francistide 2001)
  • H-1   Solitude and Contemplation…………………………… (June 2006)
  • H-5   Retreats………………………………………………………….. (June 2006)
  • H-7   A Franciscan Retreat?……………………………………. (June 2006)
  • H-11 Being a Band of Penitents……………………………… (June 2006)