Instrumentum laboris

Dear broth­ers:

In prepa­ra­tion for the Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter, we present you with the text which was already sent to the Capit­u­lars as the Instru­men­tum laboris. We ask you to sup­port the Chap­ter with prayer and by read­ing, reflect­ing and study­ing the revised Con­sti­tu­tions.
As usu­al, the revised text is pre­sent­ed in a three-col­umn for­mat which allows for com­par­i­son with the cur­rent Con­sti­tu­tions. The third col­umn offers expla­na­tions for any changes intro­duced.
The revised text of the Con­sti­tu­tions has been a ten-year effort. The text will be eval­u­at­ed, exam­ined and ana­lyzed at the Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter, from July 24 to August 26, 2018. The Chap­ter will take place in Nemi, one of the Alban Hills near Rome. In this text, ele­ments of entire Order have expressed them­selves: fri­ars, Con­ven­tu­al Chap­ters, Fed­er­a­tions, the Inter­na­tion­al Com­mis­sion, the Canon­ists’ Com­mit­tee, the Gen­er­al Defin­i­to­ry and the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee: all have made their own con­tri­bu­tion. The final text is the result of a long but col­lab­o­ra­tive process by every­one. It is real­ly the ripe fruit of the whole Order.
We wish you good read­ing and reflec­tion in the light of the Rule and our form of evan­gel­i­cal life. We invite you to look at this web­page often, before and dur­ing the Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter, in order to walk along­side the Capit­u­lars on the path of fra­ter­ni­ty and sol­i­dar­i­ty.

The Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee [CERC]

  • As announced in the Let­ter of Indic­tion for the Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter (let­ter dat­ed Jan­u­ary 6, 2018), and in con­for­mi­ty with the cur­rent Gen­er­al Statutes (see No. 108 § 2), the Instru­men­tum Laboris for the Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter is being sent to the Capit­u­lars now so that they can take a look before­hand.
  • We hope, by the grace of the Holy Spir­it, the light and love of the Father and gift of the Risen Lord, that the 2018 Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter will give the Order new impe­tus and momen­tum aris­ing from com­mon reflec­tion on the Order’s mis­sion and iden­ti­ty in its fol­low­ing of Jesus Christ, the Lord of Life, who—as the litur­gy says—“by dying has defeat­ed death.”
  • This long, six-year jour­ney of revis­ing the Con­sti­tu­tions is about to come to an end with the work of the Chap­ter assem­bly. Thanks to all the com­mu­ni­ties of the Order whose involve­ment in this process has helped to make the Con­sti­tu­tions more ‘ours’ and more suit­ed to the con­crete aspects of our life, in the var­i­ous con­texts in which we live and car­ry out our min­istry. Spe­cial thanks to the mem­bers of the Inter­na­tion­al Com­mis­sion for the Revi­sion of the Con­sti­tu­tions (CIRC). Thanks to the jurists of the Ad Hoc Com­mit­tee, and, above all, thanks to the mem­bers of the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for the Revi­sion of the Con­sti­tu­tions (CERC). CERC has worked for more than 10 years revis­ing the texts while tak­ing into account the indi­ca­tions of the Com­mu­ni­ties, Juris­dic­tions and Fed­er­a­tions of the Order, and doing so with wis­dom, com­mit­ment and gen­eros­i­ty.
  • As you prob­a­bly know, the work of revis­ing the Gen­er­al Statutes is at an advanced stage. The revised draft is cur­rent­ly being exam­ined by the Assem­blies of the Fed­er­a­tions. Delib­er­a­tions will fol­low. After com­plet­ing the work of the forth­com­ing Extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter on the Con­sti­tu­tions and get­ting the required approval from the Con­gre­ga­tion for Reli­gious, the draft of the Gen­er­al Statutes will then be dis­cussed at the Gen­er­al Chap­ter of 2019.
  • The basic text of the Instru­men­tum Laboris is writ­ten in Ital­ian, as set forth by the 2013 Gen­er­al Chap­ter. How­ev­er, it also includes trans­la­tions in the oth­er offi­cial lan­guages of the Order.
  • A sim­ple and uni­form, three-col­umn pre­sen­ta­tion for­mat has been adopt­ed. This for­mat has already been seen in the work in the Com­mu­ni­ties and will be used to facil­i­tate revi­sion dur­ing the Chap­ter. The first col­umn shows the cur­rent text, the sec­ond shows the pro­posed text, the third shows the expla­na­tions for the pro­posed changes.
  • The Pres­i­den­cy Coun­cil of the Gen­er­al Chap­ter will pro­pose the modus proce­den­di to the Chap­ter Assem­bly regard­ing dis­cus­sions and Chap­ter res­o­lu­tions.

Rome, April 25,2018
The Min­ster Gen­er­al wih the Defin­i­to­ry

  • Pre­lim­i­nary stud­ies com­mis­sioned by the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for the Revi­sion of the Con­sti­tu­tions (Novem­ber, 2008-Decem­ber, 2012);
  • A first draft text pre­pared by the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for the Revi­sion of the Con­sti­tu­tions (Sep­tem­ber, 2013-Jan­u­ary, 2017);
  • Reviewed by the Inter­na­tion­al Com­mis­sion for the Revi­sion of the Con­sti­tu­tions and the Coor­di­nat­ing Com­mit­tee for the Six-Year Plan (April, 2014-Octo­ber, 2016);
  • The first draft text of the revised Con­sti­tu­tions approved by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry (May, 2014-Decem­ber, 2016);
  • Stud­ied by the Fri­ary Chap­ters of the Order, with a par­tic­i­pa­tion rate of c. 40% (July, 2014-March, 2017);
  • A sec­ond draft pre­pared by the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee for the Revi­sion of the Con­sti­tu­tions (Jan­u­ary, 2015-Octo­ber, 2017);
  • The sec­ond revised draft approved by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry (Sep­tem­ber-Decem­ber, 2017);
  • The Ital­ian ver­sion (edi­tio typ­i­ca) redact­ed (Octo­ber, 2017-Jan­u­ary, 2018);
  • Reviewed for con­for­mi­ty to the Code of Canon Law by a Canon­i­cal Com­mit­tee formed by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry (Jan­u­ary, 2018).
  1. The Roman numer­al fol­lowed by a let­ter (I-a) refers to the Spir­i­tu­al Intro­duc­tions of the six chap­ters.
  2. The Ara­bic numer­als (17,4) refer to the arti­cles and their rel­a­tive para­graphs.
  3. The aster­isk (*) cor­re­lates to anal­o­gous entries.

A

  • Absti­nence: from all that is con­trary to chasti­ty, 24,2; volon­tary, 52,1;
  • Acolyte/Lecttor: process for, 169;
  • Active Life: duty of the fri­ars to unite it to the con­tem­pla­tive life, 2; inti­mate­ly unit­ed to prayer for per­fect union with God, 35,1; com­pen­e­trat­ed by the con­tem­pla­tive life, 88,3;
  • Active/Passive Voice: of an exclaus­trat­ed fri­ar, 77,1a); of a fri­ar who has request­ed dis­pen­sa­tion from the oblig­a­tions of Sacred Orders or an indult of sec­u­lar­iza­tion, 77,1b); of a fri­ar ille­git­i­mate­ly absent from the Fri­ary, 77,1c); of a fri­ar read­mit­ted to the Order after hav­ing ille­git­i­mate­ly aban­doned it, 77,1d); of a tem­po­rary pro­fessed fri­ar, 159; in the fifth bal­lot of the elec­tion a any Min­is­ter or of a Gen­er­al Cus­tos, 189,4; of a solemn­ly pro­fessed fri­ar, 228,2; of a solemn­ly pro­fessed fri­ar assigned to the Sacred Con­vent or the Cus­tody of Assisi, 228,3;
  • Admin­is­tra­tion: the tem­porar­i­ly pro­fessed cede it, 15,1; in gen­er­al, 80; Chap­ters prin­ci­pal­ly respon­si­ble, 81,1; and the report of the econom, 81,2; is to be sin­gle, 83,1; entire­ty to the econom and exac­tor, 83,2; its spend­ing lim­its, 85; the effect of its acts, 87,1; out­side the Order, 87,2; crime or harm, 87,3; of parish goods, 118,6;
  • Alien­at­ed: from faith, reli­gious prac­tice, or the Church, 98,1;
  • Alms: per­mis­sion to request them, 17,1;
  • Alum­ni: fri­ars fos­ters their asso­ci­a­tions, 107,2;
  • Apos­tolic activ­i­ty (*Mis­sion): unit­ed to con­tem­pla­tion, 2; and obe­di­ence, 13,3; and chasti­ty, 25,1; coor­di­nat­ed in Con­fer­ence and Fed­er­a­tion, 31,2; spe­cial statutes for com­mon activ­i­ties of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,4; fos­tered in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; planned and eval­u­at­ed in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians open to them, 58,1; per­son­ale, 58,2; under­tak­en in coop­er­a­tion and har­mo­ny, 92,1; assigned, coor­di­nat­ed, and guid­ed by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 92,1; planned and under­tak­en fra­ter­nal­ly, cre­ative­ly, and in a unit­ed man­ner, 92,3; approved and coor­di­nat­ed with the local fra­ter­ni­ty, 92,4; in har­mo­ny with the juris­dic­tion­al pas­toral plan, 92,4; var­i­ous types of mis­sion. 93,1; and trans­for­ma­tion, 94; in the church­es of the fri­ars, 95; in the parish, 100,1; with eccle­sial move­ments, 103,1; stud­ied and assumed in Chap­ters, 111; in con­for­mi­ty with the Fran­cis­can charism and with the direc­tives of the uni­ver­sal and local Church, 111; new forms that bet­ter demon­strate the prophet­ic aspect of fra­ter­ni­ty, 111; guid­ed, led, and coor­di­nat­ed by the Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 112,2; com­mon to sev­er­al juris­dic­tions, 113,2; coor­di­nat­ed in the Fri­ary by the Guardian, 114,1; which to take up decid­ed by Fri­ary Chap­ter, 114,2; reports dis­cussed in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 114,2; and writ­ten agree­ments, 114,3; assur­ing a suf­fi­cient num­ber of qual­i­fied fri­ars, 115,3; sub­ject to vis­i­ta­tion and cor­rec­tion by the Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 116,2; sub­ject to the over­sight of the Guardian, 116,2; sub­ject to com­pe­tent eccle­si­as­ti­cal and civ­il author­i­ty, 116,2; and the mis­sion of the fri­ars in the world, 119,2; planned in new cul­tures and social environments,124,1; and pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; in post­novi­tiate, 158;
  • Asceti­cism: and chasti­ty, 25,3; of study, 106,1; in formation,137,4;
  • Assign­ments: gener­ic sense of offices or duties, 186,5; by bal­lot or by nom­i­na­tion, 188,3; those by Gen­er­al Chap­ter for a six-year peri­od, 190,2; Gen­er­al ones either spec­i­fied or open-end­ed time­frames, 190,2; those by Provin­cial or Cus­to­di­al Capter for a four-year term, 190,3; Provin­cial or Cus­to­di­al ones either spec­i­fied or open-end­ed time­frames, 190,2; accep­tance and res­ig­na­tion, 193,1–2; none per­ma­nent, 194,1; var­i­ous Gen­er­al ones, 206;
  • Author­i­ty: of the Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 13,2 e 59,1; com­pe­tent eccle­si­as­ti­cal or civ­il regard­ing apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 116,2; its source in the Most Holy Trin­i­ty, VI-a; of the Church regard­ing the fri­ars, VI-b; by the Church, VI-b; in the spir­it of Fran­cis, VI-c; of the Chap­ters and Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 179; Gen­er­al Chap­ter supreme in the Order, 180,1; Provin­cial Chap­ter prin­ci­pal in the Provinces and their Cus­todies, 180,2; Cus­to­di­al Chap­ter prin­ci­pal in a Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 180,3; of the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 180,4; of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 181,1;
  • Auton­o­my: of new pres­ences, 125,1;

B

  • Bal­ance: and chasti­ty, 25,1;
  • Bap­tism: and reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,1; and post-bap­tismal con­ver­sion, 49,1; solemn pro­fes­sion reg­is­tered, 162,2; ordi­na­tion attest­ed, 171;
  • Basil­i­ca of St. Fran­cis: 62,1;
  • Bene­fac­tors: their inten­tions respect­ed, 19; prayer of thanks­giv­ing, 69,1; offi­cial­ly rec­og­nized as friends, 69,3; prayer for the deceased, 71,1; month­ly suf­frage, 71,4; annu­al suf­frage, 71,5;
  • Blessed Vir­gin Mary: (*Immac­u­late Con­cep­tion): her pover­ty, I-g; rela­tion­ship with her in the chaste life, 25,2; and Fran­cis, II-j; devo­tion to, 46,1; the Immac­u­late Con­cep­tion, 46,2;  the crown, 67,1; in for­ma­tion, 137,7;

C

  • Cat­e­ch­esis: in the fri­ars’ church­es, 95; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1;
  • Chap­ter (*Chap­ter, Fri­ary; *Chap­ter, Cus­to­di­al; *Chap­ter, Gen­er­al; *Chap­ter, Provin­cial): deci­sions regard­ing new forms of pover­ty, 23; and effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, 56,2; putting its deci­sions into prac­tice, 56,3; place for dis­cern­ment, 57,1; fos­ters com­mu­nion, 57,2; place for dis­cern­ing the will of God, 57,2; and the admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 81,1; the elec­tion of economs and exac­tors, 81,2; the report of the respec­tive econom, 81,2; the effect of its acts, 87,1; study and assume pas­toral com­mit­ments, 111; choose new forms of mis­sion and apos­tolic activ­i­ty, 111; the author­i­ty, 179; its task and spend­ing lim­its, 183,1; its prob­lems not passed to the Defin­i­to­ry, 183,2; the invi­ta­tion to experts, 183,3; the valid­i­ty of its acts, 184,1 e 184,3; the con­fer­ral of offices, 188,1;
  • Chap­ter, Cus­to­di­al (*Chap­ter): sta­ble prrsence in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er juris­dic­tion, 29,1; gen­er­al pas­toral plan, 112,1; statutes for par­tic­u­lar mis­sions or apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 112,1; the cus­to­di­al direc­to­ry of for­ma­tion, 130,2; estab­lish­ing a minor sem­i­nary, 142,1; prin­ci­pal author­i­ty for a Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 180,3; can occur in a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 218,1;
  • Chap­ter, Fri­ary (*Chap­ter): par­tic­i­pa­tion as a sign of con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; con­sult­ed pri­or to the estab­lish­ment or sup­pres­sion of a fil­ial house, 33,3; decides which canon­i­cal hours to cel­e­brate in com­mon, 38,4; the sched­ule for litur­gi­cal cel­e­bra­tions and oth­er pious prac­tices, 40,4; com­mon Eucharis­tic ado­ra­tion, 42; com­mon shar­ing of the Word, 43,4; sim­i­lar to oth­er Chap­ters, III-h; its meth­ods of oper­a­tion, 57,3; the most sig­nif­i­cant expres­sion of fra­ter­nal life, 57,3; fos­ters com­mu­nion, 57,3; pro­motes growth, 57,3; cares for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 57,3; com­mu­nal dis­cern­ment, 57,3; plan­ning and eval­u­at­ing activ­i­ties, 57,3; revi­sion of life, 57,3; fra­ter­nal cor­rec­tion, 57,3; right of par­tic­i­pa­tion, 57,4; the instru­ment for com­mu­nion, plan­ning, and eval­u­a­tion, 64; estab­lish­es the sched­ule, 64; estab­lish­es the clois­ter, 66,1; the reg­u­lar admin­is­tra­tion of the Guardian, econom, exac­tor, 85,1; admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­tence, 85,3; approves apos­tolic activ­i­ties of indi­vid­ual fri­ars, 92,4; and the mis­sion of the fri­ars to eccle­sial move­ments, 103,1; helps the Guardian coor­di­nate apos­tolic activ­i­ties, dis­trib­ute com­mit­ments and main­tain com­mu­nion, 114,1; decides which com­mit­ments to under­take, 114,2; dis­cuss­es apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 114,2; writ­ten agree­ments for apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 114,3; peri­od­ic pas­toral and admin­is­tra­tive reports from a parish to be dis­cussed, 118,7; and extra­or­di­nary parochial expen­di­tures, 118,8; and long-term pas­toral choic­es in a parish which involve the ser­vices of the fri­ars, 118,9; the par­tic­i­pa­tion of tem­porar­i­ly pro­fessed, 159; sim­i­lar to a Provin­cial Chap­ter, VI-j; its author­i­ty, 180,4; elects the vic­ar, 188,2; gov­erns the Fri­ary, 223; Fri­ary rights, 225,1; its con­vo­ca­tion, 225,2; elects its offi­cials and orga­nizes oth­er duties, 226,1; con­sent and coun­sel, 226,2; in a Gen­er­al Fri­ary, 227;
  • Chap­ter, Gen­er­al (*Chap­ter): asks the Holy See to authen­ti­cal­ly inter­pret the Rule, 6,1; pro­pos­es to the Holy See the approval or changes to the Con­sti­tu­tions, 6,2; declar­a­tive inter­pre­ta­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tions, 6,3; laws and decrees for observ­ing the Rule and Con­sti­tu­tions, 6,4; issues Statutes for the whole Order, 7,1; the estab­lish­ment, divi­sion, union, fusion, and sup­pres­sion of a Province or Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 32,1; the estab­lish­ment and sup­pres­sion of a Fri­ary under the direct juris­dic­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 33,1; and St. Fran­cis, III-h; estab­lish­es the finan­cial lim­its of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al alone and with his Defin­i­to­ry, 85,5; and the Ratio for­ma­tio­n­is,130,1; its descrip­tion by Fran­cis, VI-i; the supreme author­i­ty in the Order, 180,1; a sign of com­mu­nion, 180,1; con­voked by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 196,1; ordi­nary at Pen­te­cost, 196,2; its capit­u­lars, 198,1; the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al pre­sides, 199; con­voked by the Vic­ar Gen­er­al dur­ing the vacan­cy of the office of Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 203; approves the statutes of a Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 217,2;
  • Chap­ter, Provin­cial (*Chap­ter): issues Statutes for the Province, 7,1; sta­ble pres­ence in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er juris­dic­tion, 29,1; the estab­lish­ment of a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 32,4; the sup­pres­sion of a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 32,5; the estab­lish­ment of a Fri­ary, 33,2; and St. Fran­cis, III-h; estab­lish­es the admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­ten­cies of the Min­is­ter Provin­cial alone and with his Defin­i­to­ry, and of the Guardian alone and with the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 85,3; gen­er­al apos­tolic plan, 112,1; statutes for par­tic­u­lar mis­sions or apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 112,1; the estab­lish­ment or sup­pres­sion of a juris­dic­tion­al post­novi­tiate, 129,3; the provin­cial direc­to­ry of for­ma­tion, 130,2; the estab­lish­ment of a minor sem­i­nary, 142,1; its descrip­tion accord­ing to Fran­cis, VI-j; the prin­ci­pal author­i­ty in a Province and its Cus­todies, 180,2; elects the Guardians, 188,2; the ordi­nary con­voked by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 207,1; the extra­or­di­nary con­voked by the Min­is­ter Provin­cial with his Defin­i­to­ry, 207,2; who pre­sides, 208,1; its capit­u­lars, 208,2; the capit­u­lars at an Extra­or­di­nary Chap­ter, 208,3; can lim­it the author­i­ty of a Provin­cial Cus­tos, 219,3;
  • Charism: fra­ter­ni­ty and minori­tas, I-c; made real in Chap­ters, 57,1; kept alive by the Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 59,1; fos­tered in affil­i­at­ed or aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2; those inter­est­ed in it, 75; wit­nessed in the Church, 89; fra­ter­ni­ty and minori­tas in mis­sion, 90,1; mis­sion in har­mo­ny, 93,3; in the church­es of the fri­ars, 95; in the local Church, 99; and the mis­sion of the SFO, 103,2; and Fran­cis­can Youth, 103,3; and study, 106,1; apos­tolic activ­i­ties con­form to it, 111; and the apos­tolic mis­sion of the fri­ars, 119,2; its incul­tur­a­tion, 119,2 and 122,2; and for­ma­tion, 126,4 and 127; its study for those in school out­side the Order, 128,6; and the wit­ness of for­ma­tors, 131,2; made one’s own by fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,2; Mar­i­an in for­ma­tion, 137,7; trans­mit­ted by for­ma­tors, 138,1; in for­ma­tion, 138,5; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; in novi­tiate, 148; in post­novi­tiate, 158; the Fran­cis­can the­o­log­i­cal school in post­novi­tiate, 164,1; for­ma­tion in the charism in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Char­i­ty: and mutu­al obe­di­ence, 12,5; of the Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 13,1; and the admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 16,1; who is God, II-c; and union with God, II-l; of Christ, 35,3; fra­ter­ni­ty root­ed in the char­i­ty of God, 54,3; fra­ter­nal, 54,4 and 60,1; and admin­is­tra­tion, 80; and preach­ing, 96,3; works which pro­mote it, 108; the goal for fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; and the author­i­ty of the Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, VI-c;
  • Chasti­ty: accord­ing to Fran­cis, I-h; def­i­n­i­tion, 24,1; the absti­nence of what is con­trary to, 24,2; its pro­tec­tion, 25; abuse, 26,2;
  • Church: and obe­di­ence, 11; finan­cial con­tri­bu­tions to, 21; the Order as wit­ness to Gospel pover­ty, 23; its direc­tives regard­ing abuse, 26,2; and the Litur­gy of the Hours, II-i e 38,2; com­mu­nion and the fra­ter­nal life, 54,2; fra­ter­ni­ty com­mit­ted to its mis­sion, 54,3; and  mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism, 55,2; ben­e­fits from the ini­tia­tives of the fri­ars, 58,1; felling of sen­tire cum Eccle­sia kept alive by Min­is­ters, Cutodes, Guardians, 59,1; com­mu­nion with affil­i­at­ed or aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2; its mis­sion, 88,1; evan­ge­liza­tion its iden­ti­ty, 88,1; and the mis­sion of reli­gious men and women, 88,2 e 89; and pro­laim­ing the Gospel, 88,3; ade­quate means for mis­sion, 93,2; mis­sion responds to its needs, 93,3; and those alien­at­ed from it, 98,1; apos­tolic activ­i­ties under­tak­en in con­for­mi­ty to its direc­tives, 111; for­ma­tion con­text, 135; its direc­tives for proven abuse, 136,3; its author­i­ty, VI-b;
  • Church, par­tic­u­lar or local: its direc­tives regard­ing abuse, 26,2; valu­ing the rich­ness of its litur­gi­cal prayer, 40,2; the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using its missal, rit­u­al, and cal­en­dar in litur­gi­cal prayer, 40,3; its pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons, 52,2; com­mu­nion, 99; ser­vice in parish­es, 100,1; fos­ter­ing SFO, 103,5; fos­ter­ing the M.I., 103,5; apos­tolic activ­i­ties under­tak­en in con­for­mi­ty to its direc­tives, 111; the gen­er­al plan of mis­sion, 112,1; the apos­tolic mis­sion of the fri­ars, 119,2; its direc­tives regard­ing proven abuse, 136,3; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,5;
  • Church sui iuris: and litur­gy, 41;
  • Church­es: and the mis­sion of the fri­ars, 95; the nom­i­na­tion of a rec­tor, 118,4;
  • Clois­ter: estab­lished by Fri­ary Chap­ter, 66,1;
  • Cler­i­cal Insti­tute: Order regard­ed by the Church, 1,3 Alter­na­tive B;
  • Col­lab­o­ra­tion: fos­tered by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 13,1; fos­tered in for­ma­tion by Con­fer­ences and Fed­er­a­tions, 31,2; for a her­mitage or house of prayer: 45,3; fos­tered by a cli­mate of mutu­al trust and open­ness, 56,2; fri­ars with their Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 59,2; with the SFO, 74,1; with those inter­est­ed in Fran­cis­can­ism, 75; with peo­ple of oth­er cul­tures, denom­i­na­tions, reli­gios, and non-believ­ers, 102,3; with laity, 103,1; with the SFO, 103,2; to deter­mine struc­tur­al caus­es of injus­tice, 105,2; with var­i­ous kinds of schools, 107,1; Guardians with their Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 112,2; fos­tered among juris­dic­tions by the gov­ern­ment of the Order, 113,1; in mis­sion with­in Con­fer­ences and Fed­er­a­tions, 113,2; fos­tered by the Min­is­ters and Cus­todes with­in their juris­dic­tion in favor of Con­fer­ences and Fed­er­a­tions, 113,3; parochial vic­ars with pas­tors [parish priests], 118,5; a duty of a pas­tor [parish priest, 118,7; ecu­meni­cal in mis­sion ter­ri­to­ries, 123; with the Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion in new cul­tur­al and social pres­ences, 124,2; between Provinces for mis­sion endeav­ors, 125,1 e 125,2; with­in new pres­ences, 125,3; between the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at for Mis­sion Ani­ma­tion and mis­sion pro­mo­tors, 125,4; Min­is­ters and Cus­todes regard­ing hous­es of for­ma­tion, 131,1; between Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, for­ma­tors, and fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,1; between for­ma­tors of all lev­els, 134,1; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,5; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2; between Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardiand and their vic­ars, 192,3;
  • Com­mis­sari­ate: excep­tion­al­ly cre­at­ed by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry, 187,3;
  • Com­mis­sions, Province: con­sul­ta­tion for apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 112,2; for for­ma­tion, 134,2; their descrip­tion, 216;
  • Com­mon good: prophet­ic aspect of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,3; in assign­ing apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 92,1;
  • Com­mon life: and pover­ty, 18,3; and free-will offer­ings, 51,1;
  • Com­mon table: par­tic­i­pat­ing a Con­ven­tu­al sign, 1,5; joy­ful­ly, 65,2;
  • Com­mu­nion: with the entire Peo­ple of God, 3; with­in the one world-wide fra­ter­ni­ty, 23; with the Trin­i­ty, all men, and all of cre­ation, II-l; with the Church and fra­ter­nal life, 54,2; con­struct­ed each day in fra­ter­nal life, 54,4; fra­ter­ni­ty as a school, 56,1; fos­tered in Chap­ters, 57,2; fos­tered above all in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; always fos­tered so as to avoid divi­sions caused by dif­fer­ences, 60,4; strength­ened by com­mon events in the fra­ter­nal life, 63; Fri­ary Chap­ter its instru­ment, 64; par­tic­pat­ing in funer­als, 71,2; with the Fran­cis­can Fam­i­ly, 72; between the Church and affil­i­at­ed and aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2; with the Church on mis­sion, IV-d; in preach­ing, IV-d; with the local Church, 99; with the laity, 103,1; with the SFO, 103,2; main­tained in the Fri­ary among fri­ars with dif­fer­ent com­mit­ments, 114,1; fos­tered by dis­cussing sin­gu­lar apos­tolic activ­i­ties in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 114,2;
  • Con­fer­ence: group of Provinces, Cus­todies, Del­e­ga­tions, 31,1; fos­ters col­lab­o­ra­tion in for­ma­tion, 31,2; fos­ters eco­nom­ic coop­er­a­tion, 31,2; fos­ters apos­tolic coor­di­na­tion, 31,2; fos­ters the fri­ars’ will­ing­ness to help oth­er juris­dic­tions, 31,2; draws up its own statutes, 31,3; draws up spe­cial statutes for com­mon hous­es of for­ma­tion and for com­mon apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 31,4; plans and coor­di­nates com­mon activ­i­ties of the juris­dic­tions, 113,2; col­lab­o­ra­tion fos­tered by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 113,3; and new cul­tur­al and social pres­ences, 124,2; coor­di­nates col­lab­o­ra­tion for new pres­ences, 125,3; favors com­mon hous­es of for­ma­tion, 129,5; its direc­to­ry of for­ma­tion, 130,2; form­ing for­ma­tors, 131,3; for­ma­tion com­mis­sion, 134,2; the Fran­cis­can the­o­log­i­cal school dur­ing post­novi­tiate, 164,1; organ­ic con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion pro­grams, 175,1; inter­cul­tur­al con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion expe­ri­ences, 175,2; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion by age and apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 175,3; its estab­lish­ment, 220,1; its pro­pos­als, 220,2; oppor­tune com­mu­ni­ca­tion, 221; the role of its sec­re­tary, 221;
  • Con­fer­ence of Major Supe­ri­ors: coop­er­a­tion of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 113,4; col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Del­e­gates, 222;
  • Con­for­mi­ty to (Fol­low­ing) Christ: (*Jesus Christ); and the Gospel, I-e; minori­tas con­for­mi­ty to the poor and hum­ble Christ, 1,4; the Cru­ci­fied One in pen­i­tence, II-k; and the spir­it of pen­i­tence, 49,1; in for­ma­tion, IV-e; the goal of fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; the for­ma­tion process, 126,2; reach­es the depths, 126,3; the pri­or­i­ty com­mit­ment of the Order, 127; spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion, 137,1; the poor and ser­vant Christ in for­ma­tion, 138,3; in post­novi­tiate, 158; required matu­ri­ty for solemn pro­fes­sion, 161,1; and con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 173; in Fran­cis’ prayer, VI-a;
  • Con­science: and obe­di­ence, 12,3;
  • Con­sti­tu­tions: their approval or changes pro­posed to the Holy See, 6,2; declared inter­pre­ta­tion task of Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 6,3; laws and decrees to observe them, 6,4; obblige in con­science, 7,5; dis­pen­sa­tions, 8; stud­ied in novi­tiate, 148;
  • Con­sul­ta­tion: duty of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 13,1; before the estab­lish­ment, divi­sion, union, fusion or sup­pres­sion of a Province and Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 32,1; before the sup­pres­sion of a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 32,5; with the Fri­ary Chap­ter, before the estab­lish­ment or sup­pres­sion of a fil­ial house, 33,3; of all those involved, before the sup­pres­sion of a Fri­ary, 33,4; with the Local Ordi­nary, before the sup­pres­sion of a Fri­ary, 33,4; with the local SFO Coun­cil, before nam­ing a spir­i­tu­al assis­tant, 74,3; with appo­site com­mis­sions, by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 112,2; with the pas­tor [parish priest], before nam­ing a parochial vic­ar, 118,4; with the Fri­ary, before tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 154,2; with the Provin­cial or Cus­to­di­al Defin­i­to­ry,  before dis­miss­ing a tem­porar­i­ly pro­fessed fri­ar, 160,2; with the for­ma­tors, for the exten­sion of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 161,2; with the Fri­ary, at least before admis­sion to sacred orders, 170,2;
  • Con­tem­pla­tive life: unit­ed to apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 2; the duty of the fri­ars to unite it to the active life, 2; prin­ci­pal com­mit­ment of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 34,1; inti­mate­ly unit­ed to activ­i­ties for a per­fect life of union with God, 35,1; com­pe­nen­trat­ed by the active life, 88,3; Con­ven­tu­al in for­ma­tion, 138,4;
  • Con­tracts: to be respect­ed, 86,2;
  • Con­tri­bu­tions: of Fri­aries to the Province or Cus­tody, 85,2; eco­nom­ic sol­i­dar­i­ty of Fri­aries, 85,2; of Provinces and Cus­todies to the Order, 85,4; eco­nom­ic sol­i­dar­i­ty of Provinces and Cus­todies, 85,4;
  • Con­ven­tu­al­ism: since the ear­ly days of the Order, 1,1 e 1,5; a par­tic­u­lar way of liv­ing in fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,5; active and co-respon­si­ble par­tic­i­pa­tion of all fri­ars, 1,5; the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; in for­ma­tion, 138,4; in novi­tiate, 148;
  • Cour­tesy: a trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; fra­ter­nal, 60,1; announc­ing vis­its, 68,1;
  • Co-Work­ers (of the fri­ars): prayer of thanks­giv­ing, 69,1; their treat­ment, 70,1; sub­sidiar­i­ty, 70,2;
  • Cre­ation: seek­ing the pres­ence of God, 2; its integri­ty as a prophet­ic sign of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,3; its integri­ty sus­tained by finan­cial con­tri­bu­tions, 21; com­mu­nion with, II-l; its integri­ty, 105,2; for­ma­tion as a growth in purifi­ca­tion of rela­tion­ship with, 136,1; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Cul­ture: par­tic­i­pa­tion in a sign of Con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; seek­ing the pres­ence of God, 2; chang­ing, 55,1; rela­tion­ships and exchanges between, 55,2; under­stand­ing and valu­ing that of oth­ers, 55,3; and fra­ter­nal con­flicts, 55,4; atten­tion towards diver­si­ty in Chap­ters, 57,1; avoid­ing con­flicts because of dif­fer­ing, 60,4; the pluri­cul­tur­al wit­ness of Assisi, 62,1; and mis­sion, 93,2; their com­plex­i­ty, 102,3; the neces­si­ty to study it, 106,1; fos­tered by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 106,2; and schools, 107,1; provla­ma­tion in dif­fer­ent social con­texts, 119,1; evan­ge­liz­ing oth­ers, 120,1; fri­ars called to go to dif­fer­ent ones and dif­fer­ent social envi­ron­ments, 121,1; prepa­ra­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,2; and for­ma­tion, 126,4; and for­ma­tion hous­es, 128,1; for­ma­tion anchored in its con­text, 135; nec­es­sary instru­ments for updat­ing in, 178,1; and the descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al by Fran­cis, VI-e;
  • Cus­tody (*Cus­tody, Gen­er­al; *Cus­tody Provin­cial): pos­sess­es prop­er­ty, 16,3; and sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1; a part of the com­po­si­tion of the Order, 28,1; affil­i­a­tion, 28,1; made up of Fri­aries, 28,2 e 30,1; in a par­tic­u­lar ter­ri­to­ry, 28,2; sta­ble pres­ence in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er juris­dic­tion, 29,1; the gener­ic term juris­dic­tion, 30,3; formed into a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,1; juridic per­son, 82; legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 82; uni­fied admin­is­tra­tion, 83,1; entire admin­is­tra­tion to econom and exac­tor, 83,2; sta­ble pat­ri­mo­ny, 85,2; con­tri­bu­tions to the Order, 85,4; con­crete con­tri­bu­tions of sol­i­dar­i­ty to the Order, 85,4; parish­es entrust­ed to, 118,4; for­ma­tion com­mis­sion, 134,2; voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,4; spe­cial for­ma­tion guide­lines for old­er can­di­dates, 141; the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a pre-pos­­tu­lan­­cy, 142,4; organ­ic pro­grams of con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 175,1;
  • Cus­tody, Gen­er­al (*Cus­tody): estab­lish­ment, divi­sion, union, fusion, sup­pres­sion, 32,1; cri­te­ria for estab­lish­ment, 32,2; cri­te­ria for sup­pres­sion, fusion, union, 32,3; its prin­ci­pal author­i­ty the Cus­to­di­al Chap­ter, 180,3; akin to a Province, 217,1; vic­ar­i­ous author­i­ty, 217,2; its author­i­ty may be lim­it­ed by statute by the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 217,2;
  • Cus­tody, Provin­cial (*Cus­tody): may have its own Statutes, 7,2; cri­te­ria for estab­lish­ment, 32,4; its sup­pres­sion, 32,5; its prin­ci­pal author­i­ty the Provin­cial Chap­ter, 180,2; may have its own Chap­ter, 218,1;
  • Cus­tos, Gen­er­al (*Min­is­ters and Cus­todes): the office, 186,3; elec­tion, 189,4; elec­tion con­firmed by Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 189,5; res­ig­na­tion, 193,3; capit­u­lar at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; if unable to par­tic­i­pate in Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,2; duties, 219,1;
  • Cus­tos, Provin­cial (*Min­is­ter and Cus­todes): the office, 186,3; elec­tion con­firmed by Min­is­ter Provin­cial, 189,5; res­ig­na­tion, 193,3; capit­u­lar at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; capit­u­lar at Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,2; elec­tion described in Provin­cial Statutes, 218,2; duties, 219,1; his author­i­ty may be lim­it­ed by Provin­cial Chap­ter or Provin­cial Statutes, 219,3;
  • Cus­tos with his Defin­i­to­ry: inter­pre­ta­tion of respec­tive Statutes until the next Chap­ter, 7,3; agree­ment for the sta­ble pres­ence of a juris­dic­tion in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er, 29,2; approves which canon­i­cal hours are cel­e­brat­ed in com­mon in a Fri­ary, 38,4; oth­er forms of pen­i­tence dur­ing pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons, 53,1; extra­or­di­nary days of prayer or pen­i­tence, 53,2; exclaus­tra­tion, 77,1; penal­ties for fri­ars out­side the Fri­ary with­out per­mis­sion, 77,1; extra­or­di­nary admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 81,1; sale, barter, or lease of goods or prop­er­ty, 81,3; presents pas­tors [parish priests] to the local Ordi­nary, 118,4; estab­lish­ing a com­mon house of for­ma­tion, 129,4; approv­ing reg­u­la­tions for a cus­to­di­al house of for­ma­tion, 130,3; admis­sion to novi­tiate, 147;  admis­sion to the Order, 149; admis­sion to tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 153,1; con­sult­ed pri­or to the dis­missal of a tem­po­rary pro­fessed fri­ar, 160,2; exten­sion of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 161,2; admis­sion to solemn pro­fes­sion, 162,1; admis­sion to ordi­na­tion, 170,2 e 170,4; con­ces­sion of a sab­bat­i­cal, 179,2; removal from office, 194,2; com­pe­ten­cies, 219,2; tem­po­rary or per­ma­nent trans­fil­i­a­tion, 228,5;

D

  • Days of Rec­ol­lec­tion: peri­od­ic, 45,2;
  • Debt: do not have it, 86,3;
  • Defec­tions: their treat­ment, 76,3 e 76,4; the process, 77,1; return­ing to the Order, 77,1; and the descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al by Fran­cis, VI-e;
  • Defin­i­tor, Cus­to­di­al: office, 186,3; elec­tion described in Provin­cial Statutes, 218,2;
  • Defin­i­tor, Gen­er­al: office, 186,1; capit­u­lar at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; inel­i­gi­ble for Provin­cial or Cus­to­di­al office, 202; duties, 204;
  • Defin­i­tor, Provin­cial: office, 186,2; con­sult­ed pri­or to an excep­tion­al nam­ing of a Com­mis­sari­ate, 187,3; capit­u­lar at Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,2; num­ber, 214;
  • Defin­i­to­ry: office and com­pe­ten­cy, 183,1; dif­fi­cul­ties not turned over by the Chap­ter, 183,2; invit­ing experts, 183,3; valid­i­ty of its acts, 184,2 e 184,3;
  • Defin­i­to­ry, Gen­er­al: Fran­cis’ descrip­tion, VI-f; aid the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 202;
  • Del­e­gate of the Province: capit­u­lar at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1;
  • Del­e­gate of the Min­is­ter Provin­cial: col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Epis­co­pal Con­fer­ence and the Con­fer­ence of Major Supe­ri­ors, 222;
  • Del­e­gate, Provin­cial: capit­u­lar at Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,2; elec­tion, 209,3;
  • Del­e­ga­tion: estab­lished by a Province, 30,2; formed into a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,1;
  • Dia­conate: its exer­cise, 170,1; per­ma­nent, 172,1; per­ma­nent pass­ing to pres­byter­al ordi­na­tion, 172,2;
  • Dia­logue: fra­ter­nal, 54,4; between cul­tures, 55,2; and effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, 56,2; in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,4; with those among whom we live, 93,4; with peo­ple of oth­er cul­tures, denom­i­na­tions, reli­gions, and non-believ­ers, 102,3; inter­re­li­gious and the prepa­ra­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,2; between Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, for­ma­tors fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,1; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,3;
  • Dis­cern­ment: and obe­di­ence, 10,1; com­mu­nal regard­ing goods, 14,3; on new forms of pover­ty, 23; to fos­ter fra­ter­nal spir­it, 56,3; in Chap­ters, 57,1; com­mu­nal in Fri­ary Chap­ters, 57,3; regard­ing under­tak­ings of the fri­ars, 58,1; regard­ing fri­ars’ move­ment, 92,2; and mis­sion­ary trans­for­ma­tion, 94; assur­ing enough qual­i­fied fri­ars, 115,3; regard­ing a response to the call to go out to oth­er cul­tures and social envi­ron­ments, 121,2; voca­tion­al, 128,2, 128,3, 128,4; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,3; in minor sem­i­nary, 142,2; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; in novi­tiate, 148; ver­i­fied in post­novi­tiate, 158; for ordi­na­tion, 167;
  • Dis­missal: of a novice, 78; of a fri­ar, 79,2;
  • Dis­pen­sa­tions: from the Con­sti­tu­tions and Statutes, 8;
  • Donors: their wish respect­ed, 51,1;
  • Duties: def­i­n­i­tion, 186,5; con­fer­ral, 188,3; length, 190,2 and 190,3; res­ig­na­tion,  193,2;

E

  • Eccle­sial Move­ments: and the mis­sion of the fri­ars, 103,1; and ini­tial for­ma­tion, 128,1;
  • Econom: elec­tion, 81,2; under the direc­tion of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 81,2; acts in a legal man­ner, 81,2; reports to respec­tive Chap­ter, 81,2; full admin­is­tra­tion, 83,2; duties, 83,4; com­bined duties with exac­tor, 83,5; incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty of office with Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 84,1; by excep­tion com­pat­i­ble with office of Guardian, 84,2; effect of his acts, 87,1; Gen­er­al office, 186,1; Provin­cial office, 186,2; Cus­to­di­al office, 186,3; Fri­ary office, 186,4;
  • Ecu­menism: col­lab­o­ra­tion, 102,3; in gen­er­al, 104; prepa­ra­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; in mis­sion ter­ri­to­ries, 123;
  • Elec­tions: man­ner, 189,1 and 189,2; of a Guardian for a third term, 189,2; Min­is­ters and Cus­todes restrict­ed to only two terms, 189,3; of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, Min­is­ter Provin­cial, and Gen­er­al Cus­tos, 189,4; of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 189,5; con­firmed by the high­er instance, 189,5;
  • Epis­co­pal Con­fer­ence: the coop­er­a­tion of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 113,4; its rules for pas­toral respon­si­bil­i­ties, 117; its insti­tutes of study civil­ly or canon­i­cal­ly rec­og­nized, 128,6; acolyte and lec­tor, 169; exer­cis­ing the dia­conate, 170,1; the per­ma­nent dia­conate, 172,1; the pas­sage from the per­ma­nent dia­conate to the pres­byter­ate, 172,2; col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Del­e­gates, 222;
  • Eucharist: Fran­cis’ devo­tion, II-f; source and sum­mit, 36 e 97,1; dai­ly, 37,1 e 37,2; strength­ens and deep­ens uni­ty and char­i­ty, 37,2; con­cel­e­bra­tion rec­om­mend­ed, 37,2; rev­er­ence for, 42; com­mon ado­ra­tion, 42; per­son­al ado­ra­tion, 42; nour­ish­es fra­ter­ni­ty, 54,3; and mis­sion, 97,1; and the oth­er Sacra­ments and pious prac­tices, 97,2; dai­ly cel­e­bra­tion in for­ma­tion hous­es, 137,2;
  • Evan­ge­liza­tion: par­tic­i­pat­ing in a sign of Con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; to the poor and by the poor, 18,2; per­son­al under­tak­ings of the fri­ars, 58,1; and means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion, 66,3; in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the SFO, 74,1; of the ear­ly fri­ars, IV-c; people’s well-being, IV-e; the iden­ti­ty of the Church, 88,1; and pro­claim­ing the Gospel, 88,3; by lifestyle, 89; in the fri­ars’ church­es, 95; new, 102,1; bey­onf cul­tur­al bound­aries, 120,1;
  • Exac­tor: elec­tion, 81,2; under the direc­tion of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 81,2; acts in a legal man­ner, 81,2; full admin­is­tra­tion, 83,2; duties, 83,3; com­bined duties with econom, 83,5; incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty with office of Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 84,1; by excep­tion com­pat­i­bil­i­ty with office of Guardian, 84,2; effect of his acts, 87,1;
  • Exam­i­na­tion of Con­science: and the life of pen­i­tence, 50,2;
  • Exclaus­tra­tion: process for, 77,1;

F

  • Faith: and union with God, II-l; con­sid­er every­thing in its light, 35,3; and Sis­ter Death, 51,3;
  • Fam­i­ly of the fri­ars: prayers of thanks­giv­ing for, 69,1; fri­ars are  not to mix in their affairs, 69,2; the pos­si­bil­i­ty of help­ing them by the Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 69,2; prayer for deceased, 71,1; month­ly suf­frage, 71,4; annu­al suf­frage, 71,5; par­tic­i­pa­tion in funer­als, 72,1;
  • Fast­ing: vol­un­tary, 52,1; and pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons of the Order, 53,1;
  • Fed­er­a­tion: group­ing togeth­er of Provinces, Cus­todies, and Del­e­ga­tions, 31,1; fos­ters col­lab­o­ra­tive for­ma­tion, 31,2; fos­ters eco­nom­ic coop­er­a­tion, 31,2; fos­ters apos­tolic coor­di­na­tion, 31,2; fos­ters the fri­ars’ will­ing­ness to help oth­er juris­dic­tions, 31,2; draws up its own statutes, 31,3; draws up spe­cial statutes for com­mon hous­es of for­ma­tion and com­mon apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 31,4; plans and coor­di­nates com­mon activ­i­ties, 113,2; col­lab­o­ra­tion fos­tered by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 113,3; and new cul­tur­al and social pres­ences, 124,2; coor­di­nates col­lab­o­ra­tion with new pres­ences, 125,3; com­mon hous­es of for­ma­tion hoped for, 129,5; direc­to­ry of for­ma­tion, 130,2; form­ing for­ma­tors, 131,3; for­ma­tion com­mis­sion, 134,2; and the Fran­cis­can school of the­ol­o­gy in post­novi­tiate, 164,1; organ­ic pro­grams of con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 175,1; inter­cul­tur­al expe­ri­ences of con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 175,2; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion by age and apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 175,3; the estab­lish­ment, 220,1; its deci­sions, 220,2; oppor­tune com­mu­ni­ca­tion, 221; the duty of its sec­re­tary, 221;
  • Fil­ial House: it’s erec­tion and sup­pres­sion, 33,3;
  • Fol­low­ing (Con­for­mi­ty to) Christ: (*Jesus Christ); and the Gospel, I-e; minori­tas con­for­mi­ty to the poor and hum­ble Christ, 1,4; the Cru­ci­fied One in pen­i­tence, II-k; and the spir­it of pen­i­tence, 49,1; in for­ma­tion, IV-e; the goal of fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; the for­ma­tion process, 126,2; reach­es the depths, 126,3; the pri­or­i­ty com­mit­ment of the Order, 127; spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion, 137,1; the poor and ser­vant Christ in for­ma­tion, 138,3; in post­novi­tiate, 158; required matu­ri­ty for solemn pro­fes­sion, 161,1; and con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 173; in Fran­cis’ prayer, VI-a;
  • For­ma­tion (*For­ma­tion, ini­tial; *For­ma­tion, con­tin­u­ing): and sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1; col­lab­o­ra­tion fos­tered at the Con­fer­ence and Fed­er­a­tion lev­el, 31,2; fos­tered by mutu­al rela­tion­ships among the fri­ars, 56,1; divi­sions due to dif­fer­ences to be avoid­ed, 60,4; for mis­sion in var­i­ous cul­tures, 93,2; spur on fri­ars beyond cul­tur­al lim­its, 120,1; the pri­or­i­ty in new social and cul­tur­al pres­ences, 124,2; of lead­ers in new social and cul­tur­al pres­ences, 124,3; done by Fran­cis, V-a; done by Fran­cis to live the Gospel, V-b; its stages accord­ing to Fran­cis, V-c; Fran­cis’ admo­ni­tion, V-i; the work of the Trin­i­ty, 126,1; its gen­er­al process, 126,2; reach­es into the depths, 126,3; in charism, 126,4; pri­or­i­ty task of the Order, 127; its effec­tive­ness, 131,2; its dimen­sions, 135; its path­way, 136,1; for man­u­al and intel­lec­tu­al work and ser­vice, 134,4; human, 136; fos­ters affec­tive and sex­u­al matu­ri­ty, 136,2; spir­i­tu­al, 137; Fran­cis­can, 138; spe­cif­ic guide­lines for old­er can­di­dates, 141; in post­novi­tiate, 158; for some­one com­ing from anoth­er reli­gious insti­tute, 163,4; and the Fran­cis­can the­o­log­i­cal school, 164,1; Fran­cis­can post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • For­ma­tion, con­tin­u­ing (*For­ma­tion): reg­u­lar study of litur­gi­cal texts, 40,1; cared for in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; accom­pa­nied by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 59,1; for preach­ing, 96,4; and study, 106,1; for ful­fill­ing con­tem­po­rary mis­sion, 115,2; of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,2; accord­ing to Fran­cis, V-g; reach­es the depths, 126,3; descrip­tion, 173; in the first five years, 174,1; organ­ic pro­grams, 175,1; inter­cul­tur­al expe­ri­ences, 175,2; by age and apos­tolic activ­i­ty, 175,3; juris­dic­tion­al plan, 175,4; spe­cial­ized study, 176; mul­ti­cul­tur­al fra­ter­nal and pas­toral expe­ri­ences, 177; nec­es­sary instru­ments, 178,1; sab­bat­i­cals, 179,2;
  • For­ma­tion, Direc­to­ry of: of a Province or Cus­tody, 130,2; of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 130,2; the role, choice, and com­pe­ten­cies of for­ma­tors, 133; the for­ma­tion com­mis­sion, 134,2; for a post­novi­tiate, 159;
  • For­ma­tion House (*For­ma­tion House (inter­juris­dic­tion­sal); *Novi­tiate; *Post­novi­tiate; *Pos­tu­lan­cy): where for­ma­tion occurs, 128,1; canon­i­cal­ly erect­ed, 128,1; its style, 128,1; its reg­u­la­tions, 130,3; the heart of the Order, 131,1; job descrip­tion, choice, and duties of for­ma­tors in its reg­u­la­tions, 133; Eucharist cel­e­brat­ed each day, 137,2; Fri­ary rights, 225,1;
  • For­ma­tion House (inter-juris­dic­­tion­al) (*For­ma­tion House; *Novi­tiate; *Post­novi­tiate; *Pos­tu­lan­cy): spe­cial statutes for those of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,4; its estab­lish­ment, 129,4; prefer­ably at Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­­tion-lev­­el, 129,5; its reg­u­la­tions, 130,4;
  • For­ma­tion, Ini­tial (*For­ma­tion): done in hous­es of for­ma­tion, 128,1; under the guid­ance of for­ma­tors, 128,1; and eccle­sial move­ments, 128,1; for Fran­cis­can life, 128;2; for ordained min­istry, 128,3; pro­fes­sion­al, 128,4; and the Fran­cis­can the­o­log­i­cal school, 164,1; Fran­cis­can post­novi­tiate, 164,2; pro­fes­sion­al and pas­toral, 165; spe­cial­ized stud­ies, 166; dis­cern­ment for ordi­na­tion, 167;
  • For­ma­tor: impor­tance of form­ing them in new cul­tur­al and social pres­ences, 124,2; their for­ma­tion in new pres­ences a respon­si­bil­i­ty of the moth­er Province, 125,1; help fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; guide fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 128,1; their char­ac­ter­is­tics, 131,2; their for­ma­tion, 131,3; dia­logue and col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,1; the role, choice, and com­pe­ten­cies, 133; col­lab­o­ra­tion between lev­els, 134,1; signs of imma­tu­ri­ty in fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 136,3; proven abus­es in fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 136,3; take par­tic­u­lar care regard­ing the growth of Chris­t­ian life, 137,1; trans­mit the charism, 138,1; in the pos­tu­lan­cy, 147; writ­ten report after pos­tu­lan­cy, 147; in the novi­tiate, 148; pro­long­ing the novi­tiate, 151,4; mas­ter of novices, 152,4; writ­ten report for tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 154,1; con­sult­ed for the exten­sion of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 161,2; dis­cern­ment for ordi­na­tion, 167; opin­ion for admis­sion to ordi­na­tion, 170,2;
  • Fran­cis­can Fam­i­ly: as a fruit­ful tree, III-i; and hos­pi­tal­i­tyà, 66,4; com­mon under­tak­ings, 72; and affil­i­at­ed and aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2; coop­er­a­tion by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 113,4; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,5;
  • Fran­cis­can Youth: pro­mot­ed by the fri­ars, 103,3; promt­ed by fri­ars in the local Church, 103,5;
  • Fra­ter­nal cor­rec­tion: done in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3;
  • Fra­ter­nal Life (*Fra­ter­ni­ty): mod­eled on the Trin­i­ty, 54,1; com­mu­nion with the Church, 54,2; prophet­ic wit­ness, 54,2; con­struct­ed dai­ly in com­mu­nion, 54,4; and the rela­tion­ships and exchanges between cul­tures, 55,2; and cul­tur­al con­flicts, 55,4; fos­tered by mutu­al rela­tion­ships, 56,1; and the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; cour­te­ous and char­i­ta­ble, 60,1; thing that dis­turb the peace to be avoid­ed, 60,2; res­o­lu­tion of con­flicts, 60,3; com­mu­nion strength­ened by com­mon activ­i­ties, 63; and the habit, 67,1; month­ly suf­frages, 71,4; annu­al suf­frages, 71,5; fri­ars in dif­fi­cul­ty, 76,2; and admin­is­tra­tion, 80; as evan­ge­liza­tion, 89; apos­tolic activ­i­ties approved and coor­di­nat­ed, 92,4; in var­i­ous cul­tures, 93,2; and mis­sion­ary trans­for­ma­tion, 94; in the parish, 100,1; do not accept parish­es where­in it is not pos­si­ble, 100,2; do not assign duties con­trary to it, 115,1; faith­ful­ness in duties, 116,1; bal­ance in the parish, 118,6; planned in new cul­tures and social environments,124,1; for­ma­tion as growth and purifi­ca­tion of rela­tion­ships, 136,1; in for­ma­tion, 138,2; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; in novi­tiate, 148; in post­novi­tiate, 158; a goal of canon­i­cal vis­i­ta­tion, 191,2;
  • Fra­ter­ni­ty (*Fra­ter­nal Life): insti­tut­ed by Fran­cis, I-a; foun­da­tion­al Gospel val­ue of the Order, I-c; mem­bers of the Order form a sin­gle, 1.2; its char­ac­ter­is­tic traits, 1,2; obe­di­ence cre­ates bonds, 13,3; admin­is­ters all earn­ings and goods, 16,1; sus­tained by work, 17,1; pen­sions and social assis­tance, 17,2; goods des­tined for the apos­to­late, 19; one in the Order, 20,1; wit­ness of Gospel pover­ty, 23; one spread through the world, 27; local, that is a Fri­ary, 30,1; found­ed on union with God, II-a; vig­i­lant regard­ing the qual­i­ty of spir­i­tu­al life, 34,3; an ele­ment of the charism, III-a; as true broth­ers, III-b; and pow­er, III-c; and obe­di­ence, III-c; a new form of fra­ter­nal obe­di­ence, III-d; found­ed on the words of Jesus, III-e; spe­cif­ic traits, III-f and III-g; extend­ed to include all of human­i­ty, III-g e III-j; and Chap­ters, III-h; of the Fran­cis­can Famiy, III-i; extend­ed to include all of cre­ation, III-j; the Holy Trin­i­ty its icon, 54,1 and 63; prophet­ic sign, 54,2 and 55,1; root­ed in the char­i­ty of God, 54,3; guid­ed by the Holy Spir­it, 54,3; nour­ished by the Word, 54,3; nour­ished by the Eucharist, 54,3; com­mit­ted to the mis­sion of the Church, 54,3; con­struct­ed dai­ly in com­mu­nion, 54,4; dai­ly behav­iors, 54,4; its inte­gra­tion into dif­fer­ent cul­tures, 55,2; school of com­mu­nion, 56,1; guid­ed by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 56,3 e 59,1; fos­tered in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; ben­e­fit­ed by the ini­tia­tives of the fri­ars, 58,1; per­son­al activ­i­ties, 58,2; car­ing for sick fri­ars, 61,1; icon of the Trin­i­ty, 63; per­son­al activ­i­ties coor­di­nat­ed, 63; the sched­ule takes account of its needs, 64; house­work, 65,3; prayer for the dead, 71,1; admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 81,1;  prin­ci­pal val­ue in mis­sion, 90,1; dis­cern­ment for the move­ment of fri­ars, 92,2; plans and under­takes mis­sion in a cre­ative and unit­ed man­ner, 92,3; in the parish, 100,1; and man­u­al work, 109; and the fri­ars’ tal­ents, 110,2; new forms of mis­sion and apos­tolic activ­i­ties that man­i­fest it, 111; help­ing in the parish, 118,5;and long-term pas­toral plan­ning in the parish, 118,9; broth­ers among broth­ers, 119,3; helps fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; inter­na­tion­al at San Bonaven­­tu­ra-Ser­aph­icum, 129,6; exem­plary in hous­es of for­ma­tion, 131,2; offered to fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,2; Con­ven­tu­al for­ma­tion, 138,4; in post­novi­tiate, 158;
  • Fri­ar (dis­missed): is noti­fied of the deci­sion, 79,2; is giv­en the chance to leave the Order on his own, 79,2;
  • Fri­ar in For­ma­tion: com­mit­ment, V-h; dia­logue and col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, for­ma­tors„ 132,1; the offer of fra­ter­ni­ty, 132,2; make the charism and mis­sion of the Order their own, 132,2; signs of imma­tu­ri­ty, 136,3; proven abuse, 136,3; formed for man­u­al and intel­lec­tu­al work as well as ser­vice, 136,4; rela­tion­ship with Christ, 137,1; nour­ished dai­ly at table of Word and Eucharist, 137,2; pen­i­tence and asceti­cism, 137,4; under­stand the real­i­ties of evil and sin, 137,5; the Sacra­ment of Penance and spir­i­tu­al direc­tion, 137,5; and Mar­i­an devo­tion, 137,7; and the fra­ter­nal life, 138,2; and minori­tas, 138,3; Con­ven­tu­al style, 138,4; the Rule, the Con­sti­tu­tions, the Fran­cis­can sources, the nature and his­to­ry of the Order, 138,5;
  • Fri­ar (ex-): treat­ed char­i­ta­bly, 76,3; remem­bered in prayer, 76,3; treat­ed as true broth­ers, 76,3;
  • Fri­ar out­side of obe­di­ence: dec­la­ra­tion, 77,1;
  • Fri­ars: all have the same voca­tion, rights, and oblig­a­tions, 1.3 (Alter­na­tives A and B); join togeth­er the con­tem­pla­tive and active lives, 2 and 35,1; live the Gospel, 4,1; their Rule and Gospel form of life. 5,1–3; study the writ­ings of Fran­cis and oth­er Fan­cis­can sources, 5,2; seek to observe the Rule and Con­sti­tu­tions to be con­formed to the Gospel ide­al, 7,6; vow to live in obe­di­ence, with­out any­thing of their own, and in chasti­ty, 9,1; sub­mit to the author­i­ty of the Church and their Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 10,1 and 12,2; obe­di­ence and faith­ful­ness to the Church, 11; obe­di­ence to the Pope, 12,1; obe­di­ence to the Rule and Con­sti­tu­tions in every­thing not con­trary to the Gospel or their own con­science, 12,3; sub­ject to local Ordi­nar­ies regard­ing pas­toral author­i­ty, 12,4; abstain from every act of prop­er­ty, 14,4; cede intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights, 14,5; expro­pri­ate every­thing, 14,6; reject a con­sumer atti­tude of accu­mu­la­tion and waste, 14,6; abstain from every­thing con­trary to chasti­ty, 24,2; care for the qual­i­ty of their spir­i­tu­al life, 34,3; dai­ly par­tic­i­pa­tion at the tables of Word and Eucharist, 37,1–2; hold the Litur­gy of the Hours oin great esteem, 38,1; cel­e­brate the Litur­gy of the Hours accord­ing to Church norms, 38,2 and 40,2–3; cel­e­brate the entire Litur­gy of the Hours in each Fri­ary every day, 38,3; care for everyuthing des­tined for divine wor­ship, 40,5; rev­er­ence the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, 42; open to dia­logue with and help their broth­ers, 51,2; seek to tru­ly under­stand oth­ers, 55,3; seek to live con­flict as a moment of per­son­al and spir­i­tu­al growth, 55,4; demon­strate mutu­al love, 60,1; avoid any­thing which dis­turbs fra­ter­nal peace and char­i­ty, 60,2; seek to resolve dif­fer­ences of opin­ion, 60,2; par­tic­i­pate in com­mon exer­cis­es, 65,2; those in dif­fi­cul­ty have recourse to theie Min­is­ters, 76,1; do not admin­is­ter goods out­side the Order, except by extra­or­di­nary per­mis­sion, 87,2; held respon­si­ble for his ille­gal acts or cau­sa­tion of dam­age, 87,3; accept offices humbly, 185,1; suit­able solemn­ly pro­fessed for offices, 185,2; all solemn­ly pro­fessed may hold offices or assign­ments, 186,6; renounce offices in favor of oth­er nec­es­sary offices, 193,1; all solemn­ly pro­fessed enjoy Fri­ary rights de famil­ia, 225,1; all solemn­ly pro­fessed de famil­ia make up Fri­ary Chap­ter, 225,1; solemn­ly pro­fessed fri­ars live where they are assigned de famil­ia, 228,1; solemn­ly pro­fessed exer­cise their rights and duties in the Fri­ary where they live, 228,1; solemn­ly pro­fessed pos­sess active and pas­sive voice in one Fri­ary and in one Province or Cus­tody, 228,2; solemn­ly pro­fessed fri­ars assigned to the Sacred Con­vent retain provin­cial rights, 228,3; solemn­ly pro­fessed resid­ing in a Fri­ary out­side his juris­dic­tion has his rights and duties spec­i­fied by con­tract, 228,4; solemn­ly pro­fessed may change affil­i­a­tion. 228,5;
  • Fri­ar, sick: ser­vice as a trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2;  per­son­al fragili­ty, 51,2; care for, 61,1; duties, 61,2;
  • Fri­ary: and fri­ars’ salaries, 16,2; pos­sess­ing prop­er­ty, 16,3; and sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1; make up Provinces and Cus­todies, 28,2 e 30,1; or local fra­ter­ni­ties, 30,1; fri­ars assigned de famil­ia, 30,1; def­i­n­i­tion, 30,1; the estab­lish­ment or sup­pres­sion of one under the direct juris­dic­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 33,1; its estab­lish­ment, 33,2; iys sup­pres­sion, 33,4; each day the inte­gral Litur­gy of the Hours, 38,3; house­work, 65,3; silence, 66,2; vis­it­ing them while trav­el­ing, 68,1; treat­ment of employ­ees, 70,1; month­ly suf­frages, 71,4; juridic per­son, 82; legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 82; one admin­is­tra­tion, 83,1; com­plete admin­is­tra­tion under econom and exac­tor, 83,2; con­tributes to the Province or Cus­tody, 85,2; con­tributes in sol­i­dar­i­ty to the Province or Cus­tody, 85,2; gov­erned by a Guardian or with the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 223; con­tains at least four fri­ars, 223; all fri­ars assigned de famil­ia, 228,1;
  • Friends of the fri­ars: prayer of thanks­giv­ing for, 69,1; prayer for the deceased, 71,1; month­ly suf­frage, 71,4;  annu­al suf­frage, 71,5;

G

  • God the Father: stirred Fran­cis, I-a; and the Rule, I-d; for whom one aban­dons one’s own will, I-f; serve in chasti­ty, I-h; in the active and con­tem­pla­tive life, 2; and the con­se­crat­ed life, 9,1; his will and obe­di­ence, 10,1 and 13,1; and chaste love, 24,1 and 25,1; in Fran­cis’ prayer, II-b; giv­ing thanks to, II-l; object of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 34,1; the absolute love of con­se­crat­ed life, 34,2; always hav­ing the spir­it of the Lord and seek­ing his holy will, 35,1; inti­mate­ly unit­ing prayer and action for a per­fect union with, 35,1; virtues fruit of union with, 35,2; unit­ed to him in every moment of life, 35,3; and the Litur­gy of the Hours, 38,1; fra­ter­ni­ty root­ed in the char­i­ty of God, 54,3; dis­cern­ing his will, 56,3; dis­cern­ing his will in Chap­ters, 57,2; and the admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 80; attribut­ing every­thing in mis­sion to God, IV-j; study and research, 106,1; of all, 119,3; for­ma­tion as growth and purifi­ca­tion in rela­tion­ship with, 136,1; and Fran­cis’ prayer, VI-a;
  • Goods: their sale, exchange, or ten­an­cy, 81,3; non-nec­es­sary accu­mu­la­tion, 86,1;
  • Gospel: form of life, I-a and I-d; lis­ten­ing to it, I-b; the Rule made up of its phras­es, I-b; the Rule its mar­row, I-d; observ­ing it, I-e; renounc­ing every­thing, I-f; liv­ing and wit­ness­ing it, 1,1; reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 4,1; obe­di­ence not con­trary to it, 12,3; its joy­ful mes­sage, 18,2; med­i­ta­tion, 43,2; and fra­ter­ni­ty, III-a; and mis­sion, IV-a; pro­claim­ing it, IV-b and 96,3; pro­claim­ing and wit­ness­ing it, IV-h; pro­claimed to all the world, 88,3 and 119,1; brought to all peo­ple, 94; its peren­ni­al truths, 96,1; in nw evan­ge­liza­tion, 102,1; in acces­si­ble lan­guage, 102,2; its light, 105,1; and cul­ture, 107,1; and incul­tur­a­tion, 122,2; and for­ma­tion, V-b; in the pro­fes­sion for­mu­la, 156,2; the fri­ars firm­ly hold to it, VI-a;
  • Gospel life: the form of life of St. Fran­cis, 54,3; not fear­ing to pro­pose it, 55,1; dur­ing vaca­tions, 68,2; in preach­ing, 96,2 and 96,3; its renew­al in con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 173;
  • Guardian: dis­pen­sa­tions from Con­sti­tu­tions and Statutes for indi­vid­ual fri­ars, 8,c); obe­di­ence to, 12,2; docil­i­ty to the will of God, 13,1; and char­i­ty, 13,1; and ser­vice, 13,1; the duty to lis­ten and con­sult, 13,1; the duty to fos­ter growth, 13,1; the duty to fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion, 13,1; author­i­ty, 13,2 e 59,1; guid­ance, 13,2; depen­dence on him in mat­ters of pover­ty, 14,4; exam­ple of pover­ty, 14,7; and indis­crim­i­nate per­mis­sions, 14,7; per­mis­sion to use mon­ey, 22; guides the local fra­ter­ni­ty, 56,3 e 59,1; open to fri­ars’ under­ak­ings, 58,1; char­i­ta­ble and with famil­iar­i­ty, 59,1; time for and qual­i­ty of prayer, 59,1; fos­ters actice and respon­si­ble obe­di­ence, 59,1; keeps the charism alive, 59,1; keeps the sense of sen­tire cum Eccle­sia alive, 59,1; accom­pa­nies con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 59,1; rela­tion­ship with the fri­ars, 59,2; car­ing for sick fri­ars, 61,1; dis­pen­sa­tion from clois­ter, 66,1; admin­is­ters nec­es­sary help for fri­ars’ fam­i­lies, 69,2; with fri­ars in dif­fi­cul­ty, 76,2; with the Fri­ary Chap­ter, dis­missal of a novice in case of neces­si­ty, 78; directs the econom and exac­tor; 81,2; guides the legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 82; may func­tion as Fri­ary exac­tor or econom only with per­mis­sion and for lim­it­ed time, 84,2; his per­son­al admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­ten­cy, 85,3; the effect of his acts, 87,1; assigns, coor­di­nates, guides apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 92,1; guides mis­sion in its var­i­ous forms. 93,1; per­mis­sion for preach­ing, 96,5; and the tal­ents of the fri­ars, 110,2; works with Min­is­ter or Cus­tos in guid­ing apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 112,2; coor­di­nates apos­tolic activ­i­ties, assigns jobs, and main­tains com­mu­nion, 114,1; assigns tasks, 115,1; obe­di­ence in tasks, 116,1; watch­es over apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 116,2; watch­es over parish records, 118,3; helps the pas­tor [parish priest], 118,5; his com­pe­ten­cy regard­ing the parish, 118,6; main­tains bal­ance between the parish and fra­ter­nal life, 118,6; dia­logue and col­lab­o­ra­tion with Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, for­ma­tors, fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,1; of the novi­tiate, first pro­fes­sion in dan­ger of death, 151,3; for­ma­tion in the first five years, 174,1; nec­es­sary tools for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 178,1; author­i­ty, 179 and 181,1; the pro­fes­sion of faith and swear­ing in, 181,1; the valid­i­ty of his acts, 182; the office, 183,4; elect­ed in Provin­cial Chap­ter, 188,2; by excep­tion, elect­ed by the Min­is­ter Provin­cial with his Defin­i­to­ry, 188,2; require­ments, 188,2; elec­tion for a third term, 189,2; elec­tion con­firmed by the high­er instance, 189,5; bound to res­i­dence, 192,1; col­lab­o­ra­tion with his vic­ar, 192,3; directs the Fri­ary, 223; his duties, 224,1; ordi­nary pow­er, 224,2; con­vok­ing Fri­ary Chap­ter, 225,2; the con­sent or coun­sel of the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 226,2; of a Gen­er­al Fri­ary elect­ed by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry, 227;

H

  • Habit: descrip­tion of, 67,1; and oth­er cloth­ing, 67,2;
  • Holy See: inter­pre­ta­tion of the Rule, 6,1; approval of the Con­sti­tu­tions, 6,2; authen­tic inter­pre­ta­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tions, 6,3; sale, lease, or rent of cer­tain goods and prop­er­ty, 81,3; accept­ing into the Order a mem­ber of a sec­u­lar insti­tute or soci­ety of apos­tolic life, 163, 2 and 163,3; accept­ing the res­ig­na­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 193,3;
  • Holy Spir­it: calls into fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; moves for mis­sion, 1,5; and obe­di­ence, 13,2; in the prayer of Fran­cis, II-g; enlight­ened Fran­cis to do penance, II-k; prophet­ic pres­ence of con­se­crat­ed life, 34,2; con­tin­u­al­ly con­forms the fri­ars to Jesus Christ, 35,1; acts through par­tic­i­pa­tion in the mys­ter­ies of Christ, 35,2; guides fra­ter­ni­ty, 54,3; dis­cern­ment in Chap­ters, 57,1; stirs up the mis­sion spir­it oif con­se­crat­ed life, 88,2; entrusts the charism, 89; stirs up tal­ents, 110,2; Fran­cis formed the fri­ars, V-a; and con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 173; the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al of the Order, VI-a;
  • Hope: and union with God, II-l; over­com­ing dif­fi­cul­ties, 35,3; and Sis­ter Death, 51,3;
  • Hos­pi­tal­i­ty (Wel­come): trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; to all, 66,4;
  • House of Prayer/Hermitage: norms for, 45,3;
  • Humil­i­ty: and minori­tas, I-c; toward the Church, I-e; fol­low­ing Christ, 1,4; of Jesus in the Incar­na­tion, II-d; of Jesus in the Eucharist, II-f; and the Word of God, II-h; prayers and sup­pli­ca­tions, II-k; fruit of prayer, 34,4; in going about the world, IV-f; in mis­sion suc­cess­es, IV-j; in activ­i­ties, 90,2; to be learned in for­ma­tion, IV-e; goal of fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; in novi­tiate, 148; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e;

I

  • Immac­u­late Con­cep­tion: (*Blessed Vir­gin Mary); build­ing up the King­dom of Christ under her guid­ance, 1,5; par­tic­u­lar devo­tion, 46,2; act of entrust­ing, 46,3; her vig­il a day of penance, 53,1;
  • Implan­ta­tio Ordi­nis: and sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1; prepa­ra­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; and the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at for Mis­sion Ani­ma­tion, 125,4
  • Impri­mi potest: neces­si­ty for, 106,3;
  • Incul­tur­a­tion: of the charism, 119,2; of the charism and Gospel, 122,2;

J

  • Jesus Christ: (*Fol­low­ing Christ); Fran­cis a true dis­ci­ple, I-1; his Gospel is form and life, I-b; source of fra­ter­ni­ty and minori­tas, I-c; his pover­ty, I-g; con­form­ing to him in chasti­ty, I-h; and the con­se­crat­ed life, 9,1; his salvif­ic mis­sion, 9,2; the source of a new human­i­ty, 9,3; and obe­di­ence, 10,1; and pover­ty, 14,1; and chasti­ty, 24,1; union with him in the chaste life, 25,2; the Incar­na­tion, II-d; his pas­sion and death, II-e; and the Eucharist, II-f; every­thing in his name, II-l; and vig­i­lance in prayer, 34,3; the action of the Holy Spir­it con­forms con­tin­u­al­ly to him, 35,1; his mys­ter­ies, 35,2; his char­i­ty, 35,3; and the Litur­gy of the Hours, 38,1; igno­rance of the Scrip­tures igno­rance of him, 43,1; and pop­u­lar piety, 48,1; con­for­mi­ty and pen­i­tence, 49,1; con­for­mi­ty and asceti­cism, 49,3; con­for­mi­ty as a process, 50,1; the Sacra­ment of Penance, 50,1; exam­i­na­tion of con­science, 50,2; spir­i­tu­al direc­tion, 50,2; Paschal Mys­tery, 51,3; fra­ter­ni­ty found­ed on his words, III-e; his salvif­ic pres­ence, 55,1; his King­dom built up by the suf­fer­ing of sick fri­ars, 61,2; his mis­sion, IV-a e 88,1; and preach­ing, 96,3; sends dis­ci­ples into all the world, 119,1; for­ma­tion in his Gospel, V-b; rela­tion­ship with fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 137,1; in novi­tiate, 148;
  • Joy: a char­ac­ter­is­tic of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; in fra­ter­nal rela­tion­ships, 25,2; and ser­vice to the poor, 49,2; at com­mon table and recre­ation, 65,2; as evan­ge­liza­tion, 89; in the church­es of the fri­ars, 95; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,1;
  • Juris­dic­tion: gener­ic term for a Province or Cus­tody, 30,3;
  • Jus­tice: prophet­ic aspect of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,3; con­tri­bu­tions out of pover­ty, 21; the mis­sion of, 105,1; its fos­ter­ing, 105,2; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2; and Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e;

L

  • Laity: their mission,103,1; and mis­sion aware­ness, 120,2;
  • Lan­guages: prepa­ra­tion by mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; spo­ken cor­rect­ly by mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,2;
  • Leas­ing: of goods, 81,3;
  • Lector/Acolyte: process for, 169;
  • Legal Rep­re­sen­ta­tive: the duties, 82;
  • Litur­gi­cal cel­e­bra­tions: com­mu­nal par­tic­i­pa­tion, 65,1;
  • Litur­gy of the Hours: and Fran­cis, II-i; held in high regard, 38,1; par­tic­i­pates in the prayer of Christ, 38,1; accord­ing to Church norms, 38,2; the man­ner of cel­e­brat­ing it, 38,2; dai­ly and inte­gral­ly in every Fri­ary, 38,3; pri­vate­ly or the Office of Our Father’s, 39 (Alter­na­tive A); pri­vate­ly or the Office of Our Father’s for the solemn­ly pro­fessed, 39,1 (Alter­na­tive B); in for­ma­tion, 137,3;
  • Local Ordi­nary: pas­toral author­i­ty, 12,4; approves the sta­ble pres­ence of one juris­dic­tion in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er, 29,1; con­sult­ed pri­or to the sup­pres­sion of a Fri­ary, 33,4; per­mis­sion to preach, 96,5; and the Impri­mi potest, 106,3; coop­er­a­tion with Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 113,4; guide­lines for pas­toral respon­si­bil­i­ties, 117; agree­ment for accep­tance of parish­es, 118,2; respon­si­ble for that which refers to pas­toral office, 118,3; names pas­tor [parish priest] upon pre­sen­ta­tion by the Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 118,4; names parochial vic­ar upon pre­sen­ta­tion by Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 118,4;

M

  • Major Supe­ri­or: def­i­n­i­tion, 181,2;
  • Matu­ri­ty: and obe­di­ence, 10,2; and chasti­ty, 25,1; in ful­fill­ing per­son­al com­mit­ments, 58,2; to go beyond cul­tur­al lim­its, 120,1; the goal of for­ma­tion in the Order, 127; pro­gres­sive for­ma­tion, 135; for­ma­tion as growth in and purifi­ca­tion of rela­tion­ships, 136,1; emo­­tion­al-sex­u­al, 136,2; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; required for admis­sion to pos­tu­lan­cy, 144,1; required for solemn pro­fes­sion, 161,1;
  • Means of com­mu­ni­ca­tion: and chasti­ty, 25,3; their mod­er­ate use and pen­i­tence, 52,1; chang­ing con­tem­po­rary rela­tion­ships, 55,1; and effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion, 56,2; fri­ars are to be formed in their good use, 66,3; and evan­ge­liza­tion, 66,3;
  • Med­i­ta­tion: on the Rule, oth­er writ­ings of Fran­cis, oth­er Fran­cis­can sources, and the doc­u­ments of the Order and Church regard­ing the Rule, 5,3; on litur­gi­cal texts, 41; on Scrip­ture, 43,1; espe­cial­ly the Gospel, 43,2; half-hour dai­ly, 44; method stip­u­lat­ed in the Statutes, 44; on the life and writ­ings of Fran­cis, 47,1; for preach­ing, 96,2 e 96,4;
  • Mer­cy: towards lep­ers, I-a and 49,2; a trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; and the Holy Spir­it, II-g; towards frag­ile fri­ars, 51,2; the cor­po­ral and spir­i­tu­al works, 52,1; fra­ter­nal, III-f; with fri­ars in dif­fi­cul­ty, 76,2; and preach­ing, 96,3; and the Sacra­ment of Penance, 97,3; cor­po­ral and spir­i­tu­al works in formation,137,4; and the author­i­ty of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, VI-c; and Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e;
  • Mili­tia of Mary Immac­u­late: its mis­sion, 103,4; pro­mot­ing it, 103,4; pro­mot­ing it in the local Church, 103,5; and mis­sion aware­ness, 120,2; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Min­is­ter Gen­er­al (*Min­is­ters and Cus­todes): dis­pen­sa­tions from the Con­sti­tu­tions and Statutes for indi­vid­ual fri­ars and Fri­aries, 8,a); obe­di­ence, 12,2; Fri­ary under his direct juris­dic­tion, 33,1; per­mis­sion to com­bine the offices of Provin­cial econom and exac­tor, 83,5; his per­son­al admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­ten­cy, 85,5; per­mis­sion for a Min­is­ter Provin­cial to admin­is­trate out­side the Order, 87,2; non-accep­­tance of parish­es where it is impos­si­ble to live the fra­ter­nal life, 100,2; accep­tance of parish­es, 118,1; admis­sion to pro­fes­sion, 153,2; the Holy Spir­it, VI-a; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion, VI-e; office, 186,1; elec­tion, 189,4 and 189,5; res­ig­na­tion, 193,3; con­vokes the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 196,1; elect­ed by the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 196,2; capit­u­lar at the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; a for­mer, capit­u­lar at the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; pre­sides at the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 199; require­ments, 200,1; duties, 200,2; ordi­nary author­i­ty, 201; aid­ed by the Gen­er­al Defin­i­to­ry, 202; the Vic­ar Gen­er­al assumes office, 203; con­vokes ordi­nary Provin­cial Chap­ters, 207,1; is informed of the con­vo­ca­tion of an extra­or­di­nary Provin­cial Chap­ter, 207,2; pre­sides at the first part of an ordi­nary Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,1; capit­u­lar at Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,2; a for­mer, capit­u­lar at the Provin­cial Chap­ter of his own Province, 208,2; peri­od­i­cal­ly con­vokes the Pres­i­dents of Con­fer­ences and Fed­er­a­tions, 220,3;
  • Min­is­ter Gen­er­al with his Defin­i­to­ry: declar­a­tive inter­pre­ta­tion of the Con­sti­tu­tions until the next Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 6,3; dec­la­ra­tion of con­for­mi­ty of Provin­cial Statutes to the Con­sti­tu­tions, 7,4; approval of the sta­ble pres­ence of one juris­dic­tion in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er, 29,1; approval of the statutes of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,3; approval for the spe­cial statutes for com­mon hous­es of for­ma­tion and for the com­mon mis­sions and apos­tolic activ­i­ties of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,4; the estab­lish­ment, divi­sion, union, fusion, or sup­pres­sion of a Province or Gen­er­al Cus­tody out­side Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 32,1; approval of the estab­lish­ment of a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 32,4; pri­or approval for estab­lish­ing a Fri­ary, 33,2; sup­pres­sion of a Fri­ary, 33,4; sale, lease, or rent of cer­tain goods and prop­er­ties, 81,3; its admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­ten­cy, 85,5; approval of the estab­lish­ment or sup­pres­sion of a pos­tu­lan­cy, 129,1; estab­lish­ment, trans­fer, or sup­pres­sion of a novi­tiate, 129,2; approval of the estab­lish­ment or sup­pres­sion of a juris­dic­tion­al post­novi­tiate, 129,3; approval of a com­mon house of for­ma­tion, 129,4; approval of a com­mon house of for­ma­tion of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 129,5; approval of a provin­cial or cus­to­di­al direc­to­ry of for­ma­tion, 130,2; approval of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion direc­to­ry of for­ma­tion, 130,2; approval of a minor sem­i­nary, 142,1; by excep­tion, per­mis­sion for a novi­tiate out­side the house of novi­tiate, 150,4; reen­try after novi­tiate or pro­fes­sion, 155; indult to leave the Order for the tem­porar­i­ly pro­fessed, 160,1; the change of reli­gious insti­tute, 163; by excep­tion, the nom­i­na­tion of a Min­is­ter Provin­cial and his Defin­i­to­ry, 187,1 and 187,2; by excep­tion, the nom­i­na­tion of a Provin­cial Com­mis­sari­at, 187,3; by excep­tion, the nom­i­na­tion of a sta­ble Provin­cial Vis­i­ta­tor, 187,4; accepts the res­ig­na­tion of a Min­is­ter Provin­cial or Gen­er­al Cus­tos, 193,3; removal from office, 194,2; incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty or inabil­i­ty for office, 195; con­vo­ca­tion of an extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 197; elects the Gen­er­al Procu­ra­tor, 205; in the absence of a Provin­cial Chap­ter, nom­i­na­tion of a Min­is­ter Provin­cial and his Defin­i­to­ry, 210; and the deci­sions of a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 220,2; elect the Guardian of a Gen­er­al Fri­ary, 227;
  • Min­is­ter Provin­cial (*Min­is­ters and Cus­todes): dis­pen­sa­tions from the Con­sti­tu­tions and Statutes for indi­vid­ual fri­ars, 8,b); and fri­ars in dif­fi­cul­ty, 76,1; per­mis­sion to com­bine the offices of econom and exac­tor in Fri­aries and Cus­todies, 83,5; his per­son­al admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­ten­cy, 85,3; per­mis­sion for a Provin­cial Cus­tos to admin­is­trate out­side the Order, 87,2; the non-accep­­tance of parish­es where the fra­ter­nal life can­not be lived, 100,2; agree­ments for accept­ing parish­es, 118,2; and fri­ars called to oth­er cul­tures and social envi­ron­ments, 121,1; ask­ing fri­ars to go to oth­er cul­tures and social envi­ron­ments, 121,2; prepa­ra­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; office, 186,2; elec­tion, 189,4; elec­tion con­firmed by high­er instance, 189,5; res­ig­na­tion, 193,3; accepts the res­ig­na­tion of a Provin­cial Cus­tos, 193,3; con­sult­ed pri­or to the con­vo­ca­tion of an extra­or­di­nary Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; if unable to par­tic­i­pate in the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,2; pre­sides at the sec­ond part of the ordi­nary Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,1; capit­u­lar at the Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,2; a for­mer, capit­u­lar at the next Provin­cial Chap­ter, 208,2; his elec­tion, 209,1; require­ments, 211; duties, 212; ordi­nary author­i­ty, 213;
  • Min­is­ter Provin­cial with his Defin­i­to­ry: inter­pre­ta­tion of Provin­cial Statutes until the next Provin­cial Chap­ter, 7,3; dis­pen­sa­tions from the Con­sti­tu­tions and Statutes for indi­vid­ual Fri­aries, 8,b); the agree­ment for a sta­ble pres­ence of a juris­dic­tion in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er, 29,2; the estab­lish­ment and sup­pres­sion of a fil­ial house, 33,3; approve which canon­i­cal hours are cel­e­brat­ed in com­mon in Fri­aries, 38,4; oth­er pen­i­ten­tial prac­tices dur­ing pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons, 53,1; extra­or­di­nary days of prayer and pen­i­tence, 53,2; exclaus­tra­tion, 77,1; penal­ties for a fri­ar out­side the Fri­ary, 77,1; extra­or­di­nary admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 81,1; sale, lease, or rent of goods and prop­er­ty, 81,3; by excep­tion, the com­pat­i­bil­i­ty of the office of Guardian with the offices of econom or exac­tor, 84,2; admin­is­tra­tive com­pe­ten­cy, 85,3; writ­ten agree­ments for apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 114,3; the accep­tance of parish­es, 118,1; present pas­tors [parish priests] to the local Ordi­nary, 118,4; and extra­or­di­nary parish expen­di­tures, 118,8; and long-term parish plans that involve the ser­vice of the local fra­ter­ni­ty, 118,9; the estab­lish­ment and sup­pres­sion of a pos­tu­lan­cy, 129,1; the estab­lish­ment of a com­mon house of for­ma­tion, 129,4; the approval of reg­u­la­tions for a provin­cial house of for­ma­tion, 130,3; admis­sion to novi­tiate, 147; admis­sion to the Order, 149; admis­sion to tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 153,1; dis­missal of a tem­porar­i­ly pro­fessed fri­ar, 160,2; the exten­sion of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 161,2; admis­sion to solemn pro­fes­sion, 162,1; admis­sion to ordi­na­tion, 170,2 and 170,4; grant­i­ng a sab­bat­i­cal, 179,2; by excep­tion, can be nom­i­nat­ed by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry, 187,1 and 187,2; by excep­tion, can be joined by a sta­ble Vis­i­ta­tor nan­med by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry, 187,4; by excep­tion, elects Guardians, 188,2; removal from office, 194,2; con­voke an extra­or­di­nary Provin­cial Chap­ter, 207,2; in the absence of a Provin­cial Chap­ter, nom­i­nat­ed by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry, 210; and tem­po­rary or per­pet­u­al trans­fil­i­a­tion, 228,5;
  • Min­is­ters and Cus­todes (*Cus­tos, Gen­er­al; *Cus­tos, Provin­cial; *Min­is­ter Gen­er­al; *Min­is­ter Provin­cial): obe­di­ence to, 12,2; docil­i­ty to the will of God, 13,1; and char­i­ty, 13,1; and ser­vice, 13,1; the duty to lis­ten and con­sult, 13,1; the duty to fos­ter growth, 13,1; the duty to fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion, 13,1; author­i­ty, 13,2 e 59,1; guid­ance, 13,2; depen­dence in mat­ters of pover­ty, 14,4; exam­ple of pover­ty, 14,7; and indis­cri­mate per­mis­sions, 14,7; pemis­sion to change dis­po­si­tions of mate­r­i­al goods pri­or to solemn pro­fes­sion, 15,2; see to pen­sions and med­ical insur­ance for the fri­ars, 17,3; per­mis­sion to use mon­ey, 22; deter­mine which canon­i­cal Hours to cel­e­brate in com­mon, 38,4; approve the order of litur­gy and oth­er pious prac­tices in Fri­aries, 40,4; approve oth­er forms of retreats, 45,1; time in a her­mitage or house of prayer, 45,3; lead the fra­ter­ni­ty, 56,3 and 59,1; open to the fri­ars’ ini­tia­tives, 58,1; char­i­ta­bly and with famil­iar­i­ty, 59,1; time for and qual­i­ty of prayer, 59,1; fos­ter active and respon­si­ble obe­di­ence, 59,1; keep alive the charism, 59,1; keep alive the sense of sen­tire cum Eccle­sia, 59,1; accom­pa­ny con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 59,1; rela­tion­ships with fri­ars, 59,2; car­ing for sick fri­ars, 61,1; approv­ing Fri­ary sched­ules, 64; approv­ing Fri­ary clois­ters, 66,1; admin­is­ter­ing nec­es­sary aid to fri­ars’ fam­i­lies, 69,2; offi­cial­ly rec­og­niz­ing bene­fac­tors, 69,3; spir­i­tu­al assis­tance to affil­i­at­ed or aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2; spir­i­tu­al assis­tance to the SFO, 74,1; estab­lish­ing local SFO fra­ter­ni­ties, 74,2; the altius mod­era­men of the SFO, 74,2; names SFO spir­i­tu­al assis­tants OFS, 74,3; and fri­ars in dif­fi­cul­ty, 76,2; and those who leave the Order, 76,4; declar­ing a fri­ar absent from the Fri­ary, 77,1; dis­miss­ing a novice, 78; direct­ing the econom and exac­tor; 81,2; guid­ing the legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 82; incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty of office with econom or exac­tor, 84,1; the effect of acts, 87,1; per­mis­sion for a fri­ar to admin­is­trate out­side the Order, 87,2; assign, coor­di­nate, guide apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 92,1; lead mis­sion in its var­i­ous forms. 93,1; not accept parish­es where­in true fra­ter­nal life not pos­si­ble, 100,2; fos­ter cul­ture and study, 106,2; the Impri­mi potest, 106,3; and fri­ars’ tal­ents, 110,2; guide, lead, coor­di­nate apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 112,2; fos­ter col­lab­o­ra­tion at the Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion lev­el, 113,3; coop­er­a­tion, 113,4; assign­ing duties, 115,1; assign qual­i­fied fri­ars, 115,2; plan for enough qual­i­fied fri­ars, 115,3; obe­di­ence in duties, 116,1; vis­it and cor­rect apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 116,2; over­see parish records, 118,3; present pas­tors [parish priests] and parochial vic­ars to the local Ordi­nary, 118,4; wel­come can­di­dates, V-c; approve reg­u­la­tions for a com­mon house of for­ma­tion, 130,4; hous­es of for­ma­tion as the heart of the Order, 131,1; dia­logue and col­lab­o­ra­tion with Guardians, for­ma­tors, fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,1; and proven abuse in fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 136,3; eval­u­ate admid­sion to pos­tu­lan­cy, 144,1; admis­sion to pos­tu­lan­cy, 145; per­mis­sion to dwell out­side the novi­tiate, 150,3; antic­i­pate first pro­fes­sion, 151,2; first pro­fes­sion and dan­ger of death, 151,3; extend­ing novi­tiate, 151,4; scru­ti­ni­um before tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 154,2; and novi­tiate out­side the Province or Cus­tody, 154,3; receives tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 156,1; dis­missal of tem­porar­i­ly pro­fessed, 160,2; exten­sion of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 161,2; rreceive solemn pro­fes­sion, 162,2; spe­cial­ized stud­ies in post­novi­tiate, 166; dis­cern­ment for ordi­na­tion, 167; acolyte and lec­tor, 169; admis­sion to ordi­na­tion out­side the Province or Cus­tody, 170,3; ordi­na­tion doc­u­ments, 171; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion in the first five years, 174,1; fos­ter spe­cial­ized stud­ies for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 176; fos­ter mul­ti­cul­tur­al fra­ter­nal and pas­toral expe­ri­ences for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 177; nec­es­sary means for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 178,1; the exer­cise of author­i­ty, VI-c; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion, VI-g; their ser­vice accord­ing to Fran­cis, VI-h; author­i­ty, 179 and 181,1; pro­fes­sion of faith and swear­ing-in, 181,1; major supe­ri­ors, 181,2; the valid­i­ty of their acts, 182; elec­tion lim­it­ed to two con­sec­u­tive terms, 189,3; fre­quent con­tacts with the fri­ars, 191,1; canon­i­cal vis­i­ta­tion, 191,2; bound to res­i­dence, 192,1; col­lab­o­rat­ing with their vic­ars, 192,2 and 192,3; col­lab­o­rat­ing with the Epis­co­pal Con­fer­ence and Con­fer­ence of Major Supe­ri­ors, 222;
  • Minori­tas: a foun­da­tion­al Gospel val­ue of the Order, I-c; its char­ac­ter­is­tic traits, 1,4; and mutu­al obe­di­ence, 12,5; and house­work, 65,3; and admin­is­tra­tion, 80; a main val­ue in mis­sion, 90,1; will­ing­ness to serve, 90,2; will­ing­ness to leave a place of min­istry, 93,3; in the parish, 100,1; and work, 110,1; in for­ma­tion, 138,3;
  • Minor Sem­i­nary: estab­lish­ment, 142,1; life, 142,2; stud­ies, 142,3;
  • Mis­sio ad gentes: the prepa­ra­tion of mis­sion­ar­ies, 122,1; and the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at for Mis­sion Ani­ma­tion, 125,4;
  • Mis­sion (*Apos­tolic Activ­i­ties, *Work): in sim­plic­i­ty a trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; seek­ing the pres­ence of God, 2; and obe­di­ence, 13,3; found­ed on union with God, II-a; fra­ter­ni­ty com­mit­ted to that of the Church, 54,3; fos­tered by mutu­al rela­tion­ships among the fri­ars, 56,1; of Jesus, IV-a; of the apos­tles, IV-b; of the ear­ly fri­ars, IV-c; com­mu­nion and obe­di­ence, IV-d; Gospel, IV-f; among non-Chris­­tians, IV-g; wit­ness of life, IV-h; and work, IV-i and 109; humil­i­ty in suc­cess­es, IV-j; of Christ and the Church, 88,1; of con­se­crat­ed women and men in the Church, 88,2 and 89; pro­claim­ing the Gospel, 88,3; prin­ci­pakl val­ues of the fri­ars, 90,1; hum­ble and in minori­tas, 90,2; with­out extin­guish­ing the spir­it of prayer; 91; work­ing togeth­er in har­mo­ny, 92,1; planned and exe­cut­ed in a uni­tred, fra­ter­nal, and cre­ative man­ner, 92,3; in its var­i­ous forms. 93,1; in var­i­ous cul­tures, 93,2; ade­quate means, 93,2; no form reject­ed, 93,3; in response to the needs of the Church, 93,3; bring­ing the Gospel to all peo­ple, 94;and Eucharist, 97,1; and the oth­er Sacra­ments and pious prac­tices, 97,2; and the Scra­ment of Penance, 97,3; and those estranged from the faith or from the Church, 98,1; to the sick, 98,2; min­istry in hos­pi­tals, pris­ons, and to those on the mar­gins, 101; and new evan­ge­liza­tion, 102,1; to var­i­ous cul­tures and sit­u­a­tions, 102,2; with peo­ple from dif­fer­ent cul­tures, denom­i­na­tions, reli­gions, and non-believ­ers, 102,3; and eccle­sial move­ments, 103,1; and the SFO, 103,2; of the M.I., 103,4; and jus­tice, 105,1; pro­mo­tion of jus­tice, 105,2; in schools, 107,1; in social and char­i­ta­ble works, 108; new forms that bet­ter express the prophet­ic aspect of fra­ter­ni­ty, 111; gen­er­al out­lines in Provin­cial and Cus­to­di­al Chap­ters, 112,1; those com­mon to sev­er­al juris­dic­tions, 113,2; apos­tolic activ­i­ties of the fri­ars, 119,2; the Gospel life itself, 120,1; beyond bor­ders, 120,1; mis­sion­ary aware­ness, 120,1 e 120,2; fri­ars called to go to oth­er cul­tures and social envi­ron­ments, 121,1; and the Gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at for Mis­sion Aware­ness, 125,4 and 125,5; that of the Order embraced by fri­ars in for­ma­tion, 132,2; for­ma­tion as growth and purifi­ca­tion of rela­tion­ships for, 136,1; nour­ished every­day at the table of Word and Eucharist, 137,2; all fri­ars formed for it, 137,6; Con­ven­tu­al for­ma­tion, 138,4; in post­novi­tiate, 158 and 164,2; pro­fes­sion­al and pas­toral for­ma­tion, 165; the author­i­ty of Chap­ters and of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 179; an object of canon­i­cal vis­i­ta­tion, 191,2;
  • Mobil­i­ty (of the fri­ars): a sign of sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1; coor­di­nat­ed in Con­fer­ence and Fed­er­a­tion, 31,2; to respond to the call to go to oth­er cul­tures and social sit­u­a­tions, 121,2;
  • Mon­ey: its use, 22; mis­sion with­out pay­ment, 90,2;
  • Most Holy Trin­i­ty: and the Rule, I-d; com­mu­nion with, II-l; and chasti­ty, 24,1; and the Eucharist, 37,1; mod­el of fra­ter­ni­ty, 54,1; fra­ter­ni­ty an icon, 63; and mis­sion, IV-b; bless­ing for for­ma­tion, V-i; prin­ci­pal for­ma­tor, 126,1; source of author­i­ty, VI-a;

N

  • Necrol­o­gy: to main­tain one, 71,3;
  • Novi­tiate: accord­ing to Fran­cis, V-c; its estab­lish­ment, trans­fer, or sup­pres­sion, 129,2; admis­sion, 147; descrip­tion, 148; admis­sion to the Order, 149; its begin­ning, 150,1; its length, 150,2; dwelling out­side a house of novi­tiate, 150,3; by excep­tion, out­side a house of novi­tiate, 150,4; absence from, 151,1; its exten­sion, 151,4; con­tin­ues the pos­tu­lan­cy expe­ri­ence, 152,1; no stud­ies per­mit­ted, 152,2; con­tacts with fam­i­ly, 152,3; the mas­ter, 152,4; reen­try, 155;

O

  • Obe­di­ence: accord­ing to Fran­cis, 10,1; and human dig­ni­ty, 10,2; to the Church, 11; to the Pope, 12,1; to the Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 12,2; in every­thing not con­trary to the Gospel, con­science, and the Rule and Con­sti­tu­tions, 12,3; to the local Ordi­nary, 12,4; mutu­al, 12,5; active and respon­si­ble, 13,2, 59,1; and tal­ents, 13,2; and mis­sion, 13,3; and per­son­al activ­i­ties, 13,3; fra­ter­nal, III-c; new form, III-d; in mis­sion, IV-d;  in duties, 116,1; the goal of fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; to the author­i­ty of Minis­ers and Cus­todes, VI-d;
  • Offices: ful­fill­ing them, 185,1; require­ments, 185,2 and 186,6; gen­er­al, 186,1; provin­cial, 186,2; cus­to­di­al, 186,3; Fri­ary, 186,4; con­ferred by Chap­ters, 188,1; offices vacant out­side of Chap­ter, 188,1; length, 190,1; res­ig­na­tion, 193,1 and 193,2; none irre­move­able but all sta­ble, 194,1; removal, 194,2 and 194,3; incom­pat­i­bil­i­ty or inabil­i­ty, 195;
  • Ordained min­istry: for­ma­tion for, 128,3; dis­cern­ment for, 138,6; ade­quate philo­soph­i­cal and the­o­log­i­cal for­ma­tion, 167; solemn­ly pro­fessed can­di­date, 170,1; writ­ten request for, 170,1; admis­sion, 170,2;
  • Order: its Gospel val­ues, I-c; found­ed by Fran­cis, 1,1; the ide­al, 1,1; its mem­bers form a fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; regard­ed as cler­i­cal, 1,3 Alter­na­tive B; and Con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; sub­ject to the Pope, 3; and solemn pro­fes­sion, 4,2; and the Rule, 5,2; its doc­u­ments, 5,3; the Statutes, 7,1; its spir­it, 7,6; the salaries of the fri­ars, 16,1 and 16,2; pos­sess­es prop­er­ty, 16,3; goods for the apos­to­late, 19; sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1 and 20,2; a sin­gle fra­ter­ni­ty, 20,2; its direc­tives about abuse, 26,2; a sin­gle fra­ter­ni­ty through­out the world, 27; com­posed of Provinces and Cus­todies, 28,1; its cal­en­dar and rit­u­al, 40,3; its Mar­i­an tra­di­tion, 46,1 and 103,4; and the Immac­u­late Con­cep­tion, 46,2; its patron St. Joseph, 46,4; its men and women saints, 47,2; its spir­i­tu­al tra­di­tion, 48,1; its pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons, 53,1; its Chap­ters, III-h; and the fra­ter­nal life, 54,4 and 138,2; school of com­mu­nion, 56,1; is chang­ing, 56,3; its spir­i­tu­al pat­ri­mo­ny, 57,1; the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; its charism, 59,1; the Sacred Con­vent, 62,1; its habit, 67,2; vis­it­ing its Fri­aries, 68,1; its bene­fac­tors, 69,3; those who are employed by it, 70,1; its Poor Clares, 73,1; its affil­i­at­ed and aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2; those who leave it, 76,3, 76,4 and 79,1; those who aban­don it, 77,1; juridic per­son, 82; legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 82; its admin­is­tra­tion unit­ed, 83,1; unit­ed admin­is­tra­tion entrust­ed to econom and exac­tor, 83,2; its fixed pat­ri­mo­ny, 85,4; move­ment with­in, 92,2; its mis­sion tra­di­tion, 93,3; its tra­di­tion of study, 106,1; edu­ca­tion, 107,1; social and char­i­ta­ble works, 108; man­u­al work, 109; its gov­ern­ment and col­lab­o­ra­tion, 113,1, 113,3 and 125,3; its diverse activ­i­ties, 115,3; its pres­ence in the world, 119,3; its pres­ence in dif­fer­ent cul­tures and social envi­ron­ments, 124,1; its implan­ta­tio, 125,4; and for­ma­tion, V-c; and voca­tions, V-d, 139,2 and 140; its can­di­dates, V-e; its medi­a­tions for for­ma­tion, 126,2; for­ma­tion its pri­or­i­ty task, 127; its hous­es of for­ma­tion, 128,1; its time­frame for for­ma­tion, 128,2 and 128,3; its insti­tutes of study, 128,5; its Ratio stu­dio­rum, 128,5; S. Bonaventure/Seraphicum, 129,6; its Ratio for­ma­tio­n­is, 130,1; for­ma­tion at its heart, 131,1; its fri­ars formed for mis­sion, 132,2; for­ma­tion com­mis­sion, 134,2; its direc­tives for proven abuse, 136,3; its his­to­ry, 138,5; its minor sem­i­nar­ies, 142,2; life with­in it begins at novi­tiate, 148; admis­sion, 149; reen­try, 155; its graces, 159; leav­ing it, 1601,1; dis­missal from it, 160,2; and solemn pro­fes­sion, 161,3; its Min­is­ter Gen­er­al is the Holy Spir­it, VI-a; its supreme author­i­ty the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 180,1;
  • Ordi­na­tion: the end of for­ma­tion for ordain­med min­istry, 128,3; spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion, 137,6; dis­cern­ment, 167; acolyte/lector, 169; require­ments, 170,1; admis­sion, 170,2; doc­u­ments, 171; required for cer­tain offices, 186,6;

P

  • Parish: the pos­si­bil­i­ty of accept­ing them; 100,1; do not accept those where­in not pos­si­ble to live the fra­ter­nal life, 100,2; the process for accept­ing them, 118,1; the agree­ment for accept­ing them, 118,2; sub­ject to the local Ordi­nary in all which refers to the pas­toral office, 118,3; its records sub­ject to review by the local Ordi­nary, 118,3; its records sub­ject to over­sight by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 118,3; entrust­ed to a Province or Cus­tody, 118,4; pas­tor [parish priest] respon­si­ble for it, 118,5; bal­anc­ing the fra­ter­nal life, 118,6; the admin­is­tra­tion of its goods, 118,6;
  • Parish Priest [Pas­tor]: pre­sent­ed to the local Ordi­nary by Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 118,4; con­sul­tat­ed pri­or to nam­ing a parochial vic­ar, 118,4; direct­ly respon­si­ble for the parish, 118,5; seeks help from the Guardian, 118,5; his com­pe­ten­cies list­ed in Statutes, 118,6; his duty to col­lab­o­rate, 118,7; peri­od­ic pas­toral and admin­is­tra­tive reports dis­cussed in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 118,7; and extra­or­di­nary expen­di­tures, 118,8; and long-term pas­toral plan­ning which involves the ser­vice of the fri­ars, 118,9; sta­ble but remov­able, 118,10;
  • Pas­toral Respon­si­bil­i­ty: guide­lines of Epis­co­pal Con­fer­ences and local Ordi­nar­ies, 117; sub­ject to local Ordi­nary in all that per­tains to pas­toral office, 118,3;
  • Patience: fruit of prayer, 34,4;
  • Peace: its begin­ning and foa­ter­ing a sign of minori­tas, 1,4; the prophet­ic aspect of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,3; con­tri­bu­tions from pover­ty, 21; car­ried through­out the world, IV-f; and preach­ing, 96,3; and ecu­menism, 104; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Pen­i­tence: and the found­ing of the Order, I-a; in Fran­cis’ vision, II-k; per­se­ver­ance in, II-k; post-Bap­tismal, 49,1; and ser­vice to the poor, 49,2; and asceti­cism, 49,3; offer­ing to God dai­ly hard­ships and suf­fer­ings, 51,1; and the cor­po­ral and spir­i­tu­al works of mer­cy, 52,1; its prac­tices, 52,1; pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons of the local Church, 52,2; pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons of the Order, 53,1; extra­or­di­nary days of prayer and pen­i­tence, 53,2; preached by the ear­ly fri­ars, IV-c; and preach­ing, 96,3; in for­ma­tion, 137,4; in novi­tiate, 148;
  • Pen­sions: their pos­si­bil­i­ty, 17,2; seen to by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 17,3;
  • Per­se­ver­ance: in obe­di­ence, I-f; in reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,4; in pen­i­tence, II-k;
  • Pious Prac­tices: how to cel­e­brat­ed them done in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 40,4; Mar­i­an, 46,1; typ­i­cal to var­i­ous nations and cul­tures, 48,1; inspired by the litur­gy, 48,2; flow from the Eucharist, 97,2; and mis­sion, 97,2;
  • Plain­ness: and pover­ty, 14,4; and admin­is­ter­ing goods, 16,1; and mon­ey, 22; as evan­ge­liza­tion, 89; and the pres­ence of the fri­ars, 119,3; in hous­es of for­ma­tion, 128,1;
  • Plan­ning: done in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3 and 64; eco­nom­ic, 86,1; the juris­dic­tion­al pas­toral plan, 94,2 and 112,2; to ensure enough qual­i­fied fri­ars, 115,3; mis­sion in new cul­tures and social environments,124,1; mis­sion­ary of a Province, 125,1; and canon­i­cal vis­i­ta­tion, 191,2;
  • Poor: shar­ing with them, 14,3; and sol­i­dar­i­ty, 17,1; their life reflect­ed in the pover­ty of the fri­ars, 18,2; sol­i­dar­i­ty with their suf­fer­ings and dif­fi­cul­ties, 18,2; con­tri­bu­tions to them from the pover­ty of the fri­ars, 21; ser­vice to them and chasti­ty, 25,2; ser­vice to them a sign of pen­i­tence, 49,2; alms­giv­ing, 52,1; and the mis­sion of jus­tice, 105,2; near­ness to them in for­ma­tion, 138,3; in novi­tiate, 148; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Poor Clares: part of the Fran­cis­can Fam­i­ly, III-i; ser­vice of the fri­ars, 73,1; advanc­ing their mis­sion, 73,1;
  • Pope: entire Order and indi­vid­ual fri­ars imme­di­ate­ly sub­ject, 3; inter­pretes the Rule, 5,1; obe­di­ence to, 12,1; con­fermed and pro­mul­gat­ed the Rule, VI-b;
  • Post­novi­tiate: accord­ing to Fran­cis, V-f; estab­lish­ment and sup­pres­sion, 129,3; its descrip­tion, 158; and the Fran­cis­can the­o­log­i­cal school, 164,1; Fran­cis­can for­ma­tion, 164,2; Fran­cis­can groups, 164,3; pro­fes­sion­al and pas­toral for­ma­tion, 165; spe­cial­ized study, 166;
  • Pos­tu­lan­cy: the begin­ning of for­ma­tion for Fran­cis­can life, 128;2; the begin­ning of for­ma­tion for ordained min­istry, 128,3; its estab­lish­ment and sup­pres­sion, 129,1; its descrip­tion, 143,1; its length, 143,2; require­ments for admis­sion, 144,1 and 144,2; nec­es­sary doc­u­men­ta­tion, 145; writ­ten act of free-will labor, 146; its respon­si­ble fri­ar, 147; its expe­ri­ence con­tin­ued in non­i­ti­ate, 152,1;
  • Pover­ty: accord­ing to Fran­cis, I-g; def­i­n­i­tion, 14,1; renounc­ing indi­vid­ual prop­er­ty, 14,2; com­mon dis­cern­ment regard­ing goods, 14,3; shar­ing with the poor, 14,3; abstain­ing from every act of prop­er­ty, 14,4; depen­dence on Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 14,4; intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty, 14,5; self-emp­­ty­ing, 14,6; con­sump­tion, accu­lu­mu­la­tion, waste, 14,6; the exam­ple of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 14,7; indis­crim­i­nate per­mis­sions, 14,7; all earn­ings, 16,1; salaries, 16,2; work, 17,1; tools for work, 17,1; alms, 17,1; wel­fare, 17,1; pen­sions, 17,2; social assis­tance, 17,2; prophet­ic wit­ness, 18,1; reflects the lifestyle of the poor of the place, 18,2; the com­mon life, 18,3; goods for the apos­to­late, 19; the inten­tions of bene­fac­tors, 19; sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20; con­tri­bu­tions to the Church, the poor, jus­tice, peace, and the integri­ty of cre­ation, 21; the use of mon­ey, 22; dis­cern­ing new forms, 23; and admin­is­tra­tion, 80; and finan­cial plan­ning, 86,1; as evan­ge­liza­tion, 89; Fran­cis formed the fri­ars, V-a;
  • Pow­er: its refusal a sign of minori­tas, 1,4; and fra­ter­ni­ty, III-c;
  • Prayer (*Prayer, com­mu­nal; *Prayer, litur­gi­cal): to the Father, II-b; con­stant, II-c; the Icar­na­tion of the Son of God, II-d; med­i­ta­tion on the pas­sion and death of Jesus, II-e; to the Holy Spir­it, II-g; to the Blessed Vir­gin Mary, II-j; source of com­mu­nion, II-l; and chasti­ty, 25,2; and vig­iliance, 34,3; Fran­cis became prayer, 34,3; always with a pure heart and with humil­i­ty, patience and love for all, 34,4; joined to action, 35,1; its fruits saved for dai­ly life and grown by vir­tu­ous acts, 35,2; Eucharis­tic ado­ra­tion, 42; Mar­i­an, 46,1; tra­di­tion­al prac­tices of the Order, 48,1; typ­i­cal prac­tices of the dif­fer­ent cul­tures and nations, 48,1; extra­or­di­nary days, 53,2; time for and qual­i­ty of cared for by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 59,1; as evan­ge­liza­tion, 89; nour­ish­es mis­sion and work, 91; and mis­sion­ary trans­for­ma­tion, 94; and preach­ing, 96,4; and mis­sion­ary aware­ness, 120,1 and 120,2; for voca­tions, V-d and 139,2; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,3; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; in novi­tiate, 148; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e;
  • Prayer, com­mu­nal: par­tic­i­pa­tion in it a sign of Con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; orga­nized in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 40,4; Eucharis­tic ado­ra­tion, 42; shar­ing the Word, 43,4; all fri­ars par­tic­pate, 65,1;
  • Prayer, litur­gi­cal: par­tic­i­pa­tion a sign of Con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; study of litur­gi­cal texts, 40,1; rev­er­ent­ly, 40,2; accord­ing to Church norms, 40,2; keep­ing in mind the vari­ety of rites, 40,2; valu­ing the rich­ness of local Church­es, 40,2; leav­ing space for diver­si­ty and legit­i­mate adap­ta­tions, 40,2; using the cal­en­dar and rit­u­al of the Order, 40,3; the pos­si­bil­i­ty of using the missal, rit­u­al, and cal­en­dar of the local Church, 40,3; care of litur­gi­cal objects, 40,5; and sui iuris Church­es, 41; all fri­ars par­tic­i­pate, 65,1; in the fri­ars’ church­es, 95; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1;
  • Preach­ing: of the ear­ly fri­ars, IV-c; in com­mu­nion with the Church, IV-d; people’s good, IV-e; and mis­sion­ary trans­for­ma­tion, 94; in gen­er­al, 96,1; prepa­ra­tion for, 96,2; prin­ci­pal points, 96,3; means of prepa­ra­tion, 96,4;; per­mis­sion to, 96,5; pop­u­lar, 101;
  • Pre-Pos­­tu­lan­­cy: its pos­si­bil­i­ty, 142,4;
  • Pres­i­dent of the Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion: elect­ed accord­ing to its own statutes, 220,3; con­voked peri­od­i­cal­ly by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 220,3; com­mu­ni­cates with the fri­ars, 221;
  • Priest: dai­ly con­cel­e­bra­tion pre­ferred, 37,2;
  • Procu­ra­tor Gen­er­al: office, 186,1; duties, 205;
  • Pro­fes­sion, Reli­gious (*Pro­fes­sion, Solemn; *Pro­fes­sion, Tem­po­rary): def­i­n­i­tion, 4,1; oblig­es obser­vance of the Rule, Con­sti­tu­tions, Statutes, 7,6; of the vows, 9,1; and Bap­tism, 9,1; unit­ed to Christ and the Church, 9,2; prophet­ic aspect, 9,3; total­ly ded­i­cat­ed to God, 34,1; prophet­ic pres­ence, 34,2; and post-Bsap­tismal con­ver­sion, 49,1; and asceti­cism, 49,3; and the Church’es mis­sion, 88,2; its entire life mis­sion­ary, 88,2; con­tributes to the Church’s mis­sion, 89; mis­sion in itself, 120,1; and for­ma­tion, 138,1; pre­pared for in novi­tiate, 148; reen­try after­wards, 155; the for­mu­la, 156,2; in post­novi­tiate, 158;
  • Pro­fes­sion, Solemn (*Pro­fes­sion, Reli­gious): incor­po­ra­tion into the Order, 4,2; renounc­ing prop­er­ty, 15,2; oblig­es the Litur­gy of the Hours in pri­vate or the Office of Our Father’s, 39,1 (Alter­na­tive B); the con­clu­sion of ini­tial for­ma­tion for Fran­cis­can life, 128;2; pre­pared for in post­novi­tiate, 158; required matu­ri­ty, 161,1; prepa­ra­tion, 161,3; writ­ten request, 161,4; admis­sion, 162,1; received by the Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 162,2; antic­i­pat­ed, 162,2; reg­is­tered, 162,2; the change of reli­gious insti­tute, 163,1;
  • Pro­fes­sion, Tem­po­rary (*Pro­fes­sion, Reli­gious): the ced­ing of admin­is­tra­tion of goods, 15,1; oblig­es Morning/Evening Prayer of the Litur­gy of the Hours in pri­vate or the Office of Our Father’s, 39,1 (Alter­na­tive B); antic­i­pat­ed, 151,2; and dan­ger of death, 151,3; admis­sion, 153,1; writ­ten request, 153,3; for­ma­tion report, 154,1; pri­or scru­ti­ni­um, 154,2; riceived by the Min­is­ter or Cus­tos, 156,1; length, 157; bound to observe the Rule and Con­sti­tu­tions, 159; rights, 159; and the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 159; leav­ing the Order, 160,1; dis­missal from the Order, 160,2; its exten­sion, 161,2;
  • Prop­er­ty: renounced by the indi­vid­ual fri­ar, 14,2; every act renounced, 14,4; intel­lec­tu­al, 14,5; ced­ing admin­is­tra­tion before tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 15,1; ren­lounced pri­or to solemn pro­fes­sion, 15,2; pos­sessed by the Order, Provinces, Cus­todies, Fri­aries, 16,3;
  • Province: pos­sess­es prop­er­ty, 16,3; and sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,1; artic­u­lat­ed part of Order, 28,1; affil­i­a­tion, 28,1; formed from Fri­aries, 28,2 and 30,1; par­tic­u­lar ter­ri­to­ry, 28,2; sta­ble pres­ence in the ter­ri­to­ry of annother juris­dic­tion, 29,1; estab­lish­ing a Del­e­ga­tion, 30,2; gener­ic term juris­dic­tion, 30,3; formed into a Con­fer­ence or Fed­er­a­tion, 31,1; estab­lish­ment, divi­sion, union, fusion or sup­pres­sion, 32,1; cri­te­ria for estab­lish­ment, 32,2; cri­te­ria for sup­pres­sion, fusion, union, 32,3; juridic per­son, 82; legal rep­re­sen­ta­tive, 82; uni­fied admin­is­tra­tion, 83,1; entire admin­is­tra­tion to econom and exac­tor, 83,2; sta­ble pat­ri­mo­ny, 85,2; con­tributes to the Order, 85,4; con­crete sol­i­dar­i­ty con­tri­bu­tions to the Order, 85,4; parish­es entrust­ed, 118,4; mis­sion projects, 125,1; for­ma­tion com­mis­sion, 134,2; voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,4; spe­cif­ic for­ma­tion plan for old­er can­di­dates, 141; pos­si­bil­i­ty of a pre-pos­­tu­lan­­cy, 142,4; organ­ic pro­grams for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 175,1; prin­ci­pal athor­i­ty Provin­cial Chap­ter, 180,2;

R

  • Ratio for­ma­tio­n­is (Fran­cis­can Dis­ci­ple­ship): for the Order, 130,1; job descrip­tion, choice, and com­pe­ten­cies of for­ma­tors, 133; Gen­er­al Sec­re­tari­at for For­ma­tion, 134,3;
  • Ratio stu­dio­rum: study of the charism for stu­dents in insti­tutes out­side the Order, 128,6; high­er Fran­cis­can stud­ies, 168;
  • Real estate: its sale, exchange, or ten­an­cy, 81,3; non-nec­es­sary accu­mu­la­tion, 86,1;
  • Rela­tion­ships: seek­ing the pres­ence of God, 2; and chasti­ty, 25; a respect­ful stance, 26,1; safe and secure envi­ron­ments, 26,1; changed by con­tem­po­rary phe­nom­e­na, 55,1; between cul­tures, 55,2; mutu­al ones fos­ter fra­ter­nal life, for­ma­tion, and mis­sion, 56,1; with peo­ple from oth­er cul­tures, denom­i­na­tions, reli­gions, and non-believ­ers, 102,3; for­ma­tion as growth and purifi­ca­tion, 136,1; and sex­u­al-emo­­tion­al matu­ri­ty, 136,2; with fam­i­ly in minor sem­i­nary, 142,2;
  • Reli­gious Men and Women: part of the Fran­cis­can Fam­i­ly, III-i; affil­i­at­ed or aggre­gat­ed insti­tutes, 73,2;
  • Rental: of goods, 81,3;
  • Retreats: in com­mon each year for five full days, 45,1; Min­is­ters and Cus­todes may per­mit in anoth­er man­ner, 45,1; preached by the fri­ars, 101;
  • Review of life: in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3 and 64;
  • Rights: to par­tic­i­pate in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,4; active and pas­sive voice, 77,1; to leave the Order pri­or to dis­missal, 79,2; of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 159; Chap­ter, 225,1, 228,1 e 228,2; Provin­cial, 228,2; par­tic­u­lar to the Sacro Con­ven­to, 228,3; Provin­cial of those dwelling out­side the Province, 228,4;
  • Rule: writ­ten by Fran­cis, I-b; revealed by God to Fran­cis, I-d; con­firmed by the Pope, I-d; its mean­ing for Fran­cis, I-d; inter­pre­ta­tion, I-e and 6,1; inter­pret­ed in the Con­sti­tu­tions, 4,1; con­firmed by Hon­o­rius III and inter­pret­ed by the Roman Pon­tif­fs, 5,1; as a way of life, 5,1; obbliges in con­science, 5,1; foun­da­tion for life and leg­is­la­tion, 5,2; its study, 5,3; laws and decrees for observ­ing it, 6,4; found­ed on the Gospel, 43,2; pen­i­ten­tial sea­sons, 53,1; do not assign duties con­trary to it, 115,1; faith­ful­ness in duties, 116,1; in for­ma­tion, 138,5; in novi­tiate, 148; con­firmed and decreed by the Pope, VI-b;

S

  • Sab­bat­i­cal: and con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 179,2;
  • Sacra­ments: and chasti­ty, 25,2; for sick fri­ars, 61,1; and mis­sion­ary trans­for­ma­tion, 94; flow from the Eucharist, 97,2; and mis­sion, 97,2; for the sick, 98,2;
  • Sacra­ment of Pen­i­tence: and con­form­ing to Christ, 50,1; and mer­cy, 97,3; admin­is­tered by the fri­ars, 97,3; in for­ma­tion, 137,5;
  • Sacred Con­vent: descrip­tion, 62,1; spe­cial statute, 62,2; par­tic­u­lar provin­cial rights, 228,3;
  • Sacred Scrip­ture: and Fran­cis, II-h; the table of Word and Eucharist, 37,1; assid­u­ous hear­ing, read­ing, med­i­ta­tion and study, 43,1; igno­rance of it igno­rance of Christ, 43,1; use of ade­quate tools, 43,1; par­tic­u­lar­ly the Gospel, 43,2; oth­er cel­e­bra­tions of the Word, 43,3; com­mon shar­ing of the Word, 43,4; fra­ter­ni­ty nour­ished by the Word, 54,3; and preach­ing, 96,2; nour­ish­es fri­ars in for­ma­tion dai­ly, 137,2; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,3; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1;
  • St. Fran­cis of Assisi: true dis­ci­ple of Jesus Christ, I-a; began the fra­ter­ni­ty, I-a; liv­ing accord­ing to the form of the Holy Gospel, I-a, I-b, I-c;hearing the Gospel, I-b; writes the Rule, I-b; his prin­ci­pal Gospel val­ues, I-c; the mean­ing of the Rule, I-d; and the Church, I-e; the mean­ing of obe­di­ence, I-f; the mean­ing of pover­ty, I-g; the mean­ing of chasti­ty, I-h; found­ed the Order, 1,1; and Fri­ars Minor, 1,4; obe­di­ence to the Pope, 12,1; obe­di­ence to his suc­ces­sors, 12,2; hum­ble and poor, 14,6; and work, 17,1; the Order as wit­ness to Gospel pover­ty, 23; found­ed on union with God, II-a; rela­tion­ship with God the Father, II-b; con­stant prayer, II-c; and the Incar­na­tion of the Son of God, II-d; med­i­ta­tion on the pas­sion and death of Jesus, II-e; and the Eucharist, II-f; and the Holy Spir­it, II-g; and Sacred Scrip­ture, II-h; and the Litur­gy of the Hours, II-i; and the Blessed Vir­gin Mary, II-j and 46,1; and pen­i­tence, II-k: union with God the source of com­mu­nion, II-l; a man made prayer, 34,3; Gospel as foun­da­tion of the Rule, 43,2; his solem­ni­ty, 47,1; exam­ple of pen­i­tence, 49,2; mer­cy to lep­ers, 49,2; the vig­il of his feast a pen­i­ten­tial day, 53,1; fra­ter­ni­ty as an ele­ment of charism, III-a; a fra­ter­ni­ty of true broth­ers, III-b; and pow­er, III-c; and fra­ter­nal obe­di­ence, III-c; new form of fra­ter­nal obe­di­ence, III-d; fra­ter­ni­ty found­ed on the words of Jesus, III-e; con­crete traits of fra­ter­ni­ty, III-f and III-g; fra­ter­ni­ty extend­ed to all men and women, III-g and III-j; Chap­ters, III-h; father of the Fran­cis­can Fam­i­ly, III-i; fra­ter­ni­ty extend­ed to all of cre­ation, III-j; and the Gospel life, 54,3; his tomb, 62,1; those inter­est­ed in him, 75; and fri­ars in dif­fi­cul­ty, 76,1; recounts the mis­sion of Jesus, IV-a; received his mis­sion at San Dami­ano, IV-b; ser­vant of all, IV-b; sends the fri­ars two by two to evan­ge­lize, IV-c;communion and obe­di­ence in mis­sion, IV-d; and preach­ing, IV-e; and going through­out the world, IV-f; and mis­sion among non-Chris­­tians, IV-g; pro­claims the Gospel with his life, IV-h; and work, IV-i; humil­i­ty in mis­sion, IV-j; ecu­meni­cal spir­it, 104; sends his dis­ci­ples through­out the world, 119,1; formed the fri­ars, V-a; formed the fri­ars to live the Gospel, V-b; stages of for­ma­tion, V-c and V-f; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, V-g; his admo­ni­tion regard­ing for­ma­tion, V-i; in pos­tu­lan­cy, 143,1; in novi­tiate, 148; prayer to the Father, VI-a; fol­low­ing Jesus, VI-a; the Holy Spir­it Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-a; way of exer­cis­ing author­i­ty, VI-c; obe­di­ence of the fri­ars, VI-d; descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e; descrip­tion of the Gen­er­al Defin­i­to­ry, VI-f; descrip­tion of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, VI-g; ser­vice of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, VI-h; descrip­tion of the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, VI-i; descrip­tion of Provin­cial Chap­ter, VI-j;
  • St. Joseph: patron of the Order, 46,4;
  • St. Max­i­m­il­ian Kolbe: his her­itage, 46,3; the Mar­i­an tra­di­tion in for­ma­tion, 137,7;
  • Saints: their ven­er­a­tion, 47,2;
  • San Bonaven­­tu­ra-Ser­aph­icum: descrip­tion, 129,6; high­er Fran­cis­can studies,168;
  • Sanc­tions: canon­i­cal, 77,1; 77,2; 79,1;
  • Schools: in gen­er­al, 107,1; alum­ni asso­ci­a­tions, 107,2; those of the Order, 128,5; civ­il and eccle­si­as­ti­cal recog­ni­tion, 128,6;
  • Sec­u­lar Fran­cis­can Order: part of the Fran­cis­can Fam­i­ly, III-i; spir­i­tu­al assis­tance by the fri­ars, 74,1; estab­lish­ing local fra­ter­ni­ties, 74,2; the altius mod­era­men, 74,2; nam­ing spir­i­tu­al assis­tants, 74,3; its mis­sion, 103,2; Fran­cis­can Youth, 103,3; fos­ter­ing it in the local Church, 103,5; mis­sion aware­ness, 120,2; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Sec­re­tari­at, Gen­er­al for For­ma­tion: office, 134,3; and inter­cul­tur­al pro­grams for con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 175,2;
  • Sec­re­tari­at, Gen­er­al for Mis­sion Pro­mo­tion: office, 125,4 and 125,5;
  • Seg­re­tari­ats, Gen­er­al: duties, 206;
  • Sec­re­tary, Cus­to­di­al: office, 186,3;
  • Sec­re­tary, Gen­er­al: office, 186,1;
  • Sec­re­tary, Provin­cial: office, 186,2;
  • Self-Con­trol: and chasti­ty, 25,1;
  • Self-Emp­­ty­ing: sign of minori­tas, 1,4; and pover­ty, 14,6;
  • Ser­aph­icum-San Bonaven­tu­ra: 129,6; 168;
  • Ser­vice: to sick fri­ars as trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; rec­i­p­ro­cal as a sign of minori­tas, 1,4; to all of human­i­ty as sign of Con­ven­tu­al­ism, 1,5; the spir­it of Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 13,1; and chasti­ty, 25,2; fra­ter­nal, 54,4; domes­tic, 65,3; sign of minori­tas in mis­sion, 90,2; to those around the fri­ars, 93,4; in parish­es, 100,1; the goal of for­ma­tion, 126,2 and 127; for­ma­tion, 136,4; in novi­tiate, 148; and the author­i­ty of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, VI-c; the min­istry of Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, VI-h; of the author­i­ty of Chap­ters, Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, 179;
  • Silence: vol­un­tary, 52,1; in the Fri­ary, 66,2; in novi­tiate, 148;
  • Sim­plic­i­ty: in mis­sion as trait of fra­ter­ni­ty, 1,2; and pover­ty, 14,4; admin­is­ter­ing goods, 16,1; and mon­ey, 22; in rela­tion­ships, 90,2; and the pres­ence of the fri­ars, 119,3; Fran­cis formed the fri­ars, V-a; the goal of fri­ars in for­ma­tion, V-h; in for­ma­tion, 138,3; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e;
  • Social Secu­ri­ty: its pos­si­bil­i­ty, 17,2; seen to by the Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 17,3;
  • Sol­i­dar­i­ty: with the exclud­ed and those on the mar­gins, 1,4; prophet­ic aspect of reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,3; with the poor, 17,1; with the suf­fer­ings and dif­fi­cul­ties of the poor, 18,2; with­in the Order, 20,1; and the mobil­i­ty of fri­ars, 20,1; and for­ma­tion, 20,1; and implan­ta­tio Ordi­nis, 20,1; def­i­n­i­tion, 20,2; con­crete forms in Gen­er­al Statutes, 20,2; con­crete forms in Provin­cial and Cus­to­di­al Statutes, 20,3; in the agree­ment of sta­ble pres­ences of a juris­dic­tion in the ter­ri­to­ry of anoth­er, 29,2; coop­er­a­tion in Con­fer­ence and Fed­er­a­tion, 31,2; the action of the Trin­i­ty, 54,1; and admin­is­tra­tion, 80; con­tri­bu­tions of Fri­aries to the Province or Cus­tody, 85,2; and finan­cial plan­ning, 86,1; and jus­tice, 105,1; and mis­sion aware­ness, 120,1 and 120,2; eco­nom­ic with new pres­ences, 125,1; col­lab­o­ra­tive for new pres­ences, 125,2;
  • Spir­it of Assisi: 75; in post­novi­tiate, 164,2;
  • Spir­i­tu­al Direc­tion: and the life of pen­i­tence, 50,2; offered by the fri­ars, 101; in for­ma­tion, 137,5; in voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,3;
  • Statutes, Cus­to­di­al (*Statutes, Provin­cial and Cus­to­di­al): pos­si­ble for a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 7,2; approved by the Gen­er­al Chap­ter for a Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 217,2;
  • Statutes, Gen­er­al: laws and decrees for observ­ing the Rule and Con­sti­tu­tions, 6,4; by the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 7,1; their inter­pre­ta­tion by the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry up until the suc­ces­sive Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 7,3; oblige in con­science, 7,5; dis­pen­sa­tions from, 8; con­crete forms of sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,2; estab­lish­ment of a Provin­cial Del­e­ga­tion, 30,2; cri­te­ria of qual­i­ty for the estab­lish­ment of a Province or Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 32,2; cri­te­ria for estab­lish­ing a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 32,4; the sup­pres­sion of a Provin­cial Cus­tody, 32,5; oth­er suf­frages, 71,6; sale, lease, or rent of goods and prop­er­ty, 81,3; the sta­ble pat­ri­mo­ny and works of the Order, 85,4; con­tri­bu­tions from Provinces and Cus­todies, 85,4; con­crete con­tri­bu­tions in sol­i­dar­i­ty, 85,4; finan­cial plan­ning, 86,1; accep­tance of parish­es, 118,1; prepa­ra­tion for solemn pro­fes­sion, 161,3; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion in the first five years, 174,2; the author­i­ty of a Chap­ter of a Gen­er­al Cus­tody, 180,3; the author­i­ty of a Fri­ary Chap­ter, 180,4; canon­i­cal vis­i­ta­tion, 191,2; removal from office, 194,2; and the Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 196,1; the capit­u­lars at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,1; gen­er­al sec­re­tari­ats and duties, 206; Provin­cial Chap­ters, 207,1; capit­u­lars to ordi­nary Provin­cial Chap­ters, 208,2; capit­u­lars to extra­or­di­nary Provin­cial Chap­ters, 208,3; the elec­tion of the Min­is­ter Provin­cial, 209,1; the elec­tion of del­e­gates to Provin­cial Chap­ter, 209,3; excep­tions to the min­i­mum num­ber of fri­ars in a Fri­ary, 223; Fri­ary rights in hous­es of for­ma­tion, 225,1;
  • Statutes, Provin­cial (*Statutes, Provin­cial and Cus­to­di­al): by the Provin­cial Chap­ter, 7,1; inter­pre­ta­tion by Min­is­ter Provin­cial and his Defin­i­to­ry up until suc­ceed­ing Provin­cial Chap­ter, 7,3; declared to be in con­for­mi­ty with the Con­sti­tu­tions by inis­ter Gen­er­al and his Defin­i­to­ry, 7,4; oblige in con­science, 7,5; dis­pen­sa­tions, 8; estab­lish­ment of a Del­e­ga­tion, 30,2; accep­tance of a parish, 118,1; extra­or­di­nary parochial expen­di­tures, 118,8; long term parochial pas­toral plan­ning that involves the fri­ars, 118,9; begin­ning of novi­tiate, 150,1; author­i­ty of the Fri­ary Chap­ter, 180,4; elec­tion of the Min­is­ter Provin­cial, 209,1; method for elect­ing the Min­is­ter Provin­cial, 209,2; method for elect­ing del­e­gates to the Provin­cial Chap­ter, 209,3; size of the Defin­i­to­ry, 214; provin­cial com­mis­sions, 216; reg­u­late the Provin­cial Cus­tody, 218,1; reg­u­late the elec­tion of the Provin­cial Cus­tos and his Defin­i­to­ry, 218,2; may lim­it the author­i­ty of the Provin­cial Cus­tos, 219,3;
  • Statutes, Provin­cial and Cus­to­di­al (*Statu­ti cus­to­di­ali; *Statu­ti provin­ciali): civ­il doc­u­ment for renounc­ing prop­er­ty, 15,2; salaries of the fri­ars, 16,2; con­crete forms of sol­i­dar­i­ty, 20,3; the use of mon­ey, 22; the method­ol­o­gy of med­i­ta­tion, 44; peri­od­ic days of rec­ol­lec­tion, 45,2; the act of entrust­ing to the Immac­u­la­ta, 46,3; dif­fer­ent penances for the vig­ils of St. Fran­cis and the Immac­u­late Con­cep­tion, 53,1; the col­or of the reli­gious habit, 67,1; oth­er cloth­ing, 67,2; vaca­tions, 68,2; nec­es­sary assis­tance to fri­ars’ fam­i­lies, 69,2; par­tic­i­pat­ing in funer­als, 71,2; month­ly suf­frages, 71,4; oth­er suf­frages, 71,6; sale, rent, or lease of goods and prop­er­ty, 81,3; juridic per­sons, 82; civ­il and eccle­si­as­ti­cal recog­ni­tion, 82; reg­u­lar admin­is­tra­tion of Guardian, econom, and exac­tor, 85,1; sta­ble pat­ri­mo­ny, 85,2; con­tri­bu­tions from Fri­aries, 85,2; con­tri­bu­tions from Fri­aries in sol­i­dar­i­ty, 85,2; the com­pe­ten­cies of Guardians and pas­tors [parish priests], 118,6; admin­is­ter­ing parish goods, 118,6; accom­pa­ni­ment for ini­tial pro­fes­sion­al for­ma­tion, 128,4; nec­es­sary doc­u­men­ta­tion for admis­sion to pos­tu­lan­cy, 145; length of tem­po­rary pro­fes­sion, 157; prepa­ra­tion for solemn pro­fes­sion, 161,3; per­ma­nent dia­conate, 172,1; con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion in the first five years, 174,2; the pro­gram of con­tin­u­ing for­ma­tion, 175,4;
  • Study: as mis­sion, 106,1; pro­mot­ed by the Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 106,2;
  • Sub­mis­sion: to all as a sign of minori­tas, 1,4; and obe­di­ence, 10,1;
  • Suf­frages: month­ly, 71,4; year­ly, 71,5; oth­ers stip­u­lat­ed in Statutes, 71,6;

T

  • Tal­ents: and obe­di­ence, 13,2; in fra­ter­nal life, 54,4; and indi­vid­ual ini­tia­tives of fri­ars, 58,1; in assign­ing apos­tolic activ­i­ties, 92,1; dis­cern­ing for fri­ars’ mobil­i­ty, 92,2; stirred by the Holy Spir­it, 110,2; in assign­ing duties, 115,2;
  • Tombs: of the fri­ars, 71,3;
  • Trans­fil­i­a­tion: tem­po­rary or per­pet­u­al, 228,5;
  • Trans­paren­cy: inte­ri­or for chasti­ty, 25,1; sex­u­al-emo­­tion­al, 136,2;

V

  • Vaca­tions: grant­ed, 68,2;
  • Ver­i­fi­ca­tion: done in Fri­ary Chap­ter, 57,3; by canon­i­cal vis­i­ta­tion, 191,2;
  • Vic­ar, Cus­to­di­al: major supe­ri­or, 181,2; office, 186,3; col­lab­o­ra­tion, 192,3; may sub­sti­tute a Gen­er­al Cus­tos at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,2;
  • Vic­ar, Fri­ary: office, 186,4; elect­ed at Fri­ary Chap­ter, 188,2; require­ments, 188,2; col­lab­o­ra­tion, 192,3; con­vok­ing Fri­ary Chap­ter, 225,2;
  • Vic­ar Gen­er­al: major supe­ri­or, 181,2; office, 186,1; col­lab­o­ra­tion, 192,3; pre­sides at Gen­er­al Chap­ter in the absence of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 199; assumes vacant office of Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 203; con­vokes Gen­er­al Chap­ter for elec­tion in the vacan­cy of a Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, 203;
  • Vic­ar, Parochial: nom­i­na­tion, 118,4; col­lab­o­ra­tion with the pas­tor [parish priest], 118,5;
  • Vic­ar, Provin­cial: major supe­ri­or, 181,2; office, 186,2; col­lab­o­ra­tion, 192,3; may sub­sti­tute the Min­is­ter at Gen­er­al Chap­ter, 198,2; assumes vacant office of Min­is­ter Provin­cial, 215;
  • Vig­iliance: in reli­gious pro­fes­sion, 9,4; and chasti­ty, 25,3; in prayer, 34,3; regard­ing the qual­i­ty of the spir­i­tu­al life, 34,3;
  • Virtue: and pover­ty, I-g; the fruit of union with God, 35,2; preach­ing, IV-e and 96,3; for­ma­tion as growth in and purifi­ca­tion of rela­tion­ships, 136,1; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al, VI-e; Fran­cis’ descrip­tion of the Gen­er­al Defin­i­to­ry, VI-f;
  • Vis­i­ta­tion, canon­i­cal: oblig­a­tion, 191,2; goal, 191,3; ver­i­fi­ca­tion, 191,3;
  • Vis­i­ta­tion, fra­ter­nal: by Min­is­ters and Cus­todes, 191,1;
  • Vis­i­ta­tor, sta­ble: by excep­tion, 187,4;
  • Voca­tion: shared by all the fri­ars, 1,3;
  • Voca­tion pro­mo­tion: its impor­tance in new social and cul­tur­al pres­ences, 124,2; and prayer, V-d and 139,2; thanks­giv­ing for the gift of voca­tion, 139,1; and joy­ful wit­ness, 139,1; and accom­pa­ni­ment, 139,3; suit­able fri­ars, 139,4; col­lab­o­ra­tive, 139,5; among young peo­ple who attend our insti­tu­tions and church­es, 140;
  • Vows: oblige sub gravi, 9,5; prepa­ra­tion in novi­tiate, 148; in post­novi­tiate, 158;

W

  • Wel­come (Hos­pi­tal­i­ty): trait of the broth­er­hood, 1,2; to all, 66,4;
  • Wel­fare: its pos­si­bil­i­ty, 17,1;
  • Wit­ness: ide­al of the Order, 1,1; prophet­ic regard­ing a new world, 9,3; of com­plete ded­i­ca­tion to God, II-l; prophet­ic of the fra­ter­nal life, 54,2; to all peo­ples, 55,1; pluri­cul­tur­al at Assisi, 62,1; and the preach­ing of the ear­ly fri­ars, IV-c; of life, IV-h; of the charism in the Church, 89; in lifestyle, 89; prophet­ic regard­ing fra­ter­ni­ty and minori­tas in mis­sion, 90,1; its var­i­ous forms, 93,1; in var­i­ous cul­tures, 93,2; and mis­sion­ary trans­for­ma­tion, 94; in the fri­ars’ church­es, 95; in preach­ing, 96,2; in the parish, 100,1; and new evan­ge­liza­tion, 102,1; new forms of mis­sion and apos­tolic activ­i­ty that bet­ter demon­strate prophet­ic wit­ness of fra­ter­ni­ty, 111; fos­tered among the juris­dic­tions by the gov­ern­ment of the Order, 113,1; among peo­ple of dif­fer­ent cul­tures and social envi­ron­ments, 119,1; broth­ers among broth­ers, 119,3; for voca­tions, V-d; of for­ma­tors, 131,2; for­ma­tion as growth and purifi­ca­tion of rela­tion­ships, 136,1; of fra­ter­nal life in for­ma­tion, 138,2; and voca­tion pro­mo­tion, 139,1;
  • Work (*Mis­sion): oblig­a­tion of the fri­ars, 17,1; its tools, 17,1; as mis­sion, IV-i e 109; with­out extin­guish­ing the spir­it of prayer; 91; true con­tri­bu­tion to mis­sion, 109; faith­ful and devot­ed, 110,1; for­ma­tion for, 136,4; in novi­tiate, 148; pro­fes­sion­al and pas­toral for­ma­tion, 165;
  • Altius mod­era­men: a Latin juridi­cal expres­sion found in #303 of the Code of Canon Law: “Asso­ci­a­tions whose mem­bers share in the spir­it of some reli­gious insti­tute while in sec­u­lar life, lead an apos­tolic life, and strive for Chris­t­ian per­fec­tion under the high­er direc­tion of the same insti­tute are called third orders or some oth­er appro­pri­ate name”. In our par­tic­u­lar case, the Sec­u­lar Fran­cis­can Order is under the high­er spir­i­tu­al and pas­toral direc­tion of the Min­is­ters Gen­er­al of the First Order.
  • Ani­mazione: an Ital­ian term refer­ring to the whole of actions tak­en by Min­is­ters, Cus­todes, Guardians, and Sec­re­tari­ats which have as a goal the involve­ment of the fri­ars in the growth of their spir­i­tu­al, fra­ter­nal, and apos­tolic lives. Depend­ing upon con­text, this has been trans­lat­ed into Eng­lish as either “lead­er­ship”, “guid­ance”, or “fos­ter­ing”. 
  • Arti­co­lazione: a tech­ni­cal Ital­ian word refer­ring to the sub­di­vi­sion of some­thing into vary­ing parts which does not com­pro­mise its whole­ness. This has been ren­dered into Eng­lish as “com­po­si­tion”.
  • Chaste words: a metaphor used by St. Fran­cis to indi­cate respect­ful and ami­able speech.
  • Cir­co­scrizione: an Ital­ian term refer­ring to Provinces and Cus­todies (not Del­e­ga­tions) of the Order. This has been ren­dered into Eng­lish as “juris­dic­tion”.
  • Con­fer­ence: the assem­bly of Min­is­ters, Cus­todies Del­e­gates, and mis­sion heads, in which only Min­is­ters and Cus­todes pos­sess vot­ing rights.
  • Con­ven­tu­al­ism: With­out detract­ing from the under­stand­ing that fra­ter­ni­ty and minori­tas are the fun­da­men­tal Fran­cis­can val­ues, con­ven­tu­al­ism has his­tor­i­cal­ly under­stood these Fran­cis­can aspects in the light of the needs and chal­lenges of the times. It has reg­u­lar­ized prayer life, fra­ter­nal life, Fri­ary Chap­ter, com­mu­ni­ty dynam­ics, active par­tic­i­pa­tion and co-respon­si­ble shar­ing of respon­si­bil­i­ty, and for­ma­tion of the fri­ars. It involved the fri­ars in the cities in a spir­it of ser­vice which fos­tered jus­tice, peace, and rec­on­cil­i­a­tion. It accom­pa­nied emi­grants to dif­fer­ent con­ti­nents and defend­ed indige­nous pop­u­la­tions. It jouneyed with the Church and with peo­ple of the present moment, pro­mot­ing cul­ture and in dia­logue with oth­er cul­tures, etc.
  • Fed­er­a­tion: the assem­bly of Min­is­ters, Cus­todies Del­e­gates, and mis­sion heads, in which all pos­sess vot­ing rights.
  • Incul­tur­a­tion: the procla­ma­tion and inser­tion of the Gospel and of Chris­tian­i­ty in var­i­ous cul­tures.
  • Inter­cul­tur­al­i­ty: the rela­tion­ship, dia­logue, and inter­ac­tion between sub­jects or groups belong­ing to dif­fer­ing cul­tures.
  • High­er Instance: a Guardian’s high­er instance is his Cus­tos or Min­is­ter Provin­cial; a Provin­cial Cus­tos’ is his Min­is­ter Provin­cial; a Min­is­ter Provincial’s or Gen­er­al Cus­tos’ is the Min­is­ter Gen­er­al; the Min­is­ter General’s is the Holy See.
  • Local fra­ter­ni­ty: fri­ar de famil­ia in a Fri­ary.
  • Mis­sion:  not mere­ly tra­di­tion­al mis­sio ad gentes, but the wit­ness of a Gospel and Fran­cis­can life togeth­er with all pas­toral activ­i­ty and man­u­al labor done by indi­vid­ual fri­ars, by the Fri­ary, by the Cus­tody or Province, or by the Order.
  • Mis­sion­ary activ­i­ty: all pas­toral activ­i­ty and man­u­al work under­tak­en by the fri­ars; not to be under­stood in the tra­di­tion­al restrict­ed sense of mis­sio ad gentes.
  • Mul­ti­cul­tur­al­ism: the co-exis­tence togeth­er of dif­fer­ent cul­tures with­in the same socio-geo­graph­ic area.
  • Pluri­cul­tur­al­i­ty: the shared pres­ence and recog­ni­tion of dif­fer­ing cul­tures present in soci­ety, in the Church, in a giv­en geo­graph­i­cal area, in the Order, in a Province or Cus­tody, in a Fri­ary.
  • Pop­u­lar piety: all the devo­tions, reli­gious sym­bols, and spir­i­tu­al prac­tices by which Chris­tian­i­ty becomes incar­nate in var­i­ous cul­tures, which is lived and prac­ticed by the mass­es.
  • Spir­it of Assisi: the sym­bol­ic val­ue of Assisi as a ref­er­ence point for fri­ars and all oth­ers of good will for a spir­i­tu­al­i­ty which rids hearts of prej­u­dice, hatred, ani­mos­i­ty, jeal­ousy, and envy; tries to live in fra­ter­nal sol­i­dar­i­ty; seeks to be peace­mak­ers in thought and deed, in the mind and in the heart, while accept­ing human lim­its and rec­og­niz­ing that peace ia a gift of God; fos­ters ecu­meni­cal and inter-reli­gious dia­logue; prac­tices wel­come and col­lab­o­ra­tion; respects and safe­guards the integri­ty of cre­ation; works for jus­tice and human rights; etc.
  • Sub gravi: sins regard­ing the vows are con­sid­ered grave if they con­tain the three clas­si­cal con­di­tions of seri­ous mat­ter, full knowl­edge, and delib­er­ate con­sent of the will. 

Franciscan Sources

  • 1CThe Life of St. Fran­cis by Thomas of Celano
  • 2CThe Remem­brance of the Desire of a Soul by Thomas of Celano
  • 2LtF—The Sec­ond Let­ter to the Faith­ful by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • Adm—The Admo­ni­tions of St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • CtC—The Can­ti­cle of the Crea­tures by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • ERThe Ear­ly Rule (Rego­la non-Bol­la­­ta of 1221)
  • FAED—Fran­cis of Assisi: Ear­ly Doc­u­ments. 3 vol­umes. New York: New City Press, 1999–2001.
  • LFl—The Lit­tle Flow­ers of St. Fran­cis
  • LMj—The Major Leg­end by St. Bonaven­ture of Bag­noreg­gio
  • LRThe Lat­er Rule (Rego­la Bol­la­ta of 1223)
  • LtAnt—Let­ter to Broth­er Antho­ny of Pad­ua by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • LtMin—A Let­ter to a Min­is­ter by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • LtOrd—A Let­ter to the Entire Order by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • LW—The Last Wish to the Poor Ladies by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • OfP—The Office of the Pas­sion by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • PrsG—The Prais­es of God by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • PrsH—The Prais­es to be Said at all the Hours by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • RsC—The Rule of St. Clare
  • Sal­B­VM—A Salu­ta­tion of the Blessed Vir­gin Mary by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • SalV—A Salu­ta­tion of Virtues by St. Fran­cis of Assisi
  • Test—The Tes­ta­ment of St. Fran­cis of Assisi

Ecclesial Documents

  • CCEOCodex Canon­um Eccle­siarum Ori­en­tal­i­um (1990)
  • CICCodex Iuris Canon­i­cis (1983)
  • CVCar­i­tas in Ver­i­tate, Encycli­cal Let­ter of Pope Bene­dict XVI
  • DVDei Ver­bum, Dog­mat­ic Con­sti­tu­tion of the II Vat­i­can Coun­cil
  • EGEvan­gelii Gaudi­um, Apos­tolic Exhor­ta­tion of Pope Fran­cis
  • ENEvan­gelii Nun­tian­di, Apos­tolic Exhor­ta­tion of Pope Bl. Paul VI
  • LGLumen Gen­tium, Dog­mat­ic Con­sti­tu­tion of the II Vat­i­can Coun­cil
  • NAe—Nos­tra Aetate, Dec­la­ra­tion of the II Vat­i­can Coun­cil
  • NMINovo Mil­len­nio Ine­unte, Apos­tolic Let­ter of Pope St. John Paul II
  • OTOptatam Totius, Decree of II Vat­i­can Coun­cil
  • RMRedemp­toris Mis­sio, Encycli­cal Let­ter of Pope St. John Paul II
  • PCPer­fec­tae Car­i­tatis, Decree of II Vat­i­can Coun­cil
  • SCSacro­sanc­tum Con­ci­uli­um, Con­sti­tu­tion of the II Vat­i­can Coun­cil
  • VCVita Con­sacra­ta, Apos­tolic Exhor­ta­tion of Pope St. John Paul II
  • VDVer­bum Domi­ni, Apos­tolic Exhor­ta­tion of Pope Bene­dict XVI
  • There are 346 quotes in the draft of the revised Con­sti­tu­tions!
  • 145 of them come from the writ­ings of St. Fran­cis and eigh­teen come from oth­er writ­ings in Fran­cis­can Sources.
  • Chap­ter I ℗, Chap­ter II (Spir­i­tu­al life), and Chap­ter III (Fra­ter­nal life), con­tain impor­tant influ­en­tial quotes tak­en from Fran­cis­can Sources.
  • 113 come from canon law.
  • Chap­ter V (For­ma­tion) and Chap­ter VI (Gov­ern­ment) con­tain impor­tant influ­en­tial quotes tak­en from Canon Law.
  • Thir­ty-three of them come from the Papal Mag­is­teri­um; four­teen come from the doc­u­ments of the Sec­ond Vat­i­can Coun­cil, twelve come from Holy Scrip­ture, nine come from doc­u­ments of the Vat­i­can dicas­t­er­ies, and two come from doc­u­ments of the Order.
  • Chap­ter IV (Mis­sion) con­tains influ­en­tial quotes tak­en from the­o­log­i­cal writ­ings.