Developing Community Life
This Module aims to provide a practical course
on the development of community life in our friaries and conventsby drawing
from the spirit and charism of Saint Francis and the Franciscan movement and
by the sharing of personal experiences and challenges in community life. Each session will be devoted to one particular
aspect of community life, with input followed by opportunity for sharing of
personal experience in each of the following areas: Praying the Divine Office, Food, Alcohol, Recreation, Friendship, Close relationships within community, Favouritism, Opportunities to share and the breaking of trust, Finance, Small communities, Large communities, Late vocations, Pets, Conflict resolution, Tension between clerical and lay brothers, Conservative v. liberal, Multicultural issues, Dealing with departures, Movements after Chapter.