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2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

FRAN 402 - The Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order: Origins, Development, Interpretation

1 IU

by Edward Zablocki, OFS

This course discusses the history and development of the Rules of the Secular Franciscan Order, from the Primitive Rule (Francis’ Earlier Exhortation) to the present 1973 Secular Franciscan Rule. Special consideration is given to the meaning of the Primitive Rule’s call to “do penance” and how that call to a life of “continuous conversation” can be understood and applied today.