“Let us begin to do good, for as yet we have done little.” -St. Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi desired to live the Gospels – he did not set out to create a movement. He chose a radical way of living by seeing God in all creation.  

The Wheaton Franciscans are committed to sharing the Franciscan story and spirit with all. The Exploring the Franciscan Way of Life program is cohort program that explores how each of us is called to live a values-based life in our world today.  

Exploring the Franciscan Way of Life is open to people of all, or no, faith tradition who want to learn more about Franciscan spirituality and how to integrate the Good News of God’s love into daily life. It is designed for individuals with no experience in Franciscan spirituality, as well as those with more knowledge seeking to bond with others to deepen one another’s experience. The program is formatted to take place in monthly sessions of approximately two hours each, plus two Saturday providing an opportunity for deeper reflection. Community building is an important component of the program. Commitment in participation in the scheduled sessions contributes to building a safe and caring community.  Each session provides readings to prepare for the session which includes prayer, input, reflection, and discussion.  

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