Franciscan rights to clericial ministry

April 22nd, 2010 @ 02:12 |

FRANCISCAN RIGHTS TO CLERICAL MINISTRY
ACCORDING TO SAINT BONAVENTURE

Noel Muscat OFM

Franciscan history in its early stages shows how the Order of Friars Minor evolved, with striking rapidity, from a predominantly lay penitential movement of brothers to a well organized Order made up, for the most part, of clerics.

Franciscan rights to clerical ministry (pdf)