HISTORY OF THE SECULAR
IN THE UNITED STATES - VOLUME 1
1917 - 1942
By William Wicks, S.F.O.
"The effort mounted by
former national minister Bill Wicks, SFO is monumental because,
first of all, it places the present identity and mission of the
SFO in the context of its history; secondly, it shows the future
direction of gospel living by examining the past; and thirdly,
it threads together into a unified tapestry the SFO/TOSF's
movements, happenings, and objectives crossways among all the
familes and forward through the span of time.
As one who has been keenly involed in assisting the Secular
Franciscan Order for over 32 years on the local, provincial,
regional, national, and international levels, I so look forward
to this history and cry out with jubilation: FINALLY! "
From the foreword of the
the book by Fr. Benet A. Fonck, O.F.M.
(Published by NAFRA. Paperback cover, 437 pages. Price 15.00)
"I've finished reading the
first 75 pages, and I find the History of the Secular
Franciscan Order, fascinating and informative. We owe Bill
Wicks a debt of gratitude for this great work."
Fred Schaeffer, SFO, Regional Webmaster