What is Spiritual Assistance:
A Spiritual Assistant is a person who guides a fraternity in ways of the church and of Franciscan Spirituality. Spiritual Assistance is provided by a friar from one of the four orders: Order Friars Minor (OFM), Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv.), Order Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap.), or Third Order Regular (TOR). Currently the needs for Spiritual Assistants exceed the supply of friars, so more Secular Franciscan members are receiving training to become a Spiritual Assistant to other fraternities.
Resources for Spiritual Assistance:
- Center for Action and Contemplation (Rohr Institute, Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM)
- Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction
- Discerning Hearts
- Spiritual Direction Institute (Charlottesville, Virginia)
Spiritual Assistance for our Region is in collaboration with our Capuchin Brothers and Priests, and Brother Michael Meza, OFM Cap., is our Regional Spiritual Assistant