Newly published: De liefde achterna

Francis of Assisi has inspired millions over the centuries. With the coming of pope Francis attention for this 13th century friar minor has grown even more.

The rules of life of Francis are about ‘ordinary’ life and are focused on peace among people and between people and God.
Themes are: act and (mainly) don’t act, humility and brotherhood, imitation and non-exclusiveness.

Willem Marie Speelman wrote explanatory notes that open the content for our times.

More information: https://www.boekencentrum.nl/de-liefde-achterna

 

Newly published: Spirituele ethiek


Spiritual ethics (Spirituele ethiek) is the concern for the common good, considered as a system of relations between God, man and society. The phenomenon is explored from different angles, to come to a better understanding how ethics -as end and means- is manifested in its spiritual guise. Also, Spiritual ethics offers franciscan perspectives to show us by means of leading ideas of ‘good life’ and ‘good coexistence’ the spiritual forms of ‘being good’ and ‘doing good’.

An experimental book; a blueprint for spiritual thinking about the moral possibilities of man.

More information: https://www.damon.nl/book/spirituele-ethiek.

 

Newly published: Armut als Problem und Armut als Weg

Newly published:

Armut als Problem und Armut als Weg
Poverty as Problem and Poverty as Path

Read the pdf (Armut) for more information and how to order.

“Armut war und ist ein Problem, das jede Zeit, jede Gesellschaft und jede Religion neu herausfordert. Gegenwärtig erfahren wir Armut als ein globales und komplexes Problem, da immer mehr Menschen von un- freiwilliger Armut betroffen sind. Dagegen steht das fran- ziskanische Ideal der freiwilligen radikalen Armut. Die zweiteilige internationale Tagung in Münster und Utrecht thematisierte und problematisierte zum einen die sozio- ökonomischen Ursachen und Folgen der unfreiwilligen Armut. Zum anderen fragte sie nach konkreten franziska- nischen Beiträgen zur Armut als einem alternativen und zukunftsweisenden Weg.

Poverty is a problem that challenges every period, every society, and every religion. Nowadays, we regard poverty as a global and complex problem as more and more people are affected by involuntary poverty. In contrast
to this the Franciscan way of life chooses a voluntary radical poverty. The two-part international conference in Münster and Utrecht picked out the socio-economic causes and consequences of involuntary poverty, and provided concrete Franciscan contributions to poverty as an alternative and forward-looking path.”

Presentation “De liefde achterna”

The RULe of Francis: de liefde achterna

Presentation on the occasion of the newly published book of Willem Marie Speelman with inspiring comments on the rule of Francis of Assisi.
Francis of Assisi has inspired millions over the centuries. With the coming of pope Francis attention  for this thirteenth-century friar minor has grown even more.

This certainly holds true for Francis as an advocate of care for our natural and social environment. What about his rule for his follwers? Does modern, self-aware man take notice of a rule of life?

At the symposium we first explore the sense and meaning of a rule of life. Next, we focus on Fransis’ vision and aspiration. The rules of life of Francis concern ‘ordinary’ life and are focused on peace among people and between people and God.

Themes are: acting and passivity, humility and brotherhood, imitation and non-exclusiveness.

Program

14.00 Welcome
14.15 Theo van Adrichem What’s it like to live following a rule?
14.45 Roshnee van Ossewaarde-Lowtoo What does it mean: choosing for yourself?
15.15 Intermission
15.30 Willem Marie Speelman Why is this rule different from other rules?
16.00 Presentation of De liefde achterna. Next: drinks.

About the book

De liefde achterna. Leefregels van Franciscus bezorgd door Willem Marie Speelman (Meinema, Zoetermeer, 2018) contains the full text of the major rules of life of Francis. Willem Marie Speelman wrote explanatory notes that open the content for our times; thus unlocking a spiritual source still fresh after 800 years.

About the speakers

Drs. Theo van Adrichem OFM is vice-provincial of the Franciscans in the Netherlands.
Dr. Roshnee van Ossewaarde-Lowtoo is postdoc-researcher of the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology.
Dr. Willem Marie Speelman OFS is director of the Franciscaans Studiecentrum.

Practical info

Date: march 16 2018, 14.00 – 17.00
Location: Zaal 006 (Adrianuszaal) Tilburg School of Catholic Theology, Nieuwegracht 65 3512 BH Utrecht
Costs: € 25 (including the book)
Information: via luce-crc@tilburguniversity.edu
Sign up: via deze pagina.

Contact

postal address: Postbus 80101, 3508 TC Utrecht
address: Nieuwegracht 61, 3512 LG Utrecht
Telephone: (013) 466 38 00
E-mail: luce-crc@tilburguniversity.edu

De liefde achterna

‘De liefde achterna. Leefregels van Franciscus.’ is released at the end of January.

Presented by Willem Marie Speelman.

Francis of Assisi has inspired millions over the centuries. With the coming of pope Francis attention  for this 13th century friar minor has grown even more.
The rules of life of Francis are about ‘ordinary’ life and are focused on peace among people and between people and God. Themes are: act and (mainly) don’t act, humility and brotherhood, imitation and non-exclusiveness.
This book contains the full text of the major rules of life of Francis. Willem Marie Speelman wrote explanatory notes that open the content for our times. He also wrote an important introduction on the rules of life.
A spiritual source still fresh after 800 years.

Willem Marie Speelman is academic staff member of the Franciscan Study Centre at the Tilburg School of Catholic Theology.

€16,99

Om de hele wereld

The last copies of  “Om de hele wereld, Inleiding in de franciscaanse spiritualiteit”

are now for sale:  10 euro, shipping included.

To get your copy send email to: info@franciscaans-studiecentrum.nl

 

The Franciscan Study Centre

The Franciscan Study Center (Het Franciscaans Studiecentrum, FSC) is a scientific institute connected to the School of Catholic Theology (TST) of Tilburg University. The FSC offers publications, classes, courses and seminars about franciscan spirituality and history. As a scientific expertise and advisory centre it focuses on current social and spiritual issues, and serves various social, religious and commercial institutions.

In the near future, the FSC will concern itself with the Franciscan meaning and application of the themes poverty, sustainabilityleadership and care.