National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order - USA
The Work Commission of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States of America has as its mission to remind the sisters and brothers of their commitment to enflesh their lives of prayer by bringing to the workplace an experience of participation in the work of God the Creator, God the Redeemer, and God the Inspirator. In their manner of working and in their hopes and aspirations for material success, Secular Franciscans should mirror the work of the Holy Trinity in the garden of this world, the laboratory of life and the classroom of human endeavor as mandated in their Rule:
Goal 2: Share information about programs developed at various levels of fraternity life to promote a Christian attitude towards work that brings the Gospel to life.
Goal 3: Identify resource people whether they be other seculars, friars, religious men and women, and those not formally part of the Franciscan family who can make a positive contribution to accomplishing these goals.
Goal 4: Compile and update a list of resource materials useful in accomplishing these goals.
Goal 5: Disseminate information about programs and projects developed within or outside the Franciscan family that stimulate, question, and propose opportunities to present a response to local, national, and international needs.
Goal 6: Provide information and advise and analyze initiatives appropriate for consideration by the National Executive Council and Directive Board on ways to address work-related issues.
Goal 7: Develop and maintain correspondence with the provincial ministers, spiritual assistants and work commissioners for the further use and dissemination of this information.