Fred began writing Spiritual Reflections 25+ years ago, when he joined a religious order of monks which is no longer in existence. Fred was with that order for almost five years. He has been, and continues to be a professed member of the Secular Franciscan Order. "bro. Fred's Reflections" really began at the behest of his superior, as a monk, and the first 83 reflections were written there (1998-2002). Hundreds were added in the years following.

Please use the index in the left-most column, to find other reflections.

Fred's "For Up to Now" Reflections
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A Gift of a New Life
A Biography
by Fred Schaeffer, OFS 2019

Secular Franciscan Order
Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

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