The following are some reading recommendations to deepen your understanding of the Franciscan life.
To Live As Francis Lived: A Guide for Secular Franciscans – Foley, Weigel, Normile
Francis: The Journey and the Dream – Murray Bodo, OFM
Deus Caritas Est – Encyclical Letter, Benedict XVI
Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) Apostolic Exhortation, Pope Francis
Laudato Si’ Encyclical Letter, Pope Francis
Franciscan Prayer – Ilia Delio, OSF
New American Bible – Revised Edition (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)