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Consilium Internationale Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis

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Letter of Peace and Solidarity to OFS in Ukraine

Dear brothers and sisters, yesterday we published a letter from our General Minister by which he calls us to pray for peace on Ash Wednesday. This other letter that we are publishing here is a message of solidarity with brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Let us keep them in our prayers in this difficult time! ...

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SECULAR FRANCISCAN LEADERSHIP FRATELLI TUTTI: SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP AS A WAY OF EVANGELIZATION FOR THE OFS Fr. Pedro Zitha, OFM Introduction We are living in a period in which individualism has become the “modus vivendi” and, consequently, the value of safeguarding the brother no longer makes sense. The other or the others no longer count anything; … Koinonia_2021_4 Read More » ...

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Vox Franciscana magazine covers General Chapter

The spirit of the General Chapter is the theme for the winter issue of Vox Franciscana. The magazine provides extensive coverage, including the historic visit with Pope Francis.   ...

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‘Well4Africa’ Annual Report

“Well4Africa” news and annual report 2021. ...

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Mutemwa water project in Zimbabwe

Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre is situated in Mashonaland, in the eastern province of Zimbabwe. The Centre is supported by the John Bradburne Memorial Society (JBMS), founded in memory of the OFS brother from the United Kingdom. The beatification cause of John Bradburne, who lived in Mutemwa for the last 10 years of his life taking … Mutemwa water project in Zimbabwe Read More » ...

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The Secular Franciscan Order sets priorities for the next six years

Rome, November 30, 2021 | Press Announcement The General Chapter of the Secular Franciscan Order concluded its work on Sunday, Nov. 21, with delegates approving priority actions for the next six years as well as giving a mandate to their international leaders to complete the work of establishing permanent offices for formation, finance, communications and … The Secular Franciscan Order sets priorities for the next six years Read More » ...

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Franciscan Centenary Will Be Celebrated Through a Series of Anniversaries


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Chapter approves budget for the next three years

Rome, November 19, 2021 | Press Announcement In order to carry on the work of the Order and the projects of the International Council of the OFS, the Chapter approved an annual budget that will increase in the next three years from 231,000 to 244,00 euros. This is the amount established and approved by the … Chapter approves budget for the next three years Read More » ...

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