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Franciscan Centenary Will Be Celebrated Through a Series of Anniversaries

A MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTERS GENERAL OF THE FRANCISCAN FAMILY   ...

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Pan African Congress

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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Chapter approves new CIOFS International Statutes ‘ad experimentum’

Rome, November 18, 2021 | Press Announcement The plenary assembly of the OFS General Chapter on Nov. 18 approved the modification of the International Fraternity Statutes ‘ad experimentum’. This means that during the next three years, its practical application will be evaluated before making a final decision at the next General Chapter. Although the modification … Chapter approves new CIOFS International Statutes ‘ad experimentum’ Read More » ...

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Capitulars re-elect minister general, elect new vice minister general and area councilors

Tibor Kauser, OFS, of Hungary has been re-elected minister general of the Secular Franciscan Order. He now begins his second six-year term. Mary Stronach, OFS, of the United States of America is the new vice minister general. Mary is a former USA international councilor who has been serving with the Order’s Presidency as an interpreter … Capitulars re-elect minister general, elect new vice minister general and area councilors Read More » ...

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Br. Michael Perry, OFM

CIOFS Presidency ends its service with mutual appreciation

Rome, November 16, 2021 | press announcement The CIOFS Presidency ended its service at the final afternoon session on Tuesday, November 16, before a plenary assembly of the General Chapter, after concluding its six-year term (2014-2020), one year later than expected because of the covid-19 pandemic. “We leave our mandate in your hands,” concluded Tibor … CIOFS Presidency ends its service with mutual appreciation Read More » ...

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Pope Francis tells OFS: ‘may you be men and women of hope’

“Let the Gospel, that is, Jesus Himself, shape your life,” Pope Francis told General Chapter participants in a private audience at the Vatican on Nov. 15. ” In this way you will take on poverty, minority and simplicity as your distinguishing marks before all.” “With this Franciscan and secular identity of yours,” he said, “you … Pope Francis tells OFS: ‘may you be men and women of hope’ Read More » ...

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The XVI General Chapter of the OFS Begins!

A total of 57 capitulars (delegates) started the work of the XVI General Chapter of the OFS, which began Saturday afternoon with the Opening Mass presided over by the TOR General Minister, Fr. Amando Trujillo. The Chapter, which also involves about 40 observers and about 20 fraternal volunteers, will end the six-year term (2014-2020), extended … The XVI General Chapter of the OFS Begins! Read More » ...

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Kanafa

Well4Africa invites you to become a donor of Kanafa water project in Ethiopia

by Virginija Mickute, OFS The main goal of Kanafa water project is to provide access to safe potable water for daily consumption (drinking, cooking, hand and body washing, laundry) and improve sanitation and health for 1,000 people (200 households), particularly for children under five, who are extremely vulnerable to diseases (diarrhoea, typhoid, intestinal parasites, etc.) … Well4Africa invites you to become a donor of Kanafa water project in Ethiopia Read More » ...

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Afua

Help Well4Africa implement water projects like Afua

by Virginija Mickute, OFS Afua is a village in the North-West region of Cameroon. The village belongs to the Fuli-Kom parish which is part of the Bamenda Diocese. There is a local OFS fraternity of St. Clare and a few YouFra members in Afua. The population of 25,000 people consists of Christians and Muslims. Afua is … Help Well4Africa implement water projects like Afua Read More » ...

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National "Casa" of Puerto Rico's National Fraternity

Latest Issue of Magazine Ready to View & Download

The summer/autumn issue of Vox Franciscana is now available for viewing and download. It features, among other things: the OFS in Puerto Rico celebrated the repair of their hurricane-ruined national “casa” (photo a above); the Orders celebrated “Memoriale Propositi”; Secular Franciscans operate the Teaching Garden in Sicily; A Secular Franciscan received the Volunteer’s Oscar in … Latest Issue of Magazine Ready to View & Download Read More » ...

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The Family And Caring For Our Common Home

The Family Commission wishes to propose the following theme for the fraternities, keeping in mind the great challenges that we are facing today. THE FAMILY AND CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME PDF of this reflection Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis Consilium Internationale FAMILY COMMISSION Silvia Diana OFS Translation: Mary Stronach, OFS   The Family Commission wishes to … The Family And Caring For Our Common Home Read More » ...

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SECULAR FRANCISCAN LEADERSHIP 800 years of Memoriale propositi: the relevance for OFS Fr. Alfred Parambakathu, OFMConv. Introduction It is merely common sense to see that any legal document, written some eight hundred years ago, taken solely in its literal sense, cannot guide the life of a group of people in present day, unless that group … Koinonia_2021_3 Read More » ...

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Theme 6: Peace – Commemorating the 800th Anniversary of ‘Memoriale Propositi’

A series of brief videos, commemorating the 800th anniversary of Memoriale Propositi, the Secular Franciscan inspirational document. Each video highlights a similarity between the 1221 document and the current Rule. ...

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Course on Laudato Si on Franciscan JPIC Website

Inter-Franciscan Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (informally known as Romans VI) has turned a webinar on “Laudato Si” into an online self-study course. The “Laudato Si” Action Platform course incorporates video, PowerPoints and text from the webinar’s morning and afternoon presentations. The morning presentations are posted, with the afternoon session expected … Course on Laudato Si on Franciscan JPIC Website Read More » ...

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3rd Reflection: How to live the values of the Memoriale Propositi in today’s context

How to live the values of the Memoriale Propositi in today’s context by Attilio Galimberti Memoriale Propositi page ...

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