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THE BEATIFICATION OF DR. JOSÉ GREGORIO HERNÁNDEZ, member of the OFS Venezuela

THE BEATIFICATION OF DR. JOSÉ GREGORIO HERNÁNDEZ, member of the OFS Venezuela

The beatification of Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, a Venezuelan physician (1864-1919) and member of the Secular Franciscan Order since 1899, will be celebrated on April 30, 2021. José Gregorio Hernandez is widely known, respected and venerated in many countries. A witness of holiness in his layman condition. He was a man full of virtues with … THE BEATIFICATION OF DR. JOSÉ GREGORIO HERNÁNDEZ, member of the OFS Venezuela Read More » ...
2021 Annual theme Family Commission

2021 Annual theme Family Commission

The sixth installment of material, from the family commission, to all the fraternities so that our local fraternities may reflect on the family as we were invited to do during the 2014 General Chapter.   PDF   To all OFS and Franciscan Youth International Councilors To all OFS National Councils To all Franciscan Youth National … 2021 Annual theme Family Commission Read More » ...
Circular Letter: Reflections on Memoriale Propositi Are Becoming Available

Circular Letter: Reflections on Memoriale Propositi Are Becoming Available

EN Memoriale propositi – Letter formation material_February 2021 (PDF) See the Memoriale Propositi page for Tibor’s video message and the first reflection. ...
Celebrating 800 Years of ‘Memoriale Propositi’

Celebrating 800 Years of ‘Memoriale Propositi’

EN Celebration 800 years Memoriale Propositi – circular letter (PDF) ...
“Well4Africa” fundraising campaign in Canada

“Well4Africa” fundraising campaign in Canada

The social initiative “Well4Africa” is blessed to share a message which we believe will be a great testimony of the Franciscan spirit to the whole Order. In the beginning of 2020, the National JPIC Team of the Secular Franciscan Order in Canada decided to help our brothers and sisters in Africa by joining the CIOFS … “Well4Africa” fundraising campaign in Canada Read More » ...
Revised translations of official documents

Revised translations of official documents

From Minister General’s Letter: The Rule, the General Constitutions and the Ritual are the official and vital documents of our Secular Franciscan Order. They are not simple readings or juridical regulations but guiding principles for us to live our vocation. So, there is a good reason to love, study and live these documents and consequently, … Revised translations of official documents Read More » ...
Koinonia 2020_4

Koinonia 2020_4

Let us begin our discussion on Franciscan economy by looking at some details of the allegorical  painting on Poverty in the Lower Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi. The painting is attributed to Giotto  or better known as the School of Giotto and is dated around 1334. K O I N Ō N I A … Koinonia 2020_4 Read More » ...
A reflection on family and the pandemic

A reflection on family and the pandemic

The Family Commission offers a reflection for fraternities to discuss: Family and pandemic, challenges in the face of this new reality. ...
Monthly prayer intentions for OFS-YouFra 2021

Monthly prayer intentions for OFS-YouFra 2021

To underline the communion with the Pope, we offer the intention of the Holy Father for the month and an intention for OFS according to the life and important events of the Order. Local Fraternities pray for both. DOC 2021 January For the Evangelization – Human fraternity: May the Lord give us the grace to … Monthly prayer intentions for OFS-YouFra 2021 Read More » ...
Well4Africa News and Annual Report 2020

Well4Africa News and Annual Report 2020

6 Water Projects Completed, 2 More Under Way Social initiative “Well4Africa” was born as a particular fruit of the 3rd European OFS and YouFra Congress, which took place in Lithuania in 2018. Since the theme of this Congress was “Whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within him” (Jn 7:38), the … Well4Africa News and Annual Report 2020 Read More » ...
‘Hope is bold!’ Christmas Letter from the Franciscan Ministers General

‘Hope is bold!’ Christmas Letter from the Franciscan Ministers General

As a result of a close fraternal collaboration and a living experience of belonging to the same Franciscan Family, the Franciscan Minister Generals send this Christmas letter to every member of the worldwide Franciscan Family. Secular and religious sisters and brothers from the whole Franciscan Family worked on it and now we can give it … ‘Hope is bold!’ Christmas Letter from the Franciscan Ministers General Read More » ...
‘Well4Africa’ receives official letter from Cardinal Peter Turkson

‘Well4Africa’ receives official letter from Cardinal Peter Turkson

After having read the document Aqua fons vitae: Orientations on water, symbol of the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth released in 2020 by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in May we wrote to the Cardinal Peter K. A. Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery, asking for his blessing and … ‘Well4Africa’ receives official letter from Cardinal Peter Turkson Read More » ...
Vatican Book Provides Practical Examples for Implementing ‘Laudato Si’

Vatican Book Provides Practical Examples for Implementing ‘Laudato Si’

The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of Laudato Si, has released a book that presents practical examples aimed at implementing the encyclical. Titled “Journeying Towards Care for Our Common Home,” the book contains a series of short chapters. ...
Franciscan Crown Rosary

Franciscan Crown Rosary

History and How to Pray EN Franciscan Crown – how to pray ...