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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 ...
World Day of Prayer on Nov. 29 for Secular Franciscan Order and Franciscan Youth

World Day of Prayer on Nov. 29 for Secular Franciscan Order and Franciscan Youth

With the continuing impact of the pandemic, Minister General Tibor Kauser calls for a worldwide day of prayer for the Secular Franciscan Order and Franciscan Youth on Nov. 29, 2020. (Pray the Franciscan Crown Rosary.) Read his circular letter: EN Worldwide day of prayer Nov 29, 2020 – letter EN Franciscan Crown – how to … World Day of Prayer on Nov. 29 for Secular Franciscan Order and Franciscan Youth Read More » ...
Koinonia 2020_3

Koinonia 2020_3

This third issue of Koinonia reflects on the relationship we have with our environment. It follows the 2020 theme on great changes. Because of the times in which we live, this relationship has become a great challenge for all of humanity.   K O I N Ō N I A  _ …together on the journey … Koinonia 2020_3 Read More » ...
The latest issue of Vox Franciscana is available

The latest issue of Vox Franciscana is available

The summer-fall issue of Vox Franciscana is available. This issue of the international publication features: Piandarca: where Francis preached to birds. pandemic doesn’t stop Presidency business. the OFS at the Vatican. JPIC in Madagascar. the Tau – history and meaning. OFS action around the globe. ...
Young people in our fraternities: realities, protagonism and assistance

Young people in our fraternities: realities, protagonism and assistance

As a family commission we want to offer special attention to the young people who enter our Order, many of our families share the Franciscan path between fathers, mothers and children, nephews / nieces, grandchildren, so we want to dedicate this work proposal to them for to better accompany this journey of youth vocation in … Young people in our fraternities: realities, protagonism and assistance Read More » ...
OFS Minister General Joins Pope for Signing of Encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti”

OFS Minister General Joins Pope for Signing of Encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti”

On the anniversary of St Francis of Assisi’s death, Pope Francis celebrated Mass before the saint’s tomb in Assisi and signed the encyclical, “Fratelli tutti”. OFS Minister General Tibor Kauser joined the pope for the occasion at the Basilica of St. Francis, along with other members of the Franciscan Family, including friars and sisters. VATICAN … OFS Minister General Joins Pope for Signing of Encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti” Read More » ...
Secular Franciscans in Beirut Need Help Due to Explosion

Secular Franciscans in Beirut Need Help Due to Explosion

A call for a fundraiser for OFS members in Beirut who suffered damage due to the explosion of last August. EN Lebanon letter from minister general ...
Site of Francis’ Preaching to Birds to Be an Outdoor Sanctuary

Site of Francis’ Preaching to Birds to Be an Outdoor Sanctuary

ASSISI — The field where St. Francis preached to a flock of birds will become an outdoor sanctuary. A press conference held June 26 announced the design of the project, introduced the artist and launched a campaign to raise 120,000 euros. The miraculous preaching took place circa 1220 in Piandarca, near the community of Cannara, … Site of Francis’ Preaching to Birds to Be an Outdoor Sanctuary Read More » ...
‘All brothers’: Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi

‘All brothers’: Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi

Pope Francis will sign a new encyclical after Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Francis on 3 October. The ceremony will take place without the faithful present, in respect of the current health situation. By Vatican News Pope Francis will visit the Italian town of Assisi on 3 October to sign a new encyclical, “Fratelli Tutti … ‘All brothers’: Pope Francis to sign new encyclical on Oct. 3 in Assisi Read More » ...
Reflection on Water as Symbol of the Cry of the Poor and Cry of the Earth

Reflection on Water as Symbol of the Cry of the Poor and Cry of the Earth

The JPIC Commission is pleased to share the reflection, Aqua fons vitae: Orientations on Water, symbol of the cry of the poor and the cry of the Earth. It was released by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, following the celebration of World Water Day 2020. This new document is rooted in the Social Teaching … Reflection on Water as Symbol of the Cry of the Poor and Cry of the Earth Read More » ...
KOINÕNIA: OFS in times of great change

KOINÕNIA: OFS in times of great change

The latest issue of KOINÕNIA is published. Fr. Pedro Zitha, OFM, discusses “The secular franciscan and the immigrant” The KOINÕNIA theme for 2020 is: Secular Franciscans in times of great changes. ...
Booklet on General Chapter Offers a Moment in OFS History

Booklet on General Chapter Offers a Moment in OFS History

A booklet about the 2008 General Chapter in Hungary is now available in four languages (English, Italian, Spanish and French). The 24-page booklet by Robert and Mary Stronach offers a first-person account and reflection, along with photos, on the historic chapter, which was held in conjunction with the close of the 800th anniversary celebration of … Booklet on General Chapter Offers a Moment in OFS History Read More » ...