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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.



January For the EvangelizationHuman fraternity: May the Lord give us the grace to live in full fellowship with our brothers and sisters of other religions, praying for one another, open to all.

OFS: For the national fraternities of South Africa, Honduras and India.

Our Father

February UniversalViolence against women: We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Zambia, Belgium and Japan.

Our Father

March For the Evangelization Sacrament of reconciliation: Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.

OFS: For all the YouFra Fraternities around the around the World.

Our Father

April UniversalFundamental rights: We pray for those who risk their lives while fighting for fundamental rights under dictatorships, authoritarian regimes and even in democracies in crisis.

OFS: For the national Fraternities of Portugal, Malaysia and Venezuela.

Our Father…

May For the EvangelizationThe world of finance: Let us pray that those in charge of finance will work with governments to regulate the financial sphere and protect citizens from its dangers.

OFS: For the CIOFS Presidency.

Our Father…

June For the EvangelizationThe beauty of marriage: Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience.

OFS: For all those Fraternities around the World that suffer from aging and from the lack of new vocations.

Our Father…

July UniversalSocial friendship: We pray that, in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.

OFS: For YouFra Fraternities of India, Belgium, Portugal, Honduras and Mauritius.

Our Father…

August For the Evangelization The Church: Let us pray for the Church, that She may receive from the Holy Spirit the grace and strength to reform herself in the light of the Gospel.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Sri Lanka, Congo and Peru.

Our Father

September UniversalAn environmentally sustainable lifestyle: We pray that we all will make courageous choices for a simple and environmentally sustainable lifestyle, rejoicing in our young people who are resolutely committed to this.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Mexico, Italy and Uganda.

Our Father

October For the EvangelizationMissionary disciples: We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses of a life that has the flavour of the Gospel.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Cameroon, Paraguay and Vietnam.

Our Father…

November UniversalPeople who suffer from depression: We pray that people who suffer from depression or burn-out will find support and a light that opens them up to life.

OFS: For the CIOFS Presidency and the General Chapter of OFS.

Our Father

December For the EvangelizationCatechists: Let us pray for the catechists, summoned to announce the Word of God: may they be its witnesses, with courage and creativity and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

OFS: For the growth of OFS and YouFra in the World.

Our Father…