Franciscan family in Nazareth

Franciscan Family of Nazareth: Celebrating 800 years of the Rule

Franciscan family in NazarethCoinciding with the Franciscan centenary celebration of the anniversary of promulgation of the Later Rule in Rome on the 29th of November, all members of the Franciscan family in Nazareth came together to celebrate.

The celebration included a mass in the Grotto in the Basilica of the Annunciation, presided over by Fr. Wojciech Bołoz, OFM, Guardian and Rector of the Basilica and Sanctuary of the Holy Family in Nazareth. All members of the Franciscan family were present including the Friars Minor, the Poor Clare Sisters, and members of the Secular Franciscan Order as well as other Franciscan Sisters. Following Holy mass, Father Wojciech invited all celebrants and participants to a fraternal meal and an exchange of greetings in the “Casanova”, across the street from the Basilica. The atmosphere was very joyful as members of the family met and greeted each other. This was the first time the entire Franciscan family gathered together in a long time!

— Ramez Salem, OFS, Nazareth