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In keeping with the 2021-2023 synodal process, we thought it would be important to call the attention of Secular Franciscans to the importance of living their faith in a spirit of communion, participation, mission and true witness of gospel life in the Church, in the world of work and in the family. The best way …

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SECULAR FRANCISCAN LEADERSHIP FRATELLI TUTTI: SOCIAL FRIENDSHIP AS A WAY OF EVANGELIZATION FOR THE OFS Fr. Pedro Zitha, OFM Introduction We are living in a period in which individualism has become the “modus vivendi” and, consequently, the value of safeguarding the brother no longer makes sense. The other or the others no longer count anything; …

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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 …

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SECULAR FRANCISCAN LEADERSHIP SAINT JOSEPH, “SHADOW OF THE FATHER” Introduction We link almost immediately Saint Joseph to the virtues of silence and work, but probably not so immediately to our ideas of husband and father. Yet, he is the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the father of Jesus. This year, the Church commemorates …

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SECULAR FRANCISCAN LEADERSHIP ANIMATE AND GUIDE WITH A LEADERSHIP OF SERVICE Every generation has its challenges. Today we, all over the world, are fighting with covid. The pandemic puts into test our personal as well as institutional spirituality. In this new Easter season the Lord invites us not to lose hope, to maintain peace and …

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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 …

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