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Winter-Spring 2023 issue of Vox Franciscana

The winter/spring 2023 issue of Vox Franciscana is now available and features: at work and at prayer: a glimpse of the CIOFS Presidency. meeting the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem. messages on servant leadership and the ministry of service. meet Friar Stefan, General Spiritual Assistant. meet Presidency Councilors Noemi, Francis and Felix. meet the formation and …

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Mbohtong Village

Mbohtong water project in Cameroon

Mbohtong village is a small mission station of Shisong parish in the North-West region of Cameroon where “Well4Africa” has already implemented one water project. St. Anthony’s community of Mbohtong is a part of the Sacred Heart local OFS fraternity in Shisong. It is the second permanent residence of lay consecrated women’s group recognized by the local …

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Joyful announcement: Look forward to a Chapter of Mats in 2024

With great joy Minister General Tibor Kauser announces a Chapter of Mats for the Secular Franciscan Order and YouFra to be held November 14-19, 2024 in Rome, Italy. This will immediately follow the 2024 General Chapter. It is a way to celebrate the 800th anniversaries of important events in the life of St. Francis. National …

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Koinonia 2022_3

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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OFS remember first minister general

The Secular Franciscan Order remembers Manuela Mattioli on the 30th anniversary of her death on Nov. 3. She was the first OFS minister general following the 1978 Rule from St. Pope Paul VI and the reorganization into a worldwide order. Letter from Minister General Tibor Kauser About Manuela Mattioli by 30th Anniversary Committee