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THE BEATIFICATION OF DR. JOSÉ GREGORIO HERNÁNDEZ, member of the OFS Venezuela

The beatification of Dr. José Gregorio Hernández, a Venezuelan physician (1864-1919) and member of the Secular Franciscan Order since 1899, will be celebrated on April 30, 2021. José Gregorio Hernandez is widely known, respected and venerated in many countries. A witness of holiness in his layman condition. He was a man full of virtues with …

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“Well4Africa” fundraising campaign in Canada

The social initiative “Well4Africa” is blessed to share a message which we believe will be a great testimony of the Franciscan spirit to the whole Order. In the beginning of 2020, the National JPIC Team of the Secular Franciscan Order in Canada decided to help our brothers and sisters in Africa by joining the CIOFS …

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Revised translations of official documents

From Minister General’s Letter: The Rule, the General Constitutions and the Ritual are the official and vital documents of our Secular Franciscan Order. They are not simple readings or juridical regulations but guiding principles for us to live our vocation. So, there is a good reason to love, study and live these documents and consequently, …

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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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Well4Africa News and Annual Report 2020

6 Water Projects Completed, 2 More Under Way Social initiative “Well4Africa” was born as a particular fruit of the 3rd European OFS and YouFra Congress, which took place in Lithuania in 2018. Since the theme of this Congress was “Whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within him” (Jn 7:38), the …

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