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Capitulars at work

The XVI General Chapter of the OFS Begins!

A total of 57 capitulars (delegates) started the work of the XVI General Chapter of the OFS, which began Saturday afternoon with the Opening Mass presided over by the TOR General Minister, Fr. Amando Trujillo. The Chapter, which also involves about 40 observers and about 20 fraternal volunteers, will end the six-year term (2014-2020), extended …

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Kanafa

Well4Africa invites you to become a donor of Kanafa water project in Ethiopia

by Virginija Mickute, OFS The main goal of Kanafa water project is to provide access to safe potable water for daily consumption (drinking, cooking, hand and body washing, laundry) and improve sanitation and health for 1,000 people (200 households), particularly for children under five, who are extremely vulnerable to diseases (diarrhoea, typhoid, intestinal parasites, etc.) …

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Afua

Help Well4Africa implement water projects like Afua

by Virginija Mickute, OFS Afua is a village in the North-West region of Cameroon. The village belongs to the Fuli-Kom parish which is part of the Bamenda Diocese. There is a local OFS fraternity of St. Clare and a few YouFra members in Afua. The population of 25,000 people consists of Christians and Muslims. Afua is …

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National "Casa" of Puerto Rico's National Fraternity

Latest Issue of Magazine Ready to View & Download

The summer/autumn issue of Vox Franciscana is now available for viewing and download. It features, among other things: the OFS in Puerto Rico celebrated the repair of their hurricane-ruined national “casa” (photo a above); the Orders celebrated “Memoriale Propositi”; Secular Franciscans operate the Teaching Garden in Sicily; A Secular Franciscan received the Volunteer’s Oscar in …

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The Family And Caring For Our Common Home

The Family Commission wishes to propose the following theme for the fraternities, keeping in mind the great challenges that we are facing today. THE FAMILY AND CARING FOR OUR COMMON HOME PDF of this reflection Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis Consilium Internationale FAMILY COMMISSION Silvia Diana OFS Translation: Mary Stronach, OFS   The Family Commission wishes to …

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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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Course on Laudato Si on Franciscan JPIC Website

Inter-Franciscan Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (informally known as Romans VI) has turned a webinar on “Laudato Si” into an online self-study course. The “Laudato Si” Action Platform course incorporates video, PowerPoints and text from the webinar’s morning and afternoon presentations. The morning presentations are posted, with the afternoon session expected …

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