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Laudato Si Conference

Laudato Si Generation Conference Focuses on Care for Common Home

A report by Kelly Moltzen, OFS, USA New and exciting initiatives, like the Great Green Wall across 11 African countries, were addressed at the The Laudato Si Generation Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya July 15 and 16. It focused on the role of faith and religion in the care for our common home, the role …

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Swiss Secular Franciscan Is Canonized

Swiss Secular Franciscan Marguerite Bays was elevated to sainthood on Oct. 13, 2019, along with four others.  A native of Siviriez in the western Swiss canton of Fribourg, Bays belonged to the Third Order of St. Francis of Assisi. Born in 1815, she was a laywoman from a farming background who dedicated herself to God. She worked as a seamstress, domestic help and …

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‘Wells 4 Africa’ Provides Water in Uganda

The OFS-YouFra “Well4Africa” project resulted in a new water supply system in Kihani parish, Uganda. An inauguration ceremony took place on Divine Mercy Sunday (April 28), with OFS members from all levels present as well as engineers, project workers, children from schools and the entire community. “They appreciate very much the care of the European …

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