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Consilium Internationale Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle. Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.”
st. Francis of Assisi

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Conferencia de la Generación Laudato Sí Arroja luz sobre problemas y necesidades

Conferencia de la Generación Laudato Sí Arroja luz sobre problemas y necesidades

por Kelly Moltzen, OFS, USA Iniciativas nuevas y emocionantes, como la Gran Muralla Verde en 11 países africanos, se abordaron en la Conferencia de La Generación Laudato Si celebrada en Nairobi, Kenia, del 15 al 16 de julio. Organizado por la Red de Jóvenes Católicos para la Sustentabilidad Ambiental en África (CYNESA), el Dicasterio Vaticano … Conferencia de la Generación Laudato Sí Arroja luz sobre problemas y necesidades Read More » ...
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Swiss Secular Franciscan Is Canonized

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 … Swiss Secular Franciscan Is Canonized Read More » ...
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‘Wells 4 Africa’ Provides Water in Uganda

‘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 … ‘Wells 4 Africa’ Provides Water in Uganda Read More » ...
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Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano Is the New TOR Minister General

Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano Is the New TOR Minister General

ROME — Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR, who served as general spiritual assistant for the OFS and YouFra for the past six years, was elected minister general of the Third Order Regular (TOR) on June 9, 2019. He succeeded Fr. Nicholas Polichnowski. A musician and song writer, Father Amando was known for bringing his gift … Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano Is the New TOR Minister General Read More » ...
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Great Britain Holds ‘Beatitudes’ Chapter

Great Britain Holds ‘Beatitudes’ Chapter

Calling it their “Beatitudes” Chapter, Secular Franciscans in Great Britain held a Chapter of Mats June 21-23, 2019, to mark the close of the year celebrating the 40th anniversary of the OFS Rule approved by Pope Blessed Paul VI in 1978. National Minister Betsy Hart, OFS, described the chapter’s theme: “The essence of our Franciscan … Great Britain Holds ‘Beatitudes’ Chapter Read More » ...
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Burkina Faso Elects

Burkina Faso Elects

The OFS National Fraternity of Burkina Faso in West Africa celebrated its Elective Chapter on September 7, 2019. Denis Poda was elected national minister and international councilor. ...
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Cameroon Re-Confirms Minister

Cameroon Re-Confirms Minister

The National Fraternity of Cameroon celebrated its elective chapter from August 22 to 24, 2019, at the home of the Xaverian Fathers of Ngodi Bakoko in Douala. The chapter identified five priority themes to be implemented by the new council, including a commitment to form a National YouFra Fraternity. Genesis Ngwambi was re-confirmed as national … Cameroon Re-Confirms Minister Read More » ...
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Slovakia Chapter Elects

Slovakia Chapter Elects

The OFS National Fraternity of Slovakia celebrated its Elective Chapter from August 30 to September 1, 2019. Jozef Gazdik was elected national minister and Lucia Spodniakova as international councilor. ...
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La Orden Franciscana Seglar

La Orden Franciscana Seglar

“La Orden Franciscana Seglar pertenece a la Familia Franciscana, y está formada por la unión orgánica de todas las fraternidades católicas, cuyos miembros, movidos por el Espíritu Santo, se comprometen con la Profesión el Evangelio a la manera de San Francisco, en su estado seglar, observando la Regla aprobada por la Iglesia.” (Constituciones 1,3).   … La Orden Franciscana Seglar Read More » ...
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