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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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