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5th Anniversary of ‘Laudato Si’ in May

5th Anniversary of ‘Laudato Si’ in May

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Water Projects to Help 2 Communities in Ghana – Kongo and Sibi

Water Projects to Help 2 Communities in Ghana – Kongo and Sibi

MARCH 2020 — Kongo is a village community in the northeast region of Ghana with around 150 households. It is also home to a Spiritual Renewal Centre (SRC) run by Capuchin friars. SRC is comprised of the Immaculate Conception Church, a retreat centre and a Marian Grotto, making it popular pilgrimage site. Twice a year, … Water Projects to Help 2 Communities in Ghana – Kongo and Sibi Read More » ...
Project Brings Clean Water to St. Lawrence Parish in Malawi

Project Brings Clean Water to St. Lawrence Parish in Malawi

26 FEB. 2020 — A “Well4Africa” water project was successfully implemented in St. Lawrence of Brindis Parish, Zomba diocese, Malawi. The parish is situated in the remote area, in the outskirt of Municipality of Zomba, Malawi’s old capital city. People around the Parish are subsistence farmers. They grow maize and vegetables for their livelihood. … Project Brings Clean Water to St. Lawrence Parish in Malawi Read More » ...
Nigeria Holds Elective Chapter

Nigeria Holds Elective Chapter

The OFS emerging National Fraternity of Nigeria celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 29 February 2020. Lillian-Rita Akudolu was elected as national minister. Also elected: National Vice Minister – Gabriel John Udofia National Secretary – Appolonia Ochugnu National Treasurer – Victoria Udofia National Formator – Anne Asiegbu The newly appointed national spiritual assistant is Fr. … Nigeria Holds Elective Chapter Read More » ...
Venezuela Celebrates Elective Chapter

Venezuela Celebrates Elective Chapter

The OFS National Fraternity of Venezuela celebrated its National Elective Chapter from 28 February to 1 March 2020. Marielide De Lima was elected as National minister and as International councilor. ...
Chad Holds National Chapter

Chad Holds National Chapter

The national Fraternity of Chad has celebrated its elective Chapter. Ange-Gabriel Soulassanger has been elected national minister and international councillor. ...
Albania Celebrates National Chapter

Albania Celebrates National Chapter

The OFS National Chapter of the Emerging Fraternity of Albania has been celebrated in Bajze. Pavlin Ndreka has been elected national minister and vice minister Hana Kalj. ...
Letter on  Study Guide for ‘Laudato Si’

Letter on Study Guide for ‘Laudato Si’

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Ivory Coast Holds Elective Chapter

Ivory Coast Holds Elective Chapter

The OFS National Fraternity of Ivory Coast celebrated its National Elective Chapter on January 24-25, 2020. Christophe Iobognon was elected as national minister and Ludovic Dah as international councilor. ...
Uruguay Holds National Chapter

Uruguay Holds National Chapter

The OFS National Fraternity of Uruguay celebrated its National Elective Chapter on November 29 – December 1, 2019. Sergio Rodríguez was elected as national minister and as international councilor. ...
Tanzania Celebrates National Elective Chapter

Tanzania Celebrates National Elective Chapter

The OFS National Fraternity of Tanzania celebrated its National Elective Chapter on October 25-27, 2019. Lucy Nambuo was elected as National minister and Felix Mosha as International councilor. ...
Laudato Si Generation Conference Focuses on Care for Common Home

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 … Laudato Si Generation Conference Focuses on Care for Common Home Read More » ...
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 » ...
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 » ...
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 » ...