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Help us to drill water borehole in Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre, Zimbabwe

Help us to drill water borehole in Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre, Zimbabwe

Mutemwa is a very special place situated in Mashonaland, in the Eastern Province of Zimbabwe where a Secular Franciscan from United Kingdom, John Bradburne, OFS, lived the last 10 years of his life, caring for the community there who were living with the devastating effects of leprosy. John was killed during the Zimbabwe independence war … Help us to drill water borehole in Mutemwa Leprosy Care Centre, Zimbabwe Read More » ...
Webinar on Pandemic and People in Poverty on July 13

Webinar on Pandemic and People in Poverty on July 13

Franciscans International is cosponsoring a webinar on Monday, July 13, on the topic, “COVID-19 and the human rights of people living in poverty.” The webinar is in English and runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. CET (Central European Time). To participate in the webinar, please register at: https://bit.ly/C19Poverty Click here for details, including speakers/panelists. (PDF) ...
Marriage and the family: the reality and the challenges

Marriage and the family: the reality and the challenges

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY: THE REALITY AND CHALLENGES OBSERVE ¿WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE WORLD? The social reputation of Catholic marriages is falling. The numbers of 2018 weddings. Daily Newspaper El País. Madrid, Spain. Barely one third of weddings celebrated every year in Spain (163,430 in 2018, some 5.9% less that the previous year) are … Marriage and the family: the reality and the challenges Read More » ...
Minister General’s 2020 Pentecost Message

Minister General’s 2020 Pentecost Message

God lets us be surprised The answer we seek is in the Good News. Read Tibor’s Pentecost message   Italian: IT-Pentecoste messaggio 2020 Spanish: ES Pentecostés 2020 French: FR Pentecost message 2020 Portuguese: PT Mensagem de Pentecostes 2020 ...
‘Well4Africa’ Borehole Blessed in Ghana’s Village of Sibi

‘Well4Africa’ Borehole Blessed in Ghana’s Village of Sibi

Joyful news in the middle of COVID-19 crisis – water borehole sponsored by “Well4Africa” social initiative was blessed and inaugurated on May 9 in Sibi community, Ghana. A small group of community representatives took part in the celebration due to safety reasons. Sibi is a small village in the Nkwanta District in the eastern part … ‘Well4Africa’ Borehole Blessed in Ghana’s Village of Sibi Read More » ...
Friar Marco Appointed Archbishop of Genoa

Friar Marco Appointed Archbishop of Genoa

Pope Francis has appointed Conventual Franciscan Friar Marco Tasca as archbishop of Genoa, Italy, the Vatican announced May 8. Friar Marco, who served as minister general of the OFM Conventual friars for 12 years, has been a friend to the Secular Franciscan Order, participating in OFS general chapters. “I am a friar and I remain … Friar Marco Appointed Archbishop of Genoa Read More » ...
Laudato Si Week (May 16-24)

Laudato Si Week (May 16-24)

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the program of the Laudato Si’ Week, that will be celebrated from May 16 to May 24 and that has the Holy See sponsorship, has been revised and can be found in the website here. In summary the proposal is as follows: the world is now in crisis, and … Laudato Si Week (May 16-24) Read More » ...
Easter Message from Minister General

Easter Message from Minister General

“Proclaim the good news,” urges Minister General Tibor Kauser, OFS, in his Easter message to Secular Franciscans around the world. “This is one of the most joyful time of the year for us, Christians, because this is the moment to experience: life has overcome death.” Read his full message here. ...
Read the latest issue of Vox Franciscana

Read the latest issue of Vox Franciscana

The latest issue of Vox Franciscana (winter 2019-2020) features these stories: • First OFS-YouFra Formation School of the Southern Cone • A pastoral visitation of the Presidency • Vatican Youth Forum • Historic workshop: Spiritual Assistants • OFS and Finances • OFS action around globe • Australia newspaper spotlights OFS   ...
5th Anniversary of ‘Laudato Si’ in May

5th Anniversary of ‘Laudato Si’ in May

EN-Letter-Laudato-Si-Study-Guide (PDF) ...
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. ...