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Fraternitas No 216 (10. 2014)

Posted on 1 Oct, 2014 in Fraternitas

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XXXIX interprovincial week in CONFRES

Posted on 30 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

From September 22 to 25, CONFRES (Spanish-Portuguese Conference) held in Madrid the XXXIX Interprovincial week participated by 44 brothers. The Interprovincial Weeks are a meeting of mutual knowledge and lifelong learning of the Conference. A series of lectures is prepared around a central theme, experiences, group meetings to study the topic in-depth and suggest courses of action for the entities who make up the conference.

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Celebrating the Minister General’s Saints Day

Posted on 29 Sep, 2014 in Homilies, Minister General, video

In the General Curia, on the 29th September feast of the archangels, we celebrated with great solemnity the Saint’s day of the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM. At 18.00, the Eucharist was presided by the Minister General himself.

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Combined meeting of the Franciscan ministers

Posted on 29 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The combined meeting of the Franciscan ministers of East Asia Conference (EAC) and South Asia-Australia-Oceania Conference (SAAOC) was held at the Franciscan Spirituality Center, Daxi, Taipei from September 22-26, 2014. The focus of the deliberations was the preparation for the General Chapter 2015.

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Haiti – Inauguration of home for boys

Posted on 29 Sep, 2014 in Evangelization

Four years after the terrible earthquake of 2010, the street children, mostly orphans, assisted by our brothers in the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, finally have a home. The inauguration of the new building with the blessing of the house dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua took place on Sunday, September 21.

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Feast of St. Francis ’14 Letter + Message of the Minister General

Posted on 26 Sep, 2014 in Letters, Minister General, video

The solemnity of our seraphic father offers us once again the opportunity to send each one of you our fraternal greeting, along with the hope that by celebrating the memory of Saint Francis we will each be renewed in our witness to Gospel living. For us brothers in the general Definitorium this feast of St. Francis is the final opportunity we have to share with your some aspect of our service and some of the desires that encourage us.

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MZF – Meeting with the offices of the general curia OFM

Posted on 19 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

On the morning of September 16, 2014, the meeting between the General Definitory and the offices of the Curia and those in-charge of MZF in the General Curia (Missionszentrale der Franziskaner) took place. The last meeting with the MZF was in Bonn, the headquarters, on 25 April 2012. After that, there was a desire to find to meet again in Rome!

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Euroframe meeting to Lourdes

Posted on 19 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Union of Friars Minor of Europe (UFME) every two years organizes a meeting of the Franciscan Youth of Europe in a significant place for the Christian faith and Franciscan spirituality. This year the Marian shrine of Lourdes was chosen, a place known throughout the world.

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Executive Assistant to the Minister General

Posted on 16 Sep, 2014 in Minister General

The Minister General and the General Definitorium have named Fr. John O’Connor, OFM, as the Executive Assistant to the Minister General for Development and Fundraising for the Order of Friars Minor. Fr. O’Connor is the former Minister Provincial of Holy Name Province, New York, USA.

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Beatification of Ven. Giovannina Franchi

Posted on 15 Sep, 2014 in Postulation

Saturday, September 20, 2014, the Venerable Servant of God Giovannina Franchi, foundress of the Infirmarian Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother will be proclaimed blessed in the Cathedral of Como. Her Cause of Beatification was entrusted in 1991 to Most Rev. Br. Juan Folguera Trepat, OFM, Postulator General of the Order of Friars Minor and confirmed over the years to his successors.

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