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General Secretaries for Formation and Studies

Posted on 27 Mar, 2015 in Formation

On the morning of March, 26, 2015, there was a gathering of the general Secretaries for Formation and Studies (GSFE) of the First Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor, Order of Friars Minor Conventual and Order of Friars Minor Capuchin) at the OFM Genral Curia in Roma.

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Comunicato Tempo Forte

Posted on 27 Mar, 2015 in General Secretariat

A note from the Secretary General:
Some technical problem prevented me from sending this communication for translation for the past few months. For that I apologize most sincerely. I thought I had it sorted out after the January Tempo Forte, but alas – it still did not happen. So now, here are three briefings:

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Novitiate Formation

Posted on 26 Mar, 2015 in Formation

The general Secretary for Formation and Studies, Br Vidal Rodríguez ofm, invited by the Novice Master, Br. Carlo Roberto ofm, visited the Interprovincial Novitiate of COMPI SUD in the Convent of S. Maria Occorrevole in Piedimonte Matese, Province of Caserta (Italy) on March 23 and 24, 2015.

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Servant of God: Juana de la Cruz

Posted on 24 Mar, 2015 in Postulation

On Wednesday March 18, 2015, the Holy Father Francis met in private audience with his eminence, the Most Reverend Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Cause of the Saints. During the meeting, the Pope authorized the Congregation to promulgate, among others, the decree regarding the heroic virtues of the Servant of God, Juana de la Cruz

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Forming for Mission

Posted on 13 Mar, 2015 in Evangelization, Formation

The annual meeting on formation, with the topic of “forming for mission”, was held in the International Fraternity “Blessed Gabriele M. Allegra, OFM” of Rome, in the afternoon of the 11th of March 2015. The topic was presented by Br. Massimo Tedoldi, OFM, Secretary General for the Missions and Evangelisation, and Br. Vidal Rodriguez Lopez, OFM, Secretary General for Formation and Studies.

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Meeting of the OFM Office for Development and Fund-Raising

Posted on 13 Mar, 2015 in Evangelization, Formation

A meeting between those responsible for the General Secretariat for Missions and Evangelisation and for the General Secretariat for Formation and Studies with the new Executive Assistants of the Minister General for the Office of Development and Fund-raising, Fr. John O’Connor, OFM, and Mario Dicicco, OFM, from the United States, was held in the OFM General Curia in Rome on the 10th of March 2015.

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5th centenary of the Bull of Pope Leo X

Posted on 12 Mar, 2015 in Communications

With wishes for peace, we, the Ministers General, begin this letter. It marks an important moment in our journey toward the eighth centenary of the Pardon of Assisi (2016) and the fifth centenary of the Bull of Pope Leo X Ite vos, also known as the “Bulla unionis” (2017).

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Capitulum Generale 2015 – Notice

Posted on 10 Mar, 2015 in General Chapter 2015

Dear Brother-Members of the 2015 General Chapter,

Peace and Good!

You have received by e-mail a username and password to enter the “Reserved Area” for the General Chapter at the Website of the Order:  www.ofm.org.  There you will find Documents and information for the General Chapter.  If you need help to open the “Reserved Area” please contact Fr. Joseph Magro at the Office of Communications.

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Ecumenism Seminar in Venice

Posted on 5 Mar, 2015 in Dialogue

The commission “Service for Dialogue” of the Order has completed its final animation activity of the sessenium, this last February 16 to 21, with a seminar on ecumenical dialogue at the Institute for Ecumenical Studies (ISE), adjacent to San Francesco della Vigna Friary in Venice. The theme chosen for this fifth seminar of the sessenium was: “Ecumenism in view of inter-religious dialogue.”

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Fraternitas No 221 (03. 2015)

Posted on 1 Mar, 2015 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 221 (03. 2015)  

DOC- No 221 (03. 2015)  

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