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The International Commission for Economic Affairs

Posted on 3 Feb, 2016 in General Curia, news

The International Commission for Economic Affairs (CIRE) held its first meeting on 26-27 January at the General Curia in Rome.  This commission, made up of friars and lay experts in financial matters, is appointed by the General Definitory as advisors to the financial affairs of the General Curia, and specifically to the work of the Office of the Economo.  The members that met in Rome are the ad hoc commission appointed to specifically address the debt management program as mandated by the 2015 General Chapter.  The commission will shortly present a comprehensive debt management plan to the General Definitory for consideration and implementation.  

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Online Program at the Antonianum

Posted on 3 Feb, 2016 in Formation, news

Fall of 2015, marked the beginning of an online program of study and Christian formation at the Pontifical University Antonianum with the first online seminar hosted in the Antonianum’s virtual campus www.e-pua.eu. The seminar on the Christian Spiritual life taught in Italian by Friar Gilberto Cavazos-González, OFM had two regular students and a small group of Antonianum professors as participants as part of their training to teach online. Some of them will begin web-enhancing their face to face courses at the Antonianum and begin to teach online for e-PUA in the coming school year.

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Minister General: With “Laudato Si,” Pope Francis asks us to take a step forward and act

Posted on 1 Feb, 2016 in Communications, Minister General, video

ROME REPORTS interviewed our Minister General, Michael Anthony Perry, in June 2015 about the encyclical “Laudato si’”. Here’s the video and the transcript of that interview:

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International Council for Formation and Studies

Posted on 1 Feb, 2016 in Album, EventsGSFS, Formation

The meeting of the International Council for Formation and Studies, which took place in the General Curia, ended January 28, 2016.

The Council discussed various issues related to Formation, to the pastoral care of vocations, the knowledge and application of the Documents of the Order, the Continental Congresses of Formation, to the Congress of OFM study centers, inter-provincial, inter-cultural and national & world-wide dimensions, and the Under-10. After discussions, proposals were drawn up in this regard that will be presented to the next tempo forte of the General Definitorium.

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Fraternitas No 229 (02. 2016)

Posted on 1 Feb, 2016 in Communications, Fraternitas

PDF – No 229 (02. 2016)  

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The Fraternity in Turkey

Posted on 29 Jan, 2016 in Album, Evangelization

In 1995, when Br. Hermann Schalück, the General Minister at that time, met with the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, he was inspired to create an international fraternity to promote ecumenical dialogue. In the years that followed, succeeding General Ministers have followed through with this initiative which resulted to the composition of the current fraternity for ecumenical and interreligious dialogue.

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An open letter presented to Br. Sereno Baiardi, OFM

Posted on 27 Jan, 2016 in news

An open letter presented to Br. Sereno Baiardi, OFM on the occasion of his departure from Queen of Peace Friary, Burlington, WI, U.S.A.

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Rome, General Curia – Gathering of the Secretaries for Formation and Studies of the Conferences

Posted on 25 Jan, 2016 in Album, Formation

From 25-28 January 2016, the Secretaries for Formation and Studies of the Conferences are meeting in the OFM General Curia. The gathering started with the Eucharistic Celebration presided by the Minister General, Fr. Michael A. Perry.

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Animation Guidelines of the General Definitory for 2016 and 2017

Posted on 25 Jan, 2016 in Documents

Moving to the Peripheries as Brothers and ‘Lesser Ones’

Animation Guidelines of the General Definitory for 2016 and 2017

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Venerable Servant of God Francesco Maria Greco & Servant of God Maria Luisa del Santissimo Sacramento

Posted on 22 Jan, 2016 in Postulation

On Thursday afternoon, 21st January 2015, the Holy Father held a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, during which the Pope authorized the Congregation to promulgate decrees concerning;

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