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Easter Letter + Message of the Minister General OFM

Posted on 14 Apr, 2014 in Letters, video

As we celebrate this great feast of Easter, I encourage you my brothers to find in this double image of Mary Magdalene, that of a vigilant searcher and diligent preacher, an example of how we are able to witness to life in the risen Lord Jesus. We too are called to be vigilant in searching for Christ in all areas of life, in the daily situations in which we find ourselves, in the multiple cultures that surround us, a consequence of globalization, through our use of the internet and other means of communication.

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The Maltese Franciscan Province celebrates 100 years from foundation

Posted on 12 Apr, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Maltese Franciscan Province of the Friars Minor, dedicated to Saint Paul the Apostle, is 100 years old. On Sunday 12 April 1914, which was Easter, the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, Pacifico Monza ofm, declared the Maltese Franciscan Custody of Saint John the Baptist an independent Province of the Order, with the title Saint Paul the Apostle.

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Comunicato Tempo Forte – March 2014

Posted on 11 Apr, 2014 in General Secretariat

The March 2014 meeting of the General Definitory opened on Monday 10th March with the Minister General and Definitors sharing information about their activities since the January Tempo Forte.

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The New Leaders of the Conference of the Bolivarian

Posted on 9 Apr, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

On April 5, 2014, in Bogotá, new leaders of the Franciscan Bolivarian Conference were elected. These are:
Br. Mario Wilson Ramos, Holy Faith Province, Colombia (President)
Br. Enrique Segovia, Province XII Apostles, Peru (Vice President)

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Servant of God Clara de la Concepción

Posted on 9 Apr, 2014 in Postulation

On Tuesday, April 3, 2014, the Holy Father Francis received in private audience His Most Reverend Eminence Card. Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints. During the Audience, the Holy Father authorized the Congregation to promulgate, among others, the respective decree of the heroic virtues of the Servant of God Clara de la Concepción

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The Way of the Cross in Juba, South Sudan

Posted on 8 Apr, 2014 in Evangelization, Order Friars Minor

At this time in the lives of the people of South Sudan, praying the Way of the Cross has taken on an extra special significance. This traditional devotion, inspired by the love of St Francis of Assisi for Christ Crucified and spread by the early Franciscans, is one that has become familiar to most Catholics especially in the Season of Lent.

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Visit to the Fraternity Fr. Allegra in Rome

Posted on 8 Apr, 2014 in Formation, Minister General

On Wednesday afternoon, April 2, 2014, the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM, visited the International Franciscan Fraternity of “Blessed Gabriel Maria Allegra” in Rome to celebrate a formative meeting with the Friars who study for a Masters, a License or PhD in various disciplines at the Pontifical Antonianum University and other Romans Centers of Study. He was accompanied by the Secretary General for Formation and Studies, Br. Vidal Rodríguez, OFM.

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Fraternitas No 210 (04. 2014)

Posted on 1 Apr, 2014 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 210 (04. 2014) 

DOC- No 210 (04. 2014) 

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Provincial Chapter of Mats

Posted on 27 Mar, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

As we gathered for the Provincial Chapter of Mats, with the Provincial Ministers of Cono Sur, the Provincial Minister of Arántzazu, and our Vicar General Br. Julio César Bunader, OFM, on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, and read the Decree of the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM, we celebrated the new provincial reality, constituted by the brothers of the Franciscan Province of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin of the Rio de La Plata (of the Silver River) in both Argentina and Paraguay.

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Fr. Aurelio Pessoa Ribera, O.F.M, New bishop

Posted on 25 Mar, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Aurelio Pessoa Ribera, O.F.M. and Fr. Jorge Angel Saldias Pedraza, O. P., as auxiliaries of the archdiocese of La Paz (area 10, 975, population 1,031,525, Catholics 825,220, priests 161, permanent deacons 1, religious 472), Bolivia.

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