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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

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Minister General in Asia

Posted on 16 Feb, 2015 in Minister General

From 2 – 10 February 2015 the Minister General Michael Perry, accompanied by the Definitor General for Asia-Oceania, brother Gabriel Mathias paid a fraternal visit to four entities of the Order in Asia— the foundations of Myanmar and Thailand dependent on the Minister General, the Province of Indonesia ( at Jakarta), and the Custody of Singapore. Besides meeting the friars as a group the Minister General met each of the friars and formees in the two foundations personally.

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Acta Ordinis Fratrum Minorum 2014/03

Posted on 3 Feb, 2015 in Acta

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Fraternitas No 220 (02. 2015)

Posted on 1 Feb, 2015 in Fraternitas

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Celebration of the Allegra Community

Posted on 30 Jan, 2015 in Formation

On Monday January 26, 2015, the International Franciscan Community “B. Friar Gabriel M. Allegra OFM” in Rome, celebrated the feast of its patron, on the occasion of the memorial of his birth into heaven January 26, 1976 in Hong Kong. He was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI in Arcireale, Catania (Italy) on April 29, 2012.

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Conclusion of the Meeting with Ministers Provincial and Custodes 2015

Posted on 29 Jan, 2015 in Minister General, Order Friars Minor, video

The two-week long meeting with Provincial Ministers and Custodes concluded today on Jan. 29 2015; it was both formative and informative.  During the meeting, different topics were tackled, such as the service of authority, forming for the mission, accompanying brothers going through difficult times, defections from the Order, the Minister Provincial and Definitory, the document and mandates of the General Chapter of 2009 and the next General Chapter. 

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Decree Promulgations of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Posted on 27 Jan, 2015 in Postulation

On January 22, the Holy Father, Francis received in private audience Card. Angelo Amato SDB, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

At the audience, the Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decrees regarding the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Teresa Casini, foundress of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was born in Frascati (Italy) October 27, 1864 and died in Grottaferrata (Italy) April 3, 1937.

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Prayer in Preparation for the Chapter

Posted on 21 Jan, 2015 in General Chapter 2015

In the Letter of Convocation of the Chapter, the Minister General has recalls the importance of the participation and cooperation of the whole Order, through prayer, in the success of the 2015 General Chapter: “I warmly invite each Brother of the Order to pray intensely, to think wisely and prepare responsibly for this key event in our life and mission.”

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Annual Meeting of the Minister General with new Ministers Provincials and Custodes

Posted on 19 Jan, 2015 in General Curia, Minister General, video

The XVII Meeting of the Minister General and his Definitory with the newly elected Ministers and Custodes for 2014 was officially opened with the celebration of the Eucharist presided over by the Vicar General, Br. Julio Bunader, OFM. The meeting is taking place at the General Curia in Rome and will run from Jan. 19 to 29.

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