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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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Member of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples

Posted on 15 Sep, 2014 in Minister General

On Saturday 13th September the Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Michael Anthony Perry, O.F.M., minister general as member of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.

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ESC Communicators Meeting

Posted on 12 Sep, 2014 in Communications

Collaboration and rapidly changing technology were much on the minds of communicators from the English-speaking Conference as they gathered in Rome Sept. 8 to 11 to discuss their role in the workings of the Order. Joined by Joseph Magro, O.F.M., director of communications for the Order, and Provincial Liaison William Spencer, O.F.M., of Sacred Heart Province, they met with Minister General Michael Perry, OFM, to brainstorm communications for the 2015 General Chapter.

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Meeting with br. Alois prior of Taizé

Posted on 12 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

In the event of temporary profession in Europe organized by the General Definitory in the ecumenical community of Taizé from September 4-7. On Friday, from 17.45 to 19.00, we had a meeting with Br. Alois, Prior of Taizé, and some of the brothers of the community. We started the meeting with a prayer that this Franciscan meeting may bear fruit in each of us and for vocations. In the little talk he gave us and the dialogue that ensued, Br. Alois told us what the ecumenical community of Taizé is about, how they live, their process of formation and what, according to them, is key in attracting many thousands of people, both young and old.

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Visit of the Minister General in Africa

Posted on 12 Sep, 2014 in Minister General

The Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, accompanied by the Definitor General for Africa Br. Nicodemus Kibuzehose and the Provincial Minister of Nairobi, Br. Carmelo Giannone, visited to the fraternities of the Province of St. Francis with the Provincial headquarters in Nairobi.

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Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-Shing, OFM ordained auxiliary bishop

Posted on 1 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-Shing, OFM was ordained auxiliary bishop of the diocese of Hongkong on Saturday, 30th August 2014 by his eminence Cardinal John Tong Hon, Bishop of Hongkong, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hongkong. Along with Msgr Joseph Ha two other auxiliary bishops of the same diocese were also ordained .

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Episcopal Ordination of Br. Tadeusz Kusy

Posted on 26 Aug, 2014 in Evangelization

On the feast of the Assumption, August 15, 2014, in a cathedral filled with faithful, Br. Tadeusz Kusy, a missionary for 35 years, was ordained coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Kaga-Bandoro in the Central African Republic. The Archbishop of Bangui, Msgr. Nzapalainga Dieudonné, who presided at the Eucharist, in his homily exhorted the politician and parties in a power struggle along with all the faithful to break the chain of hate and revenge that is destroying the country, presenting the new Bishop as a man of peace. In fact, in the Episcopal coat of arms of Br. Tadeusz the word “Siriri” (peace) is written.

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