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Course for New Missionaries

Posted on 20 Oct, 2014 in Evangelization

For over a month now, 13 new missionaries have been attending a formation course in English in Brussels. There are 5 Friars Minor, 5 Capuchins and 3 Conventuals, from different parts of the world who will be going to various missions, old and new, of the Franciscan family. They were visited by the general Secretaries for the missions on October 5 & 6 who offered the new candidates their vision of contemporary missiology, according to the charism of St. Francis.

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Br. Vittorio Francesco Viola, OFM, New Bishop

Posted on 15 Oct, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Pope has named Friar Vittorio Francesco Viola, O.F.M. bishop of the diocesi of Tortona (Italy). Friar Vittorio is a professor of liturgy and presently Custos of the Protofriary and Shrine of the Porziuncola.

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Acta Ordinis Fratrum Minorum 2014/02

Posted on 14 Oct, 2014 in Acta

INDEX (pdf)
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Comunicato Tempo Forte September 2014

Posted on 10 Oct, 2014 in General Secretariat

The first meeting of the General Definitory after the summer holidays began on Monday, 8th September, the day after the return of the Minister General and several members of the Definitory from a visit to the Monastic Community of Taizé. After an initial session which involved some brief sharing of information about various activities since the close of the July Tempo Forte, the Definitory got down to business.

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FGA: Spiritual Exercises

Posted on 8 Oct, 2014 in Formation

The International Franciscan Community “B. P. Allegra OFM” began its new year as a community with a Spiritual Retreat (Sept. 27 to Oct. 2) at the Spirituality Center “Barbara Micarelli” in Assisi. Some forty brothers attended. The Retreat began with a pilgrimage to the Franciscan Shrine of La Verna. It was led by Friar Andrea Dall’Amico, ofm, of the Seraphic Province of St. Francis in Italy. He addressed the topic “Misericordias Domini in aeternum cantabo” (Ps 89,2).

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Transito & Feast of S. Francis at the General Curia

Posted on 4 Oct, 2014 in General Curia, Order Friars Minor, video

As in the rest of the world, the feast of our Seraphic Father Saint Francis of Assisi was celebrated at the General Curia on October 3 and 4. On the afternoon of the 3rd, Br. Julio Bunader OFM, Vicar General, presided at the Transitus. Our church of Santa Maria Mediatrice was participated by the religious sisters from various Congregations, the local fraternity of the OFS and friends. A social in the cloister of the Curia followed the liturgical celebration.

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Fr. Stane Zore, O.F.M., New Bishop

Posted on 4 Oct, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Pope appointed Rev. Br. Stane Zore, OFM, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ljubljana (Slovenia). He was born on September 7, 1958, at Sel pri Kamniku (Archdiocese of Ljubljana). He studied philosophy and theology at the Faculty of Theology in Ljubljana. On October 4, 1984, he made his solemn profession in the Order of Friars Minor. On the 29th of June of 1985, he received his priestly ordination.

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Fraternitas No 216 (10. 2014)

Posted on 1 Oct, 2014 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 216 (10. 2014) 

DOC- No 216 (10. 2014) 

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XXXIX interprovincial week in CONFRES

Posted on 30 Sep, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

From September 22 to 25, CONFRES (Spanish-Portuguese Conference) held in Madrid the XXXIX Interprovincial week participated by 44 brothers. The Interprovincial Weeks are a meeting of mutual knowledge and lifelong learning of the Conference. A series of lectures is prepared around a central theme, experiences, group meetings to study the topic in-depth and suggest courses of action for the entities who make up the conference.

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Celebrating the Minister General’s Saints Day

Posted on 29 Sep, 2014 in Homilies, Minister General, video

In the General Curia, on the 29th September feast of the archangels, we celebrated with great solemnity the Saint’s day of the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM. At 18.00, the Eucharist was presided by the Minister General himself.

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