Jubilee Celebrations in Cetona (Italy)
From July 17-18, 2012, the Minister General, Br. Jose Rodriguez Carballo, OFM, together wih his personal secretary and Definitory as well as the Secretary General of Formation and Studies participated in the jubilee celebrations that took place in Cetona (Italy). There were three events that summoned them, in fact: the 50th anniversary of the founding of Mondo X (World X), the 800th anniversary of the Convent of St. Francis of Cetona (Home to a community of recovering drug addicts of Mondo X), and the 81st birthday of Br. Eligio Gelmini, OFM, founder of Mondo X.
The Minister General with his Definitory and the brothers of the Curia, and a group of Friars Minors from many different Italian Provinces, with the representation of their Provincials, participated in the celebration of the Eucharist on the evening of July 17, headed by the Minister General. Then, on the morning of July 18, the Minister General and his Definitory had a meeting and dialogue with the young people living in communities of this project. “Mondo X” is a dream realized by Br. Eligio Gelmini, OFM, to put man at the center of the world as God has willed.