The Office for Nuns (Pro Monialibus)
The General Assistant for Nuns
- Br. Fernando Mendoza Laguna ofm (SS. Petri et Pauli – MEXICO)
Director – Tel. +39-0668491345 – eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Fully acknowledging their close relationship with one another, and recognising in them the same charism, the friars are always to have great care and concern for nuns of the Second and Third Order of St. Francis. It is the duty of the First Order to maintain and watch over the spiritual union with nuns of the Second and Third Order, as well as to encourage their federations; their autonomy of life, however, particularly that of government, is always to be safeguarded (GC III.II, Art.56). In order that the contemplative life of the monasteries of nuns may flourish the more perfectly and effectively in the Church and in the world, the spiritual assistants are to help the nuns to form themselves in the spirit of prayer, in a living witness of genuine poverty and in missionary zeal (GC III.II, Art.58).”
On Saturday, November 12th, 2016, Br. Michael A. Perry OFM, Minister General, made a visit to the Poor Clare Monastery in Via Vitellia, Rome. Br. Michael was accompanied by Br. Fernando Mendoza Laguna OFM, Delegate General Pro Monialibus. The friars went there to visit the eight sisters from the Poor Clare Monastery in Rieti who had to move to Rome because of damage done to their monastery in the recent earthquakes, especially that of October 30th last. (more…)
The Office for Nuns (Pro Monialibus) is happy to announce that the cTc, which stands for communion and communication, is now available on the Pro Monialibus webpage of the OFM website and can be downloaded in PDF. The bulletin is intended as an invitation to collaboration and dialogue between Poor Clare Sisters in various parts of the world. Poor Clare Sisters and Friars Minor from all the continents collaborate with articles, reflections, news and translations.
From April 22-29, 2013, the Delegate General “Pro monialibus” Br. Fernando Mendoza, went to Lebanon to meet with the Abbesses of the Poor Clares of that Region. The meeting took place in the Monastery of the Unit in Yarzé (Baabda-Beirut) where he had the opportunity to learn about the current situation of the Franciscan contemplative life in the different realities of both the Holy Land and Lebanon. (more…)