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General Chapter 2015: Lineamenta

Posted on 29 Jul, 2014 in General Chapter 2015

Dear Brothers! Here you will find the Lineamenta that are meant to serve as a preparation for the next General Chapter. This is the principal text on which all the brothers are invited to reflect deeply, and it is accompanied by a short practical guide that was requested by the Presidents of the Conferences at their last meeting with the General Definitory (May 5-8, 2014), which had as its aim the study of the Lineamenta. (Documents Section)

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Meeting for Peace: “Fly for Peace”

Posted on 23 Jul, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

During the 18-20 July, an event for PEACE was held in Erica, Trapani, entitled, “Fly for Peace”, in which the Vicar General of the Order Br. Julio Cesar Bunader, OFM participated. The meeting was organized by the association “Fly for Peace”

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Encyclical on Creation and Respect for the Environment

Posted on 18 Jul, 2014 in Minister General

Pope Francis spent months working on his new encyclical on creation and respect for the environment. According to Vatican sources consulted by Rome Reports, the Papal document could be released by early 2015.

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Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-shing, O.F.M., New Bishop

Posted on 11 Jul, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Holy Father has appointed Bishop-elect Fr. Joseph Ha Chi-shing, O.F.M., was born in Hong Kong, China in 1959 and was ordained a priest in 1990. He holds a licentiate in spiritual theology and Franciscan culture from the Pontifical University Antonianum, Rome,

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JPIC International Council Meeting – JAKARTA

Posted on 4 Jul, 2014 in Communications, JusticePIC

The meeting of the JPIC International Council (ICJPIC) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19-26 June, 2014. Delegates included one representative from each of the thirteen OFM conferences, the JPIC International Animation Committee, and the two friars who work in the Rome JPIC Office. ICJPIC delegates were invited to participate in the last day of the Asia/Oceania continental meeting; the day consisted in a series of presentations on the reality of Asia and Indonesia, and a dialogue with representatives of Franciscans International.

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Msgr. Vincent Zungu OFM, Ordained Bishop of Port Elizabeth

Posted on 4 Jul, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

Three times St. Vincent was invoked during the Litany of the Saints as Br. Vincent Zungu lay on the ground, welcoming the anointing of the Spirit and the protection of the blessed in Heaven. It was a true moment of grace in Port Elizabeth from June 28, 2014, in the sports hall dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

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New Rector ‘Magnifico’

Posted on 3 Jul, 2014 in Minister General

The Congregation for Catholic Education has recently issued the decree by which it appoints as new Rector of the Pontifical Antonianum University in Urbe, for the next three-year period of 2014-2017, the Reverend Mother Sister Mary Melone, SFA, until now Dean of the Faculty of Theology the same University.

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Fraternitas No 214 (07. 2014)

Posted on 1 Jul, 2014 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 214 (07. 2014) 

DOC- No 214 (07. 2014) 

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The New Representation of the Servants of God, Br. Bernát Károlyi and His Six Companions

Posted on 30 Jun, 2014 in Postulation

The Hungarian National Shrine of Mátraverebély-Szentkút, managed by the Friars Minor, in the context of the new work of expansion and renovation by the Hungarian government, has been enriched this year with a new and valuable work by the master Marko Ivan Rupnik SJ. This is the apse mosaic that decorates the altar for outdoor celebrations.

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The Minister General in Bukavu

Posted on 30 Jun, 2014 in Minister General

On June 20, the Minister General, Br. Michael, accompanied by the Definitor General for Africa and the Provincial of the Province of Kenya arrived in Bukavu, in the brotherhood of Nyantende. They were welcomed by the Provincial of St. Benedict the African, Br. Alex Mikombe and all the Franciscan friars of the region. His visit was short, but very important and encouraging for the Friars of Kivu.

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