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Peace Camp in Colombia

Posted on 22 Oct, 2016 in JPIC

Since last October 5, a group of young protesters occupies the Bolivar Plaza, in what is being called the “camp by the peace,” that has set itself up in Center of Bogota. In said camp, University personnel prepare activities and events so more people will join the cause: the end of the conflict.

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Fraternal Visit to the Assumption BVM Province, Poland

Posted on 21 Oct, 2016 in Album, Minister General

From October 12th to 14th, the Minister General, Br. Michael Perry, accompanied by Br. Ivan Sesar, General Definitor for the region, visited the Province of the Assumption BVM, a Province in Poland of about 300 friars, including 35 in Initial Formation.

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Acta Ordinis Fratrum Minorum 2016/02

Posted on 20 Oct, 2016 in Acta, Communications

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Antonianum: Inauguration of the 2016-2017 Academic Year

Posted on 19 Oct, 2016 in Album, Formation

A 11 a.m. on October 19, 2016 Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM General Minister and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University Antonianum, presided at the Eucharistic Celebration at the Basilica Sant’Antonio in Lateran, ushering in the new academic year.

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Visit of the General Minister to the Brothers of the Province of the Immaculate in Poland

Posted on 19 Oct, 2016 in Album, Minister General

On the 7-12 of October 2016 the General Minister, Br. Michael A. Perry, accompanied by General Definitor, Br. Ivan Sesar, made a fraternal visit to the province of the Immaculate Conception BMV in Poland. They were received solemnly on the evening of October 7 in an event chaired by the provincial Minister, Br. Jarosław Kania, at the entrance to the Church. Also present were the provincial Definitorium and the Krakow community. The ritual concluded with prayers at the tomb of St Simon of Lipnica and a blessing by the General Minister.

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FRIAR App Version 2.0 Released

Posted on 17 Oct, 2016 in news

The Franciscan Friars of the United States (USFranciscans) are excited to announce the release of FRIAR App 2.0 with new features that expand the way we connect via the app.

Expanded Interconnectivity
In version 2.0 of the app, new features are designed to increase the ways that you can connect with others in this prayer community. You can now:

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Obituary of Friar John David Vaughn, OFM

Posted on 14 Oct, 2016 in news

Franciscan Father John Vaughn, OFM, passed to eternal life on October 10, 2016 in Santa Barbara. He was 88 years old, 67 years professed in the Franciscan order, and 61 years a priest. A quiet, humble friar, he was beloved and admired by all who knew him, especially in his home Province of St. Barbara, a region of the Franciscans in the western United States.

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A Historic Event on the Feast of St. Francis

Posted on 13 Oct, 2016 in Homilies, Minister General, news

Our General Minister, Br. Michael A. Perry, presided at the Eucharist in the Basilica of San Francesco in Assisi on October 4, 2016. In his homily, Br. Michael, through the recitation of the Canticle of the Creatures, reflected on the message that “we are not here to celebrate death rather we are gathered to celebrate life!”

On the same day, the OFM Conventual General Minister, Br. Marco Tasca, presided at the Eucharistic Celebration in the Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Porziuncola.

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