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Comunicato Tempo Forte July 2014

Posted on 18 Aug, 2014 in General Secretariat

The July 2014 meeting of the General Definitory began on the afternoon of 8th July due to the participation of the Minister General and Br Francis Walter at the Extraordinary Assembly of the Province of the Immaculate Conception in Great Britain. As soon as they returned, the General Definitory got down to business. After the usual session of sharing information about activities since the last Tempo Forte, the Definitory began to address the matters on hand.

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Saint Beatriz de Silva 2014

Posted on 14 Aug, 2014 in Letters, Minister General

Letter of the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor for the feast of Saint Beatriz de Silva.

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Feast of St. Clare ’14: Letter + Message of the Minister General

Posted on 4 Aug, 2014 in Letters, Minister General, video

“The joy of the Gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who find Jesus” (EG 1). The words with which the Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of Pope Francis opens immediately places us within the reality of a joy that fills life. It is the joy of Christ Himself, diffusive joy that wishes to be shared with others… – To see the subtitles one must enter the youtube page or click on youtube in the video.

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Fraternitas No 215 (08/09. 2014)

Posted on 1 Aug, 2014 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 215 (08/09. 2014) 

DOC- No 215 (08/09. 2014) 

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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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