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Transitus & Feast of St. Francis at the General Curia

Posted on 4 Oct, 2015 in Album, General Curia, video

The feast of our Seraphic Father Saint Francis of Assisi was celebrated at the General Curia on October 3 and 4.

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Minister General’s Homily: Feast of St. Francis, Basilica S. Maria degli Angeli, Assisi, 2015

Posted on 4 Oct, 2015 in Homilies

“The cross of Jesus Christ continues to speak to each of us today as powerfully as it did to St. Paul and St. Francis.  St. Paul makes clear that if we wish to become fully alive to ourselves, to others, and to God, then we must necessarily pass through the same experience as did our Lord and Saviour Jesus, through his suffering and death….”

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Friar Alessandro’s new album: “Voice of Peace”

Posted on 2 Oct, 2015 in Communications, video

Friar Alessandro will release his third album, “Voice of Peace” on 23 October 2015.

Watch the video below to hear a sample clip and his thoughts about music, Pope Francis and proclaiming the Gospel.

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Canadian Chapter of Mats

Posted on 1 Oct, 2015 in Communications

On September 21-22, 2015, Canadian OFM’s from the Province of St. Joseph (Eastern Canada), the Province of Christ the King (Western Canada), the Ontario Foundation of the Immaculate Conception Province (Toronto), the Croatian Franciscan Custody of the Holy Family(Chicago), and the Lithuanian Franciscan Friars of Toronto,

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Fraternitas No 225 (10. 2015)

Posted on 1 Oct, 2015 in Communications, Fraternitas

PDF – No 225 (10. 2015)

DOC- No 225 (10. 2015) 

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Celebrating the Minister General’s Feast Day 2015

Posted on 30 Sep, 2015 in Album, Homilies, Minister General

On September 29th, the Feast of the Archangels, the friars celebrated the Feast Day of the Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry, OFM. The celebration began at 6:00pm in the General Curia with the Eucharist presided by the Minister General himself.

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Acta Ordinis Fratrum Minorum 2015/02

Posted on 26 Sep, 2015 in Acta

INDEX (pdf)
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Feast of St. Francis ’15 Letter

Posted on 25 Sep, 2015 in Letters, Minister General

Dear brothers, May the Lord give you peace!

With this greeting, taught us by Francis, we come to you at the start of our mandate.

As general Definitorium we want first of all to tell you that we intend to meet with all our strength the call that the Lord and the general Chapter have made in entrusting us

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Minister General: The Future of the Friars Minor

Posted on 22 Sep, 2015 in Minister General

“Being with the Poor and opening our doors is our mission ”

The general Minister, Br. Michael Perry, confirmed in office until 2021, explains the season of profound renewal that the Friars Minor are experiencing: “The Pope has made it clear what is expected: a poor Church with the poor. We have many facilities and wealth but we must become poor with the poor to create a new relationship with them. “This means even abandoning and closing some “parochial work”

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The Canonization of Junipero Serra

Posted on 18 Sep, 2015 in Postulation


The Order of Friars Minor, in communion with the Holy Father Francis, the Church in the United States, Mexico and Mallorca, celebrate with joy the canonization of SAINT JUNIPERO SERRA and give praise to God for the gift of holiness that was kindled in this great and humble brother.

Washington, DC, 23 September 2015

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