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Servant of God Ignazio Beschin

Posted on 24 Jan, 2017 in Postulation

On January 20, the Holy Father Francis received in a private audience, His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Amato, S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints. During the audience the Pope authorized the Congregation to promulgate the Decree on the heroic virtues of the

Servant of God Ignazio Beschin,
professed priest in the Order of Friars Minor,

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A visit from an Icon depicting Francis and Clare

Posted on 23 Jan, 2017 in Album, JPIC

The brothers in charge of the JPIC Offices of each of the Entities of the Conference of Our Lady of Guadalupe have, with the approval of their Ministers and Custodes, taken the initiative of bringing the icon depicting St. Francis and St. Clare to all the entities of the Conference. The visit of the icon is intended as an invitation to all the brothers to adopt the proposals made by the General Definitory for this year:

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Ite, nuntiate… Guidelines for New Forms of Life and Mission in the Order of Friars Minor (2017)

Posted on 20 Jan, 2017 in Documents, Evangelization

The revised text of the document, Ite nuntiate, is now available for download. Translations in other languages will be published soon.

…The purpose of this booklet is to highlight these New Forms, and to make them better known to all the Friars, but particularly to the Provincial Ministers and Custodes

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Continental Conferences for Formators

Posted on 18 Jan, 2017 in Formation

The General Chapter (Decision no. 3) asked that the General Definitory should — through the General Secretariat for Formation and Studies — ensure that Continental Conferences on Formation be organized during this six-year term. There are 6 Conferences planned:

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Annual Meeting of the Minister General with new Ministers Provincials and Custodes

Posted on 17 Jan, 2017 in Album, General Curia, Minister General

The Annual Meeting of the Minister General and his Definitory with the newly elected Ministers and Custodes for 2017 was officially opened with the celebration of the Eucharist presided over by the Vicar General, Br. Julio Bunader, OFM. The meeting is taking place at the General Curia in Rome and will run from Jan. 16 to 27.

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Feast Day of the PUA and the Grand Chancellor

Posted on 17 Jan, 2017 in Album, Formation

The Feast Day of the PUA (Pontifical University, Antonianum) and of the Grand Chancellor (the OFM Minister General, Br. Michael A. Perry) was held on January 16th, 2017.

Taking place in the Aula Magna of the Antonianum, a full academic program had been drawn up to mark the event, under the chairmanship of Prof. Stefano Cavalli.

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The Quaracchi Legacy

Posted on 16 Jan, 2017 in Formation

The inaugural meeting of the International Board of the Collegium Sancti Bonaventurae – International Center for Franciscan Studies and Research took place on January 10th & 11th last. A new name has been given to a Centre for Studies that has its roots in the wonderful Quaracchi tradition, which subsequently moved to Grottaferrata, and lately to St. Isidore’s, Rome. The traditional Latin name of the Quaracchi College has been combined with an English subtitle, indicating a future with an international focus.

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Franciscans and Interfaith Harmony in Pakistan

Posted on 14 Jan, 2017 in Dialogue, Evangelization

On 18 December 2016, the Franciscan JPIC of Pakistan, in collaboration with Kawish Resource Centre and the OFM Special Commission for Dialogue with Islam, organized an “Interfaith Celebration of Eid e Milad ul Nabi and Christmas”. 

Fr. Jamil Albert, OFM, a member of the OFM Special Commission for Dialogue, welcomed all guests and noted how great a joy it was for the brothers that their Muslim guests recited their evening prayers in the brothers’ chapel. It was a true sign of the interfaith harmony that this celebration of Milad ul Nabi and Christmas was organized to express.

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