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«Pro orantibus» Day

Posted on 24 Nov, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

A «Pro orantibus Day» was held on 21 November, 2014 in Sant’Antonio Hall. It was presided over by the PUA’s magnificent Rector Sr. Mary Melone, S.F.A., and moderated by Maria Parente, RAI Vaticana,. The day comprised two conferences (Elena Francesca Beccaria, OSC, «Francis and Clare of Assisi: the grace and exercise of contemplation »;

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Canonization of Blessed Ludovico da Casoria

Posted on 21 Nov, 2014 in Postulation

Sunday 23 November – In the happy recurrence of the bicentennial year of his birth (1814-2014) Pope Francis proclaims a saint Blessed Ludovico da Casoria, priest of the Order of Friars Minor, founder of the Elisabetine Franciscan Sisters (Bigie).

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Pilgrimage to Santiago of Compostela

Posted on 19 Nov, 2014 in Minister General

The eight centenary of St. Francis’s pilgrimage to Santiago of Compostela (1214-2014) is being celebrated this year in different parts of Spain and most especially in Santiago of Compostela and Galicia, the region in which that city is situated. The story of Francis’s pilgrimage to Santiago is found in chapter four of the Little Flowers of St. Francis and his Companions. Everyone knows that Santiago of Compostela, together with Rome and Jerusalem, was one of the three pilgrimage sites of Christendom during the Middle Ages.

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450 years of canonical approval

Posted on 12 Nov, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The province of San Pedro and San Pablo of Michoacán, share their joy with the whole Franciscan Family as they celebrate the opening of a jubilee year on November 13, 2014 in gratitude to God, who is all good and the highest good and who has blessed them with the 450th anniversary (1565-2015) of their canonical approbation as the Province of San Pedro and San Pablo of Michoacán.

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Academic Act in honor of Bl. John Duns Scotus

Posted on 10 Nov, 2014 in Formation

The usual academic act in honor of blessed John Duns Scotus was held in the Aula Magna of the Ponitifical University Antonianum on November 10, 2014. The event was presided over by the general Secretary of the PUA, Friar Marek Wach. The Academic Act began with a Report on the Academic Year 2013-2014 by the Magnificent Rector, Prof. Mary Melone, S.F.A.

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XIV General Chapter – VI Elective Chapter of the SFO

Posted on 10 Nov, 2014 in OFS

An SFO elective Chapter was held in Assisi yesterday (Nov. 8, 2014). During the course of the chapter the following were elected: general Minister: Tibor Kauser (Hungary), vice-general Minister: Chelito de Núñez (Venezuela), other counselors: Ana Fruk, Attilio Galimberti, Ana María Raffo, Silvia Diana, Jenny Harrington, Augustine Young, Michel Janian and Andrea Odak. They will hold their posts for the next sexennial session (2014-2020).

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Canadian Provinces begin conversation about reconfiguration

Posted on 6 Nov, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

From October 30-31, the members of the Provincial administrations of both Canadian Provinces – Christ the King Province, Western Canada and St. Joseph Province, Eastern Canada – met together with General Minister Michael Perry, OFM, the Definitor Generale Francis Walter, OFM to discuss the possible reconfiguration of their provinces and to address the issues of declining personnel and the best ways to revitalize Franciscan life there.

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General Delegate for the Economic Affairs of the Order

Posted on 5 Nov, 2014 in Order Friars Minor

The Minister General has appointed as General Delegate for the Economic Affairs of the Order, Br Pasquale Del Pezzo, of the Salernitano-Lucana Province of the Immaculate Conception, with the following duties:

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Gathering of OFM Secretaries of Formation of the COTAF

Posted on 4 Nov, 2014 in Formation, Order Friars Minor

The COTAF (Transalpine Franciscan Conference) celebrated a gathering of its Secretaries of Formation and Studies from October 27-31, 2014 in the Franciscan Friary of Osnabrück, Germany. The event was coordinated by the Secretary, Friar Andreas Brands ofm with the participation of 35 religious, that is to say most of the formators, provincial Ministers, the general Definitor, Friar Roger Marchal ofm; the general Secretary of Formation and Studies, Friar Vidal Rodríguez ofm; and the vice-Secretary, Friar Sergiusz Baldyga ofm.

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JPIC: Contact – Contatto – Contacto (10.2014)

Posted on 3 Nov, 2014 in Contact

Contact – Contatto – Contacto (10.2014)

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