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Conclusion of the Meeting with Ministers Provincial and Custodes 2015

Posted on 29 Jan, 2015 in Minister General, Order Friars Minor, video

The two-week long meeting with Provincial Ministers and Custodes concluded today on Jan. 29 2015; it was both formative and informative.  During the meeting, different topics were tackled, such as the service of authority, forming for the mission, accompanying brothers going through difficult times, defections from the Order, the Minister Provincial and Definitory, the document and mandates of the General Chapter of 2009 and the next General Chapter. 

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Decree Promulgations of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints

Posted on 27 Jan, 2015 in Postulation

On January 22, the Holy Father, Francis received in private audience Card. Angelo Amato SDB, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

At the audience, the Pontiff authorized the Congregation to promulgate the decrees regarding the miracle attributed to the intercession of the Venerable Servant of God Maria Teresa Casini, foundress of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. She was born in Frascati (Italy) October 27, 1864 and died in Grottaferrata (Italy) April 3, 1937.

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Prayer in Preparation for the Chapter

Posted on 21 Jan, 2015 in General Chapter 2015

In the Letter of Convocation of the Chapter, the Minister General has recalls the importance of the participation and cooperation of the whole Order, through prayer, in the success of the 2015 General Chapter: “I warmly invite each Brother of the Order to pray intensely, to think wisely and prepare responsibly for this key event in our life and mission.”

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

Posted on 19 Jan, 2015 in General Curia, Minister General, video

The XVII Meeting of the Minister General and his Definitory with the newly elected Ministers and Custodes for 2014 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. 19 to 29.

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Posted on 17 Jan, 2015 in Communications

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally celebrated between 18-25 January, the Week of Prayer enters into congregations and parishes all over the world. The theme for the week of prayer in 2015 is “Give me a drink.” (Jn 4:1-42). The material we are presenting adds Franciscan Text.

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(Español) Fiesta de la Universidad Antonianum

Posted on 17 Jan, 2015 in Formation, Minister General

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Meeting of the Minister General’s Conference

Posted on 13 Jan, 2015 in Communications, Formation, Minister General

On Saturday, January 10, 2015, a meeting of the Conference of Minister Generals of the First Franciscan Order (Friars Minor, Conventuals, Capuchins) and TOR was held at the General Curia of the Friars Minor Capuchin, together with the General Secretaries for Formation and Studies, besides those responsible for Communications of the General Curias of the various obediences.

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Fr. Fernand J. Cheri, OFM, New Bishop

Posted on 12 Jan, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

The Holy Father has appointed Fr. Fernand J. Cheri, O.F.M., as auxiliary of the archdiocese of New Orleans (area 10,898, population 1,238,228, Catholics 520,056, priests 352, permanent deacons 211, religious 664), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was born in New Orleans in 1952, was ordained a priest in 1978 and gave his solemn vows in 1996.

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A new Franciscan Provincia in Spain

Posted on 12 Jan, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

The founding Chapter of the new Franciscan Province in Spain was celebrated from 29 December to 4 January. The new Province is named Provincia de la Inmaculada Concepción (Immaculate Heart Province) and is the result of the unión of six of the eight OFM Provinces that had been in Spain and the small Custody of San Francisco Solano in Perú.

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Christmas in South Sudan

Posted on 9 Jan, 2015 in Evangelization

Right after the birth of South Sudan, following its separation from the largest African country, Sudan, the Order of Friars Minor has wanted to open a new presence in the region. So, for about two years now, our three brothers Jesus Aguirre, Mario De Battista and Masseo Golha have been living in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. Their life and mission are simple and yet quite demanding at the same time: they live their life of prayer and fraternity as minors deeply committing themselves to the pastoral care of the many faithful spread around the capital of the new-born Country.

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