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Convocation of over 70 Lay Brothers from the ESC

Posted on 27 Aug, 2015 in Minister General

A Convocation of over 70 Lay Brothers from the ESC met August 10-14, 2015, at St. Francis Retreat in San Juan Bautista, California. This included Brothers from the seven United States provinces, Australia, Sigapure, and South Korea.

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Feast of St. Clare ’15: Letter of the Minister General

Posted on 5 Aug, 2015 in Letters, Minister General

Dearest sisters, this year Pope Francis’s encyclical letter, Laudato si’ gives us the opportunity to share some reflections on the “care of our common home” based on the experience of Clare of Assisi. I consider it important to revisit with you the pope’s strong appeal to a Christian ecology for us all.

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Taizé: Gathering of young religious

Posted on 31 Jul, 2015 in Minister General

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of its founder, Brother Roger, and the 75th year of the founding of the Community, young men and women religious of the different Christian denominations were invited to Taizé from July 5 to 12, 2015, to share an experience of prayer and reflection on consecrated life today.

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(Italiano) La Formazione alla professione solenne

Posted on 29 Jul, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

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CFF: Saint Francis: the Key to Reading Pope Francis’ Encyclical

Posted on 20 Jul, 2015 in Communications

Saint Francis: the Key to Reading Pope Francis’ Encyclical on the Environment
The Ministers General of the Franciscan Family offer their Joy and Thanks

The Ministers General of the Franciscan Family offer their joy and thanks for publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato sì, on care for our common home.” In the letter Saint Francis is cited twelve times, making him the key to reading the entire text:

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Fr. Jorge Enrique Concha Cayuqueo, OFM, New Bishop

Posted on 17 Jul, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

The Holy Father has appointed Msgr. Jorge Enrique Concha Cayuqueo, O.F.M., as auxiliary of the archdiocese of Santiago de Chile (area 9,132, population 6,290,000, Catholics 4,205,000, priests 877, permanent deacons 339, religious 3,109), Chile. The bishop-elect was born in Carahue, Chile in 1958, gave his solemn vows in 1983, and was ordained a priest in 1986.

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Fr. George Bugeja, O.F.M. New Bishop

Posted on 10 Jul, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

The Holy Father has appointed Fr. George Bugeja, O.F.M., as coadjutor of the apostolic vicariate of Tripoli (area 1,000,000, population 6,204,000, Catholics 50,000, priests 1, religious 11), Libya. The bishop-elect was born in Xaghara, Malta in 1962, gave his solemn vows in 1983, and was ordained a priest in 1986.

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(Italiano) Il Ministro generale partecipa alla Festa della Provincia di Napoli

Posted on 8 Jul, 2015 in Minister General

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Koinonia 2015 – 1 N. 85

Posted on 1 Jul, 2015 in Koinonia

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Comunicato of the Tempo Forte of June 2015

Posted on 23 Jun, 2015 in General Secretariat

 The new General Definitory lost no time in getting down to work after the conclusion of the General Chapter. The new Definitors met with the Minister and the Vicar from Monday 8th June until Thursday 11th June. On the first day, they were all joined by the outgoing Definitors who shared with them briefly their experience of having worked together during the past six years. That afternoon, each of the outgoing Definitors passed on to his successor the necessary documents and information for his new service.

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