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Spiritual Solidarity: a message to the victims of the earthquake in Central Italy

Posted on 28 Aug, 2016 in news

The Order of Friars Minor would like to convey a message to the victims of the earthquake which occurred in Central Italy.

With deep sorrow for what happened, the Friars Minor have prayed and are praying for all the victims: for those who have lost their lives, that the Lord of life grant them a share in his immortal life; for the wounded and for those who have lost loved ones, that they may feel the strengthening presence of the Risen Lord in this time of grief.

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Upcoming Events

Posted on 16 Aug, 2016 in news

Franciscan week in Venice
Study Programs at the Franciscan International Study Centre, Canterbury
12th Ongoing Formation Course on Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue in Istanbul
Symposium on “Spirituality and Identity” in Graz, Austria
Conference on “The Friars Minor and the Reform” in Hofheim, Germany
Second Masters in the Pastoral Care of Vocations in S. Maria degli Angeli, Assisi

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Feast of Saint Beatriz de Silva 2016

Posted on 13 Aug, 2016 in Letters, Minister General

Letter of the Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor for the feast of Saint Beatriz de Silva (in Spanish).

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Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage in Assisi

Posted on 9 Aug, 2016 in Album, news, video

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis made a private pilgrimage on Thursday to the Italian town of Assisi and spoke about the importance of forgiveness, saying only the path of forgiveness can truly renew the Church and the world. He lamented that “too many people are caught up in resentment and harbour hatred because they are incapable of forgiving.” “These people,” he went on, “ruin their own lives and the lives of those around them.”

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US Franciscan Family issues joint Message for Year of Mercy

Posted on 2 Aug, 2016 in news

In a first-of-its-kind effort, more than 50 communities of Franciscan priests, brothers, sisters and seculars in the United States has issued a joint message for the Jubilee Year of Mercy from the U.S. Franciscan Family. The publication of the message coincides with the Feast of the Portiuncula which marks the 800th anniversary of the Pardon of Assisi, the great Franciscan feast day of mercy.

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The Beginning of the 8th Centenary of the Portiuncula Indulgence

Posted on 2 Aug, 2016 in Album, news

The 8th centenary of the Pardon of Assisi (the Portiuncula Indulgence) has begun. Br. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFMCap, led a Triduum in preparation for the feast from 29th to 31st July, and on August 1st Br. Michael A. Perry presided at morning Mass to open the celebration of the feast. in the afternoon, the pilgrims of the Franciscan March were welcomed to the Portiuncula. On August 2nd Card. Gualtiero Bassetti presided at the Solemn Mass which launched the 8th Centenary of the Pardon of Assisi.

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Fraternitas No 235 (08. 2016)

Posted on 1 Aug, 2016 in Communications, Fraternitas

PDF – No 235 (08. 2016)

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800 years, age of retirement?

Posted on 30 Jul, 2016 in video

Interview with the Minister General of the Franciscan Order Br. Michael Perry and the Master of the Dominican Order, Fr. Bruno Cadoré.

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