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52nd World day of prayer for vocations

Posted on 24 Apr, 2015 in Formation

Pope Francis has written a message for the 52nd World day of prayer for vocations, 26 April 2015, IV Sunday of Easter, whit the theme: “Exodus, a fundamental experience of vocation”.

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A new Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted on 22 Apr, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

The new Province is named: “Province Sainte Marie des Anges” located in East Kasai. The Minister General accompanied by the General Definitor for Africa arrived in Mbuji-Mayi from Kinshasa on 15th February 2015. A good number of Brothers from the area of Mbuji-Mayi and from the Province “Saint Benoît l’Africain” (Lubumbashi) were already in Lukelenge waiting for the Minister General to come for the important event.

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Interreligous Prayer at the Antonianum

Posted on 17 Apr, 2015 in Dialogue

The evening of April 14, 2015 was a memorable one for the academic community of the Pontifical University Antonianum. St. Francis Hall was packed with people for an interreligious prayer service promoted in the “spirit of Assisi”, by the Friars of Istanbul and the “Whirling Dervishes, who are linked by old friendship. The latter, Muslims in Istanbul, are inspired by a mystic of the Middle Ages (Jalal Din Rumi: 1207-1273), and are accompanied in their dance by musicians and singers.

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International Seminar for Formators

Posted on 16 Apr, 2015 in Formation

A seminar for formators to the consecrated life around the world was held in Rome From 7 to 11 April 2015. It was organized by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life of the Holy See, as part of the initiatives planned for the year dedicated to the Consecrated Life Church convened by Pope Francis.

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PUA: Master’s in Franciscan Formation

Posted on 7 Apr, 2015 in Formation

A gathering for the Master’s in Formation from a Franciscan perspective was held on the morning of Holy Monday, March 30, 2015, by the Franciscan Institute of Spirituality of the Pontifical University Antonianum in Rome.

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From Saint Francis to Pope Francis

Posted on 1 Apr, 2015 in Order Friars Minor

“What are ten friars doing on the Via Flaminia, all lined-up behind some strange, tau-shaped wooden crozier, making their way down the road with cars and trucks heedlessly whizzing by?”

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Fraternitas No 222 (04. 2015)

Posted on 1 Apr, 2015 in Fraternitas

PDF – No 222 (04. 2015)  

DOC- No 222 (04. 2015) 

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Easter Letter of the Minister General OFM

Posted on 31 Mar, 2015 in Letters, Minister General

In one of the most touching narratives of the Resurrection, we are witnesses with Mary Magdalene to the events surrounding the death, burial and the mystery of the empty tomb (John 20: 1-18). It is she, and most probably a group of women who would also have been followers of Jesus, who rise early on the third day, “while it was still dark,” (v. 1), and go to visit the tomb.

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General Secretaries for Formation and Studies

Posted on 27 Mar, 2015 in Formation

On the morning of March, 26, 2015, there was a gathering of the general Secretaries for Formation and Studies (GSFE) of the First Franciscan Order (Order of Friars Minor, Order of Friars Minor Conventual and Order of Friars Minor Capuchin) at the OFM Genral Curia in Roma.

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Comunicato Tempo Forte

Posted on 27 Mar, 2015 in General Secretariat

A note from the Secretary General:
Some technical problem prevented me from sending this communication for translation for the past few months. For that I apologize most sincerely. I thought I had it sorted out after the January Tempo Forte, but alas – it still did not happen. So now, here are three briefings:

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