German Franciscan Chapter

“1517-2017” – First Chapter of Mats of the Friars Minor in Germany

Germany is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation (2017). The First Order of St. Francis recalls the division that took place in 1517 with the Pontifical Bull “Ite vos”, which divides the Order in two: the Conventual and the Observant Franciscans. Ten years later another Branch of the Order was born: the Capuchins.

“1517-2017”, is an opportunity to stop and think: where we have been, where we are today, where we are going, 500 years after the separation of the Church and in the Order. From June 12th to 17th 2017 the “First Chapter of Mats of the Friars Minor in Germany” (OFM, OFM Conv., OFM Cap.) will be held at the Franciscan Retreat House in Hofheim.

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