12 Jul A Gathering for Reconciliation and Forgiveness at the Portiuncola
On 11 July 2016, before the beginning of the centenary year of the Pardon of Assisi, a Gathering for Reconciliation and Forgiveness of all the Franciscan Families of the Umbrian region was celebrated at the Portiuncola.
This event is part of the Frati francescani in Capitolo Itinerary which started last year and has been presented on several occasions to all the Friars of Umbria. It has now become an official event, of great historical and prophetic significance for the presence of the General Ministers of the Families of the 1st Order and the Third Order Regular.
The gathering began in the Domus Pacis Auditorium with a video followed by the procession to St. Mary of the Angels for the celebration of Vespers. At the end, our Minister General, Fr. Michael A. Perry, announced the Generalissimo Chapter in 2017 – of the 4 Franciscan Families of Umbria.