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Conclusion of the Meeting with Provincial Ministers and Custodes 2017

The two-week long meeting with Provincial Ministers and Custodes concluded today on Jan. 27 2017; it was both formative and informative.  During the meeting, different topics were tackled, such as the service of authority, formation for the missions, accompanying brothers going through difficult times, defections from the Order, the Minister Provincial and Definitory, the document and mandates of the General Chapter of 2015, and Finance.  All the participants were able to meet with the Minister General personally and were able to visit the offices of the Curia.

There were 41 Provincial Ministers and Custodes from 5 different continents who participated. It was indeed a fraternal gathering that responds to the hopes and challenges that the Order is facing today. The gathering also showed how Franciscan life is very much alive thanks to the work of each friar from the different Provinces. Congratulations to all the new Provincial Ministers and Custodes.

Minister General’s Homily for the Concluding Mass (English)
Homilía de la Eucaristía de conclusión del Ministro general (español)
Omelia del Ministro generale – Eucaristia di conclusione (italiano)