Koinonia 2017 – 1 N. 93

The Spiritual Assistants of OFS/ YOUFRA and all Franciscans can now download the latest issue of Koinonia of 2017, “Living the Franciscan charism in today’s world.”

In this first issue of the year, we reflect on the relationship that is the source of all Christian and Franciscan vocation: that which binds us to God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. In addition, it seemed convenient to name this article based on two phrases that correspond to the two dimensions of such a relationship, that is to say, the initiative of God – who manifests himself to us and calls us to know and love him – and the human response, which derives from our faith in Christ, the revelation of the Father, whom Francis of Assisi followed passionately.

This year the Secular Franciscan Order will celebrate its 15th Ordinary General Chapter, from November 4-11, at the Seraphicum College in Rome. The general theme of the Chapter will be “As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world” (Jn 17:18), and the subtitle: “Animating and guiding the OFS in today’s world”. In keeping with this theme, the General Spiritual Assistants of OFS-YouFra have chosen as the general theme for the newsletter of this year: “Living the Franciscan charism in today’s world”: 40 years after the Seraphicus Patriarca. Our intention is to collaborate with the reflection on this important event in the life and mission of OFS and, in a certain way, of the Franciscan Youth.