St. Francis of Assisi Foundation in Russia in Chapter

01 August 2023

The Friars of the St. Francis of Assisi Foundation in Russia celebrated the Chapter in virtual format on 26 and 27 July 2023. The Minister General, Br. Massimo Fusarelli, the Vicar General, Br. Ignacio Ceja Jiménez and the Definitor General and Delegated of the Minister General for the Foundation, Br. Konrad Grzegorz Cholewa, accompanied the activities of the Chapter.

The first day was dedicated to listening to the various sector reports on the basis of which, in an open and frank fraternal dialogue, they searched for possible guidelines for the future.

On the second day, starting from the foundation of our charismatic identity, they concentrated on redefining the "mission" of the Foundation, identifying it primarily in the pastoral service to the local Church and in the witness of our charism.

Finally, the dialogue was summarized in some propositions approved and accepted unanimously, which will serve as a basis for further discussion during the Tempo forte in September of the General Definitory.

The meeting then concluded with a "recreation", again in online format, in which some brothers of the General Curia got to know the brothers of the Foundation.

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