Secular Franciscan Order

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Dear all,


on March 24, 2019 in Rome at the "Seraphicum", Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure, organized by the Presidency of the International Council of the Secular Franciscan Order CIOFS, a conference was held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order, approved by Pope St. Paul VI on June 24, 1978, with his letter "Seraphicus Patriarcha".


We enclose the reports of the speakers:


- Encarnación del Pozo: Implementation of the Pauline Rule, current challenges;
- Benedetto Lino: The Pauline Rule of the Order of Franciscan Penitents;
- Michèle Altmeyer: Spiritual features of the new OFS Rule;
- Padre Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap: The Secular Franciscan Order living memory of the early franciscan preaching


Pax et Bonum!