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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!


Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis
Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION
Jennifer Harrington OFS

YOUNG MARRIAGES AND THEIR ENTRY INTO THE FRATERNITY

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We continue proposing what was assumed as a priority in the 2014 General Chapter that invites us "to include the meaning of sexuality and the sacrament of marriage in all formation programs of the OFS and YouFra. " In this article we share articles from: Lumen Gentium – (LG), Familiaris Consortio – (FC), Evangelium Vitae – (EV) Guardium et Spes – (GS), Letter to Families (LF) and Catholic Catechism of the Catholic Church – (CCC), on marriage and the family and refer to our Rule and General Constitutions.

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The news reached us last January 15th and made us, the Swiss Church and, above all, the dioceses of Lausanne, Geneva and Friborg very happy.

 

K O I N Ō N I A
_ ...together on the journey
THE CONFERENCE OF GENERAL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS OFS-YOUFRA

 


2019 - 1                                                            Year 26                                                             n. 101

Walking with the young people: a vital challenge for OFS
St. Francis and the youth of today
Fr. Alfred Parambakathu OFMConv.

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General Introduction


The year of 2018 saw the Universal Church living a Synod of Bishops dedicated to the theme “Young People, Faith, and vocational Discernment”, held in Rome from 3 to 28 October. The main purpose of the Synod was, as seen in the Instrumentum laboris (Art.1), to reemphasize the fact that, Taking care of young people is not an optional task for the Church, but an integral part of her mission in history. In just a few words, this is the specific scope of the upcoming Synod: just as our Lord Jesus Christ walked alongside the disciples of Emmaus (cf. Lk 24: 13-35), the Church is also urged to accompany all young people, without exception, towards the joy of love.