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Circ. n. 40/14-20

Prot. n. 3121

Rome, December 24th, 2018

 

My dear Sisters and Brothers in St. Francis!

May the gogd Lord give you his peace!

 

"The hay of gladness drew nigh, the time of exultation arrived"

 

To underline the communion with the Pope, we offer the intention of the Holy Father for the month and an intention for OFS according to the life and important events of the Order.

Local Fraternities pray for both.

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

 

2018 - 3                                             year 25                                                               N. 99

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AS YOU SENT ME INTO THE WORLD,
SO I SENT THEM INTO THE WORLD (Jn 17, 18)
40 years after the Seraphicus Patriarcha

 

THE “ECOLOGICAL CONVERSION” AS VOCATION AND MISSION
Fr. Pedro Zitha, OFM


INTRODUCTION


The most appropriate way to present valid arguments about the theme of ecological conversion is not only to say how and when man must change his attitude towards Creation but also to invite him to observe carefully the environmental changes we are witnessing and through which it seems that Mother Earth is inviting the heart of man to question the sense of belonging to Creation and the interdependence of all creatures.

Final Message of the 3rd European OFS-YouFra Congress

Lithuania 2018

 

Whoever believes in me, rivers of living water will flow from within him (Jn 7:38)

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Dear brothers and sisters,

May the Lord give you His peace!

We wish to share with you the joy of having celebrated the 3rd European OFS-YouFra Congress, from August 20-26, 2018, in Kaunas, Vilnius and other spiritually significant spots in Lithuania.

Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis
Consilium Internationale

FAMILY COMMISSION
Silvia Diana OFS

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CONCLUSIONS OF SYNOD ON THE FAMILY
CONCLUSION


94. During this assembly, we synod fathers, gathered around Pope Francis, experienced the tenderness and the prayer of the whole Church, we walked like the disciples of Emmaus and recognized the presence of Christ in the breaking of bread at the Eucharistic table, in fellowship and the sharing of pastoral experiences. We hope that the result of this work, now delivered into the hands of the Successor of Peter, might give hope and joy to many families in the world, guidance to pastors and pastoral workers, and a stimulus to the work of evangelization. In concluding this report, we humbly ask the Holy Father to consider the possibility of issuing a document on the family, so that the family, the domestic Church, might increasingly radiate Christ, who is the light of the world.


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

 

 

2018 - 2                                                  Year 25                                                          N. 98

 

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AS YOU SENT ME INTO THE WORLD,
SO I SENT THEM INTO THE WORLD (Jn 17, 18)
40 years after the Seraphicus Patriarcha

WORK AS VOCATION AND MISSION
Fr. Francis Bongajum Dor, OFMCap

Introduction


In early 2008, a Symposium was held in Assisi on the theme “Economy: from instrument to idol”. One of the facilitators who presented the deep change in the European society after the second world war, was particularly touching. He showed how, after the devastating effects of the war, the society had hoped to find salvation in work since it seemed the only way to rebuild a devastated economy. It functioned for a while. Barely fifty years after the economic dream, the frustration of millions of jobless persons and cry of millions of persons under new forms of slavery is rising to heaven. As brothers and sisters who “Strive for perfect charity in their own secular state” (Rule 2), it is important today that Secular Franciscans take time to reflect, pray and share on their relationship to work in the light of Divine Revelation, the Social teachings of the Church and their proper Rule.

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