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The National Fraternity of Venezuela has celebrated its National Elective Chapter in September 2014.
The new national minister is Alejandro Albornoz and Marielide de Lima has been elected as international councillor.

 

 

The National Fraternity of Japan has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 28 February 2015.
The new national minister and international councillor Francis Takeda.

K O I N Ō N I A

...together on the journey

CONFERENCE OF OFS GENERAL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS -- YOUFRA
2014 – 3    Year 21    no. 83



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Many of those who participated in the OFS Genearl Chapter last November signed the petition orgagnized by the fraternity in Cannara, which was participating in the FAI (acronym for the Italian Fund for the Environment) in the defense of the “places of the heart”, a competition that each year recognizes the place whose supporters gathered the most signatures, in which they presented a project for an open-air sanctuary at Piandarca which is, according to tradition, where Francis preached to the birds and the birthplace of the OFS.

2014 CIOFS Program for Ongoing Formation

Theme VII: St. Ludwig and Our Sister Bodily Death1

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"The king was so filled with the spirit of charity that although many tried to dissuade him because of the danger, he would willingly go to visit the sick even if (he was) suffering in agony. He would offer them words of consolation and much needed advice." (Guillaume de Chartres, De Vita et de miraculis)

 

was born in the year 1226 at Saludecio, to Felice, of the house of Ronconi, and his wife Santa. Orphaned at a young age, he spent his early years with his brother’s family.