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To all OFS and YouFra brothers and sisters,
To all Franciscan friars of the First Order and TOR,
To all the rest of the Franciscan Family, and
To all people of good will,


May the Lord give you his peace!


We wish to share with you the joy of having celebrated the XV General Ordinary Chapter
of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS), from November 4-12, 2017, in Rome, at the Seraphicum
OFM Conv International College! 124 participants – capitulars, observers, guests, speakers, and
supporting teams – from 75 countries gathered to celebrate the gift of our secular Franciscan
vocation to "rebuild" the Church (OFS Cost. 100.1) and to build a more fraternal and
evangelical world! (OFS Rule, 14).

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On March 3, 2018 at the Hotellerie Franciscaine in Saint Maurice, an OFS Chapter was held for the election of the Regional Council in Switzerland. Present were Attilio Galimberti, OFS, the Minister General’s the delegate and CAS member Fr. Alfred Parambakathu, OFM Conv.

Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis



Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Jenny Harrington OFS 

CONCLUSIONS OF SYNOD ON THE FAMILY Part III - THE MISSION OF THE FAMILY

Chapter III

The Family and Pastoral accompaniment 

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We continue our work focused on the final report of the synod of the family of October 24, 2015. This following article was prepared by Jenny Harrington ofs, and summarizes the third chapter of PART 3 “The Mission of the Family”, - from 69 to 86 - and relates to the Family and Pastoral Accompaniment

Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis



Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Silvia Diana OFS

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY 

Chapter II
Family, Generativity, Upbringing

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The Transmission of Life


62. The presence of large families in the Church is a blessing for the Christian community and society, because openness to life is an intrinsic requirement of conjugal love. In this regard, the Church expresses her deep gratitude to families who welcome children — especially those who are most weak and vulnerable — raise them, surround them with affection and transmit the faith to them.. […]

K O I N Ō N I A
...together on the journey

CONFERENCE OF GENERAL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS OFS – YOUFRA


2017 - 4                                                                            Year 24                                                                                       n. 96                                                                                                       

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LIVING THE FRANCISCAN CHARISM IN TODAY'S WORLD

40 years after the Seraphicus Patriarcha

 

“GO WITH THE GOSPEL IN THE HEART AND IN THE HANDS” [1]:

Franciscan Youth in the World

Fr. Pedro Zitha, OFM

 

INTRODUCTION

By looking at what is happening in today's world it is easy to understand that people need courageous believers who seriously take up their identity as followers of Christ who lives and is present in the life of everyone. Even the emergence of so many Christian movements is a confirmation that many are thirsty for the Word of God. And it is true that people alone and without the help of God are unable to quench this thirst. But people must cooperate effectively and this happens through the contemplation of the Word of God in the Gospel.

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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.