Secular Franciscan Order

Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

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OFS National Fraternity of Canada
Implementation of Regional JPIC Action Plan

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1.    Description of Project

The implementation of Regional JPIC Action Plan at the local fraternity level is a project conceived as continuing formation leading to simple actions individually and fraternally.

OFS Active Presence in the World Survey

National Fraternity of Canada

Twinning or sponsorship of Haitian children

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1.       Project Description

The twinning or sponsorship of Haitian children project consists of contributing with funds ($ 300 / child) for a year, to support (2) young Haitian ($600) in their academic development.

On April 21-22nd, 2012 the National Elective Chapter of Taiwan was held. On this occasion, the National Fraternity of the OFS in Taiwan was officially constituted, in the presence of Lucy Almiranez, OFS, from the Philippines, Councillor of the CIOFS Presidency and Fr Claudio Pegoraro, OFM, Provincial Minister of Taiwan, as a delegate of the Conference of General spiritual assistants (CAS).

The National Fraternity of El Salvador has celebrated its National Elective Chapter between the 15th and 17th of June. Alberto Zaldaña, first to the left in the picture, has been re-elected National Minister and International Councilor.

The National Fraternity of Puerto Rico has celebrated its National Elective Chapter between 8-10 June, in the "OFS House"  located in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Juan Carlos Gastón has been re-elected National Minister and International Councilor.

The National Fraternity of the Czech Republic has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on June 9 in Velehrad, Moravia. The new national minister is Jiří Šenkýř and Alexandra Tesaříková has been elected as international councillor.

The National Fraternity of Austria has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on June 2nd in Bildungshaus Sodalitas, Tainach, Carinthia. The new national minister is Alfred Obermair who has been elected also as international councillor.