30 May 2020
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The Philippines: Formation News

On March 15, 2020, in response to rising COVID 19 cases, the government of the Philippines issued a community quarantine order for the entire...

Belarus: Priestly Ordination

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, our confrere Friar Alaksiej M. JUCHNIEWICZ was ordained to the priesthood through the laying on of hands of the...
Papa Francesco

Romania: Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA Appointed “Missionary of Mercy”

His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA a "Missionary of Mercy," by decree, on April 21, 2020. Friar Marius-Petru is a member of...
Jan Paweł II

The Conventuals and the 100th Birthday of St. John Paul II

May 18, 2020, marks the 100th birthday of St. John Paul II, the pope from Poland who changed the face of the Church and...

Seraphicum: Ministries of Lector and Acolyte

On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, the Minister General, Friar Carlos A. TROVARELLI, conferred the ministries of lector and acolyte upon a number of student...

Legal Updates

Ipso Facto Dismissal for Illegitimate Absence and Inability to Be Contacted The Motu proprio "Communis vita" promulgated by Pope Francis on March 19, 2019, introduced...

Former Minister General Friar Marco Tasca Appointed Archbishop of Genoa

Today, May 8, 2020, at noon, the Holy See officially announced that the Holy Father appointed our confrere and former Minister General, Friar Marco...

300 Years as the Principal Patroness of the Order

A few days ago the Minister General, Friar Carlos TROVARELLI, received a letter from one of the oldest friars in the Order, Friar Oreste...
Santi XII Apostoli, Roma

Rome: Feast of the Apostles Philip and James the Lesser

This year, the feast of the patron saints of the Basilica of the Twelve Holy Apostles in Rome coincided with the Fourth Sunday of...
Oriente Terra Santa

Orient-Holy Land: A Novel Spiritual Retreat

From April 27 to May 2, 2020, the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land took part in a spiritual retreat with...