September 22, 2021

Decree Regarding the Heroic Virtues of the Venerable Servant of God Placido CORTESE

On 30 August, 2021, the Holy Father Francis received in audience His Eminence Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of...

The Mission of St. Francis of Assisi and the First Friars

8. The Situation in Non-Christian Lands The Church deeply desired missionary activity ad gentes, even before the time of St. Francis. One of its strongest...

FEMO: Ongoing Formation Courses

Ongoing formation is much more than organizing formation courses and meetings. However, these events can be an important stimulus in the renewal of religious...

Latvia: OFS National Elective Chapter

The National Elective Chapter of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) in Latvia took place on Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Holy Trinity Parish...

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Fraternal and Pastoral Visit – OFS National Chapter

On July 9-11, 2021, the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) in Bosnia and Herzegovina received a fraternal and pastoral visit, and...

The Mission of St. Francis of Assisi and the First Friars

7. The Preaching Activities of the Friars Reports from other religious of the time, especially the Benedictines, confirm that the friars had the habit of...
OFS

OFS of Italy: New National Council Elected

On Saturday, July 3, 2021, the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) of Italy elected its new National Council. The OFS Chapter Assembly met together in...

SGF Meetings with FAMC and FEMO Formators

On June 14, 2021, members of the General Secretariat for Formation (SGF) met online with the formators of the Federation of Asian Minors Conventual...

Poland: Franciscan Formation for Cloistered Nuns

On June 16, 2021, the sisters of the cloistered Franciscan congregations in Poland concluded a year of Franciscan formation. During the year, Friar Emil...

The Mission of St. Francis of Assisi and the First Friars

6. Preaching Conversion and Penance When St. Francis wrote about preachers in chapter XVII of the Earlier Rule (46-49), he spoke about their standing, wishing...