Wednesday, June 19, 2024
2025 General Chapter

2025 General Chapter: 365 Days Away!

If God wills it, and the world has not ended beforehand, we will begin the 203rd General Chapter with Mass in the chapel of...
2025 General Chapter

2025 General Chapter – Less than 9500 Hours Away!

On Sunday, June 1, 2025, less than thirteen months or 9500 hours away, our Order will begin celebrating its 203rd General Chapter, if God...
Michael T. MARTIN OFMConv

Friar Michael T. MARTIN, OFM Conv., Appointed Bishop of Charlotte

On April 9, 2024, at midday, in Rome, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis had appointed our confrere, Friar Michael Thomas MARTIN, as...
Greccio

Plenary Indulgence on the Eighth Centenary of the Christmas at Greccio

The Conference of the Franciscan Family is pleased to announce that a plenary indulgence has been granted from December 8, 2023, the Solemnity of...
Fra Carlos A. TROVARELLI

Greeting of the Minister General on the Solemnity of St. Francis of Assisi, 2023

One day the Gospel was being read in that church about how the Lord sent out his disciples to preach. The holy man...
Joseph-Wood-OFMConv

Friar Joseph WOOD New Assistant General for the CFF Federation

In March of 2023, the Minister General and his Definitory appointed Friar Joseph WOOD, a member of the Province of St. Bonaventure in the...
Minister General

A Brief Lenten Message from the Minister General

We are beginning a penitential season: Lent, in a year in which we commemorate the 800th anniversary of the Later Rule. We are the...
Discipleship and Ratio

Discipleship and Ratio Online

The texts of Franciscan Discipleship and Ratio Studiorum, which were promulgated by the Minister General, Friar Carlos TROVARELLI, on December 13, 2022, are now...

Christmas Letter from the Minister General

We are about to embark on the four-year journey of the 2023-2026 Franciscan Centenary...
Stefan ACATRINEI OFMConv

New OFS General Spiritual Assistant

On November 1, 2022, Friar Ștefan ACATRINEI of the Province of St. Joseph, Spouse of the B.V.M. in Romania, will officially begin his service...