January 28, 2021

Chile: New Website

The Provincial Delegation in Chile has launched its official website: www.franciscanosconventuales.cl. On November 17, 2020, the 25th anniversary of our presence in Chile was officially...
Papa Francesco

Friar Marius-Petru BÎLHA receives his missionary cross from Pope Francis

Jesus often spoke of the need and the urgency to go and preach the Gospel to all the world (cf. Mk 16:15). Many missionaries...
Ecuador

Ecuador: a retreat for the Post-Novitiate Friars and the Postulants

From December 25, 2020 to January 1, 2021, the Post-Novitiate community and that of the Postulancy in Quito – Ecuador, held their annual retreat. The...
Vescovi OFMConv

Two Brother Bishops for the Latin Near East

Friar Martin KMETEC, the Archbishop of the metropolitan see of Smyrna (Izmir in Turkey) and Friar Dominique MATHIEU, recently nominated as Archbishop of Teheran-Isfahan...

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

Introduction Dear confreres, I would like to share some material with you on the missionary vocation of St. Francis. I will describe medieval Europe in...

Colombia: Simple professions

On 10 January 2021, the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Provincial Custody of Saint Francis of Assisi in Colombia joyfully celebrated...
Corea del Sud

South Korea: Diaconal Ordination

On January 7, 2021, Friar Denis Yooseok OH of the Province of St. Maximilian M. Kolbe in South Korea, was ordained to the diaconate...
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New Conventual Franciscan Archbishop

Today, January 8, 2021, at noon, the Holy See officially announced that Pope Francis has appointed our confrere Friar Dominique MATHIEU, currently Assistant General...
Bolivia

Bolivia: Simple Profession

At 5:00 p.m. on January 1, 2021, the Solemnity of the Mother of God, the Provincial Custody of St. Francis in Bolivia joyfully celebrated...

Bolivia: Priestly Ordination

At 5:00 p.m. on December 12, 2020, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Friar Jonathan Cristian FUNES LUJÁN of the Provincial Custody of...