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Loyalty and the Franciscan Spirit

As we mentioned in previous articles, we know that following Jesus Christ means going outside of ourselves and setting out on a journey. However,...

Preaching by Example

Chapter XVII of the Earlier Rule talks about preachers. It can be summarized in the following sentence: “Let all the brothers, beware of all...

In the Bosom of the Church

St. Francis wrote in Chapter XIX of the Earlier Rule: Let all the brothers be, live, and speak as Catholics (Earlier Rule XIX, 1; FF...

Two Ways of Evangelizing

In a world that seems to be moving away from Gospel values, a 13th century man named Francis presents us with two ways that...

War Horse

In Chapter XV of the Earlier Rule, St. Francis forbids riding horseback. Why? How could this passage be relevant for us, men and women...

A Leap of Faith

In previous reflections, we talked about money, work, alms, and of course, poverty. In chapter XIV of the Earlier Rule, when Francis writes about...

No One Is Disposable

As we mentioned in the previous reflections, following Jesus, within Franciscan spirituality, implies embracing a lifestyle based on minority and fraternity. This leads us...

“We Are Not Throwaway”

St. Francis of Assisi had the great sensitivity to devote an entire chapter of the Earlier Rule to sick friars, pointing out that their...

When It Is Necessary, They May Go for Alms

We have seen that St. Francis of Assisi made chapter VIII of the Earlier Rule about the use of money. Chapter IX, on the...

Money: A Double-Edged Tool

In the previous article, we reflected on the way we should serve and work. We looked at concrete ways of carrying out these tasks,...
Francia-Belgio

France-Belgium: Custodial Gathering

On September 26-30, 2022, the friars of the Provincial Custody of St. Bonaventure in France-Belgium gathered at the friary in Brussels, Belgium, for a...
Germania

Germany: Inter-Franciscan Collaboration

The “Interfranziskanische Arbeitsgemeinschaft” (INFAG) is an association of over forty communities of Franciscan religious women, eight communities of Franciscan religious men, including the Order...
Austria

Austria: Great Devotion to St. Anthony of Padua

Our friars at the Heilige Dreifaltigkeitn Friary in Vienna, Austria, have a great devotion to St. Anthony of Padua There are currently six friars...
Ghana

Ghana: New Postulants Admitted

On September 29, 2022, Provincial Custody of St. Anthony of Padua in Ghana admitted five young men into its postulancy program. The ceremony took...