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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,...
Corea

South Korea: 61st Vocation Sunday Event

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, friars from five different friaries, including some friars in formation at the local seminary, participated in the 61st Vocation...
Polonia-Cracovia

Poland-Cracow: Ordinary Provincial Chapter, Part 1

On April 15-19, 2024, the Province of St. Anthony and Bl. James of Strepar in Poland (Cracow) celebrated the first part of its Ordinary...
Ozërsk

Russia: Dedication of the Church in Ozërsk

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the Conventual Franciscan friars in Chernyakhovsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia, dedicated the Parish Church of the Annunciation of the Lord...
Smirne

Karşıyaka – Izmir: Conventual Franciscans Return to the Parish of St. Helena

Sunday, April 14, 2024, was a day of great significance for the faithful in the Karşıyaka District of Izmir, Turkey. It was the day...
Sicilia-Calabria

Sicily-Calabria: Fraternal Assembly

On April 15-16, 2024, the friars of the Italian Province of the Immaculate Conception (Sicily-Calabria) conducted a Fraternal Assembly under the title: “For a...