Two years after launching FranciscanVoice.org, the friars of the Conventual Franciscan Federation (CFF) and Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) are filled with joy this Gaudete Sunday, as VozFranciscana.org goes live!
This Spanish-language website, geared towards youth but appealing to people of all ages, offers a journey through the life and mission of the Conventual Franciscan friars. Here, the viewer will discover more about who we are, what we do, and how to join our brotherhood.
Throughout our history, we friars have offered a powerful and profound voice to the Church, society, and the cultural marketplace of ideas. The sections of this website explore the life and ministry of the friars today, as we continue to lend our voices to the mission of the Kingdom. We speak for the Gospel, for the value of community, for the impoverished and marginalized, for those yearning for justice, for the need to foster peace, and for the protection of God’s creation.
Voz Franciscana features friar-produced videos, podcasts, and photo-essay blogs, all informed by the Franciscan spiritual and intellectual tradition. It speaks to the issues, events, and cultural reference points important in the 21st century. From the serious, to the topical, to the light-hearted, the connecting thread is the joy of the Gospel. We hope this site manifests the dynamic and life-giving quality of our life as Friars Minor Conventual.
The Spanish-language version of this CFF Federation website initiative has been designed and developed by our friars, who represent voices from across the Americas. While some of the material is the same as the English-language website, many videos and podcasts are original!
Special thanks to the friar contributors from the CFF Federation, from the Custodies of Central America and Colombia, and from the Province of Argentina-Uruguay. Your labors have made the launching of this site possible and will carry it well into the future.
Friar Michael LASKY, Director of Voz Franciscana