Bishop Vlado Kosic, brother Quirino, was permanently professed into the local Hrvatski Čuntić Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order
On Sunday, May 4, 2014, the Secular Franciscan Order became richer because of a pastor who decided to follow the life of St. Francis, and accept the Secular Franciscan vocation. Bishop Vlado Kosic, bishop of the Diocese of Sisak (Croatia), after a year of formation, was permanently professed into local OFS Fraternity Hrvatski Čuntić, and took the name Brother Quirinus, martyr from the early centuries of Christianity from the region of Pannonia, and patron saint of the Diocese of Sisak. Bishop Vlado Kosic is the third Croatian bishop who has become a member of the OFS.
2014 CIOFS Program for Ongoing Formation
Theme IV: Saint Louis and Education
“Before going to bed, he would have all his children come before him and reminded them of the actions of good kings and good emperors. And he told them to take example from such people. He would also tell them of the actions of nasty princes who, because of their luxurious tastes, abductions and avarice, had lost their kingdoms” (According to Jean de Joinville, Life of Saint Louis).
HistoriCAL ENLIGHTENMENT: SAINT LOUIS or the concern for AN integral education
In the thirteenth century, there was no compartmentalization among the various sciences, and theologians were also mathematicians, physicians and philosophers.
2014 CIOFS Programme for On-going Formation
Theme III : Saint Louis and Marriage
“If sometimes I spend a lot of money, I would better like to do this with alms for the love of God than for frivolity or fashionable items” (Saint Louis to his wife Marguerite).
OFS National Fraternity of Oceania (Australia)
Assisting to poor families in India - Project Adoption
1. Project Description
Project Adoption is an initiative of the Secular Franciscans in Australia. For over forty years, we have supported poor families in Kerala State. Working with the Franciscan Family Apostolate in India, we send quarterly donations to two Catholic dioceses there. Project Adoption also supports St. Alphonsa Home for Disabled Girls in the Thrissur Archdiocese.
National Elective Chapter, Romania
The National Fraternity of Romania has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 23 May in Oradea.
National Elective Chapter, The Netherlands
The National Fraternity of the Netherlands has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 24 May 2014 in Denekamp.
PIWC Formation Program, 9/2013-2014
FORMATION PROGRAM 2013-2014
Dossier No. 9
Prepared by Ms. Consuelo Núñez (Chelito) OFS – Edited by Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano TOR
SERVICE AND PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS
“The ancient church (…) that at the same time prayed for emperors, refused to adore them, and so clearly rejected the state religion. The martyrs of the early church died for their faith in God who had revealed himself in Jesus Christ, and so they died also for freedom of conscience and for the liberty to profess their faith, a profession that no State can impose, but can only become one’s own with the grace of God with freedom of conscience.” (Benedict XVI)