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.
2014 CIOFS Programme for On-going Formation
Theme III : Saint Louis and Marriage
“GOD, France and Marguerite” (Motto engraved on Saint Louis’ wedding ring).
“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).
HISTORICAL ENLIGHTENMENT: “MARRIED LIFE LIVED WITH FAITH”
It is the spouses who themselves administer the sacrament of marriage with their mutual consent.
At the time of Saint Louis, the men, and especially the women, married much younger than today. The marriage was usually the result of an arrangement between the families of the future couple.
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)
National Elective Chapter, Belgium, Flanders
The National Fraternity of Flanders, Belgium has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 26 April 2014.
National Elective Chapter, Bosnia and Herzegovina
The National Fraternity of Bosnia and Herzegovina has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on17 May in Rama.