Secular Franciscan Order

Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

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Circular letter of the Conference of General Ministers of the Franciscan First Order and Third Order Regular to all the friars and the brothers and sisters of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) and Franciscan Youth (YouFra) on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the promulgation of the OFS Rule
Dear sisters and brothers, may the Lord give you peace!

Prot. n. 3080

Rome, June 24, 2018

Nativity of Saint John the Baptist


To all my sisters and brothers in te Secular Franciscan Order all over the world

To all the Youfra members all over the world


My dear Sisters and Brothers!

May the Lord give you his peace! 

Dear Secular Franciscans,

CIOFS is excited to present you a special gift to help you celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rule. CIOFS has prepared a 12-minute video, entitled, “Forty years of the ‘New' Rule, A Treasure for the OFS" which provides a historical perspective on the rule of 1978 and a beautiful summary.

Please share this video with your brothers and sisters. View the video and celebrate the rule together. Take some time to discuss and contemplate its message. Celebrate this great treasure in your hearts and carry it with you throughout the day.