Secular Franciscan Order

Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

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On April 21, at the Convent of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Virgin Mary of Riga, chaired by Attilio Galimberti, delegate of the OFS MInister General and by F. Pedro Zitha OFM, Assistant Spiritual General, it has been held the 2nd  National Chapter of the Emergeing fraternity OF of Latvia

Elected ( from the left on the picture ) :

Mara Zakee ,  Marika Skele, Silvita Kravale, Gundega Zake-Cimza ( President and International  Councillor ) , Dace Biltaure e Kaspars Avots

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INTRODUCTION

The Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) whose members are called to live a vocation of charity, a vocation of faithfully following the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, includes among its stages, initial formation -- the time after admission to the Order and before profession. This time is intended to deepen the maturation of the vocation, to enhance the experience of evangelical life in fraternity and to gain a better knowledge of the Order (Art.40 GGCC).

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On March 3, 2018 at the Hotellerie Franciscaine in Saint Maurice, an OFS Chapter was held for the election of the Regional Council in Switzerland. Present were Attilio Galimberti, OFS, the Minister General’s the delegate and CAS member Fr. Alfred Parambakathu, OFM Conv.

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To underline the communion with the Pope, we offer the intention of the Holy Father for the month and an intention for OFS according to the life and important events of the Order. Local Fraternities pray for both.