Secular Franciscan Order

Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

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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.

2018

January

For the Evangelization: That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian Countries, may be able to practice their faith in full freedom.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Togo, Mozambique, and Korea.

Our Father…

February

Universal: That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.

OFS: For the national fraternities of RD Congo (VP), and Cyprus (VFP).

Our Father…

March

For the Evangelization: That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Brazil (VFP), Switzerland, Russia and Japan.

Our Father…

April

Universal: That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Mauritius, Cuba, Latvia, Taiwan and for the CIOFS Presidency.

Our Father…

May

For the Evangelization: That the lay faithful may fulfil their specific mission, by responding with creativity to the challenges that face the world today.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Canada, Costa Rica and New Zealand (VFP).

Our Father…

June

Universal: That social networks may work towards that inclusiveness which respects others for their differences.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Haiti, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, El Salvador, Austria, Malawi and Puerto Rico.

Our Father…

July

For the Evangelization: That priests, who experience fatigue and loneliness in their pastoral work, may find help and comfort in their intimacy with the Lord and in their friendship with their brother priests.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Rwanda and for the Pan-African Congress.

Our Father…

August

Universal: That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Paraguay (VFP), Ireland, Brazil and the European Congress.

Our Father…

September

Universal: That young people in Africa may have access to education and work in their own countries.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Great Britain, Oceania Australia (VFP), Angola and Sweden.

Our Father…

October

For the Evangelization: That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

OFS: For the national fraternities of Croatia (VFP), Sri Lanka and India.

Our Father…

November

Universal: That the language of love and dialogue may always prevail over the language of conflict.

OFS: For the national fraternities of the United States, Portugal, Vietnam (VFP), Nicaragua (VFP) and for the CIOFS Presidency.

Our Father…

December

For the Evangelization: That people, who are involved in the service and transmission of faith, may find, in their dialogue with culture, a language suited to the conditions of the present time.

OFS: For all the national fraternities in difficulty.

Our Father…