Secular Franciscan Order

Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis

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The National Fraternity of Ireland has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 26 August in Dublin, at All Hallows College, Drumcondra. The new national minister is Colm McConfhaola and Breda Casserly has been elected as international councillor.

 

The XVIII Quinquennial Congress of the Secular Franciscan Order of the USA was held from July 3-8, 2012, in Skokie, Illinois, at the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore Skokie Hotel. The theme of the Congress was, "Why Francis? – Claim the Gift!"

On April 21-22nd, 2012 the National Elective Chapter of Taiwan was held. On this occasion, the National Fraternity of the OFS in Taiwan was officially constituted, in the presence of Lucy Almiranez, OFS, from the Philippines, Councillor of the CIOFS Presidency and Fr Claudio Pegoraro, OFM, Provincial Minister of Taiwan, as a delegate of the Conference of General spiritual assistants (CAS).

The National Fraternity of El Salvador has celebrated its National Elective Chapter between the 15th and 17th of June. Alberto Zaldaña, first to the left in the picture, has been re-elected National Minister and International Councilor.

The National Fraternity of Puerto Rico has celebrated its National Elective Chapter between 8-10 June, in the "OFS House"  located in Utuado, Puerto Rico. Juan Carlos Gastón has been re-elected National Minister and International Councilor.