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The National Fraternity of Malta has celebrated its National Elective Chapter on 21 May 2016 in Floriana. The new national minister is Tony Vella and international councilor is Godwin Vella Clark. Congratulations!

PRAYER PROGRAM FOR OFS-YOUFRA: MONTHLY INTENTIONS

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For each month, there is a general prayer intention, and a specific intention depending on the life of the Universal Church and particularly on important events in National Fraternities around the world. Let Local Fraternities pray for both.

A double two-day workshop on the Role of Major Superiors and Spiritual Assistants of the Secular Franciscan Order was held in the Gauteng and Kwazulu – Natal regions of South Africa from Second to 10th of February 2016. The purpose of double was to facilitate the participation of most, if not all Major superiors of the First Order and TOR and of the Spiritual Assistants of all levels. The workshop was animated by Br. Francis Bongajum Dor OFMCap, General Spiritual Assistant; and Jenny Harrington OFS, Presidency Councilor.

The OFS national fraternity of Zambia has a new Council.

This was elected on January 29th at the national elective chapter held at the Franciscan Centre in Ndola. The chapter was presided over by Jenny Harrington OFS – South Africa, Presidency Councilor and delegate of Minister General Tibor Kauser (extreme left in picture). She was assisted by Br. Francis Bongajum Dor OFMCap, (Second from L. to R.); General Spiritual Assistant. Present at the important event was also Br. Thomas Zulu OFMCap, Custos of the Capuchin Friars in Zambia (5th standing from L. to R.) .

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PONTIFICIUM CONSILIUM*
PRO LAICIS

Vaticano, February 4, 2016

Dear Mr. Tibor Kauser,

I want to thank you for your letter Protocol No. 2828 /14-20 of January 15, 2016, which included the summary report of the activities of the Secular Franciscan Order for 2015.
In particular, I appreciated your reflection about the need for transition from a life and a vocation dedicated to personal devotion to a concrete and renewed commitment to fraternal life and to the will to live and bear witness as seculars, in the Church and in the world.

*Note: the original is in Italian language