In the city of Cumbaya, Quito, Ecuador, in the Retreat House "San Patricio", from the 25th through the 29th of May 2016, the "Ninth Latin American Congress OFS-YouFra " has taken place. From the CIOFS Presidency there were present Tibor Kauser, SFO Minister General, ChelitoNuñez, Vice-Minister general OFS, Andrea Odak, Councillor for YouFra, Silvia Diana and Ana Maria Rafo Laos, the Spanish and Portuguese area councilors, Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR, General Assistant SFO-YouFra and Fr. Martin Bitzer, OFMConv, General Assistant OFS-YouFra.
Franciscan Family Conference
World Youth Day 2016
Dear young Franciscans all over the world, may the Lord give you peace!
Our Seraphic Brother Saint Francis showed himself to be a true lover of God's mercy. Finding himself deeply loved by the "Father of Mercies" (Cf. 2 COR 1.3) while still in his youth, the poor man of Assisi allowed this virtue to embrace his life and become in him availability, movement and liberation. Francis himself manifested this dynamism when he writes in his Testament that the Lord led his heart so he could go among the lepers, giving and receiving mercy (Cf. Test 2-3).
The National Fraternity of Dominican Republic has celebrated its National Elective Chapter from the 24th to the 26th of June 2016. The new national minister is our sister María Mejía, the Deputy Minister is our brother Luis Diego Ruiz and the International Councilor our sister Aida López. Congratulations!
New council of Sofia Fraternity elected : see names above. Everything serene and in harmony.
Vesselin Krastev, minister, Elizabetha Bosilokova, vice minister, Anna Ivanova , treasurer, Milka Valova, secretary e Eva Slavcheva , formation
The National Fraternity of Ukraine has celebrated its National Elective Chapter. The new national minister is Natalia Alimis and international councilor is Dina shabalina. Congratulations!
Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis
FAMILY COMMISSION Fr. Francis Dor OFMCap.
CONCLUSIONS OF SYNOD ON THE FAMILY, OCTOBER 2015
PART 2 -Chapter II
The Family in the Socio-Economic context
Last April 8th, the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris lætitia (AL) of the holy Father Pope Francis on love in the family, based on the conclusions of the last Synod, was published1. The importance of the family for the Society as a whole and for the Church in particular can never be over-emphasized. In fact, “The family is “the vital cell of society”. For that reason, “The welfare of the family is decisive for the future of the world and that of the Church” (AL 31). Chapter two of the Conclusions of the Synod (n° 11- n° 16), presents a global view of the socio-economic context of the family today.