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Season of creation – September 1st – October 4th

CHRISTIANS PRAY AND CARE FOR CREATION, TOGETHER

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HOW IT STARTED

The Season of Creation, running yearly between September 1 and October 4, is that time of the year when Christians are invited to pray and care for creation. September 1 was proclaimed as a day of prayer for creation (World Day of Prayer for Creation, or Creation Day) by Ecumenical Patriarch Dimitrios I for the Orthodox in 1989, and was embraced by the other major Christian European churches in 2001 and by Pope Francis for the Roman Catholic Church in 2015. And it has happened that in recent years many Christian churches have started celebrating the “Season of Creation” (also known as Creation Time) between that date and October 4, which is the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (author of the Canticle of the Creatures in the 13th century) that some Western traditions observe. It is meant to give flexibility to celebrate prayer services for creation in alternative dates throughout the month, while engaging in different actions to care for creation throughout the season.

The OFS National Fraternity of Philippines has celebrated its National Elective Chapter from April 29 to May 3, 2017. The new national minister and international councillor is Belinda Inao. Congratulations to the whole National Council!

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Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis



Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Silvia Diana OFS

                                                                           Translation: Mary Stronach OFS 

 

 

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY OCTOBER 2015

PART III
The Christian Teaching on the Family 

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Chapter III talks about The Family in Christian Doctrine. We continue integrating the richness of the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (AL) and sharing our local realities in order to strengthen our families and to accompany our brothers and sisters on the journey. Read the texts below and then discuss in your fraternity based on the questions.

K O I N Ō N I A
...together on the journey

CONFERENCE OF GENERAL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS OFS – YOUFRA


2017 - 1                                                                                    Year 24                                                                                     n. 93

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LIVING THE FRANCISCAN CHARISM IN TODAY'S WORLD

40 years after the Seraphicus Patriarch

 

SEDUCED BY GOD, SEEKERS OF CHRIST[1]

Secular Franciscans and their relationship with God

Fr. Amando Trujillo Cano, TOR

 

Presentation of Juvénal Kabera, Rwandan Secular Franciscan in memory of the victims of the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda in 1994

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Juvénal Kabera, catholic originally from the Kigoma Parish in the diocese of Kabgayi in the District of Ruhango, was born in 1959 in a family of 4 children. Because of his life of simplicity, generosity, humility and dedication, his spirit of service, he had opted for Franciscan spirituality since 1983, and was minister in the Secular Franciscan Order in Rwanda from October 3rd1993 until April 1994 for a period of 6 months prior his death on April 7th 1994 at the age of 35years.

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To emphasize communion with the Pope, we offer the Holy Father’s monthly intention and an OFS intention, based on the life and major events of the Order. The local fraternities will pray for both.