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Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Fr. Francis Dor OFMCap 

 Translation: Mary Stronach OFS 

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY 

PART III - THE MISSION OF THE FAMILY 
Chapter IV - Towards the Ecclesial Fullness of the Family 

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PRESENTATION


We continue our work focused on the final report of the synod on the family of October 24, 2015. This third and last part, which is made up of four chapters, deals with the mission of the family. The following article was prepared by Fr. Francis Bongajum Dor, OFMCap, and summarizes the first of the four chapters - from No. 56-61 - and relates to the formation of the family.

Request for all the Franciscan brothers in the world to pray for Kenya.

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Dear Brothers Today,

the 26th October, 2017, Kenya is once again returning to the polls to elect a President, after August’s election was annulled by the Supreme Court.

This is a very difficult moment for this beautiful country. The headquarters of OFM’s East Africa province is located here in the country’s capital, Nairobi.

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

CONFERENCE OF GENERAL SPIRITUAL ASSISTANTS OFS – YOUFRA


2017 - 2                                                                                                 Year 24                                                                                                                          n. 94

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LIVING THE FRANCISCAN CHARISM IN TODAY'S WORLD

40 years after the Seraphicus Patriarch

“The Lord gave me brothers and sisters” (cf. Test. 14):

The secular Franciscans and the gift of fraternity

Fr. Alfred Parambakathu OFMConv

Introduction

From May 29 to June 2 was held a “Capitolo generalissimo” of all the Franciscan families of Umbria to commemorate the fifth centenary of Itevos. The “prophecy of fraternal communion” is what has been experienced and activated in Foligno, in the knowledge that there is no truth, nor Christian credibility in a spirituality that does not become fraternal communion[1]. It would mean that we Franciscans have yet a long way to walk on the footprints of Francis. The present study is a humble attempt to understand the meaning of fraternal bonds in the life of a secular Franciscan.First we will go through the life and Writings of Francis and then will take up the Rule and Constitutions of OFS.

The OFS National Fraternity of Cape Verde has celebrated its National Elective Chapter from 30 June to 2 July 2017. The new national minister is Orlando Burgo and the international councillor is Adilson José de Pina. 

The OFS Regional Fraternity of Hong Kong - Macau has celebrated its Elective Chapter on 2 July 2017. The new regional minister is Teresa Wong. 

Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis



Consilium Internationale
FAMILY COMMISSION

Jenny Harrington OFS 

 

 CONCLUSIONS OF THE SYNOD OF THE FAMILY 

PART II - The Family in God's plan
Chapter IV - Towards the Ecclesial Fullness of the Family 

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Christ chose to be born and grow up in the bosom of the holy family of Joseph and Mary. The Church is nothing other than "the family of God." From the beginning, the core of the Church was often constituted by those who had become believers "together with all [their] household."cf Acts 18.8 When they were converted, they desired that "their whole household" should also be saved.cf Acts 16:31; Acts 11:14 These families who became believers were islands of Christian life in an unbelieving world. (CCC 1655)

The new emerging OFS National Fraternity of Malaysia elected its first National Council on June 11, 2017. Marina Anjuman has been elected as national minister.