Ordo Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum

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Capuchin life is beautiful & let us further prepare ourselves with Ratio

Dear Brothers,

Pace e bene!

We are grateful to God for the blessings He has gifted us in these six years of collaboration with you, in the training of the Formators, initial formation and for the ongoing formative courses.

Now the text of the Ratio are translated in 5 languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French and Portughese. You will find these texts in our Order’s web:

We are called to bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus through our lives. For that one needs preparations, adequate updating in theology, contemplation, human growth, knowing of our reality with its challenges and day-today dedication to create a better world with our tiny sacrifices. Not only the formators but we are all called to witness every day. The Ratio text will help in this journey towards spiritual integration to find some realistic responses to the challenges that we face and above all to help our young friars to have an integral formation.


We thank you for all your fraternal helps, suggestions and all your involvement in the preparation of the text of the Ratio. We will also present a synthesis of the thoughts that have guided us in the shaping of the Ratio. We hope that Chapter members would contribute with their suggestion to finally improve the test. If you have any feedback you could send them to us.

We wish you a good reading and pray for us.

With fraternal wishes
Charles Alphonse & Jaime Rey Ofm Cap
Segretariato Generale della Formazione