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Venerable Giacomo of Balduina

On June 16, 2017, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to issue the decree super virtutibus for Giacomo of Balduina, priest and confessor, member of the Province of the Holy Cross, who died at Lourdes and…

Europe Project: Cracow Meeting

The coordinating group of the friars commissioned by the General Minister for the Europe Project met from May 16 to 20, 2017. The Province of Cracow (Poland) welcomed the participants at the friary of Cracow (Olszanica). A little history The first meeting of the Europe…

Forty years of the OFS Rule

This year is the fortieth anniversary of the publication of the Rule of the OFS (Secular Franciscan Order) by Pope Blessed Paul VI with the apostolic letter Seraphicus Patriarcha on June 24, 1978. For the occasion this year, the four General Assistants to the OFS…

Br. Carlos Cartagena, rest in peace.

Br. Carlos Cartagena died on April 26, 2017 in the friary of St. Anthony of Padua in Santiago de Chile. He had entered the Order on March 4, 1945, professed temporary vows on February 11, 1952 and perpetual vows the following year. He was ordained…

Unity: Within Arm’s Reach

The participation of the three OFM General Ministers in the seventh Congress of the School of Higher Franciscan Studies (ESEF) concluded on May 23, 2017. After having listened to the three I have the certainty that the unity of the Obediences will occur sooner or…

July 3: Capuchin Family Day

July 3 is a special day in the Capuchin calendar, for it is the date of the papal bull Religionis zelus (1528) by which the Capuchin reform was recognized officially 489 years ago. Each year on this day we are able to remember that we…
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