“Peace and all Good!”
On behalf of the IFC-TOR welcome!
The IFC-TOR web site is conceived of as an instrument of collaboration and peace. It is a meeting point for those who wish to know about us and have news of the International Franciscan Conference-TOR.
It hopes to be a source of information and a means to know the history of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular, the aims of the Conference, in how many and which countries of the world they are present members, their addresses and information about each associated Institution.
In addition the site has the messages issued during the last General Assembly (a meeting held every four years in Assisi).
The IFC-TOR publishes a periodical Propositum, as a further means of sharing the message of the Franciscan Family.
For the next issue of Propositum, the General Council decided to complete the input from the General Assembly last May with reflections by the participants. You were one of the participants!
And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father’s only Son, full of grace and truth. John 1.14
May the Lord give you peace! Francis sent his brothers out to preach and to be the Gospel of Jesus Christ, first to Italy, and then to all the world.
During this meeting, the new Council was elected to serve for four years. They represents sisters and brothers from almost every continent which brings much diversity and many gifts to the group.
With great attentiveness, cheerful expectation and renewed hope, we live the time of Advent as people who walk confident in the promises of our God, who is so very good.
Two important events are marked during 2016: the anniversary of the date tradionally associated with the granting of the Portiuncula Indulgence and the celebration of the Jubilee of Mercy, inspired by the Pope who bears St. Francis' name.
Dear young Franciscans all over the world! 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.
The Ministers General of the Franciscan Family offer their joy and thanks for publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical “Laudato sì, on care for our common home.” In the letter Saint Francis is cited twelve times, making him the key to reading the entire text...
We, the Ministers of the Conference of the Franciscan Family (CFF), wrote to you regarding the financial situation of Franciscans International (FI), and asking for your assistance. It is with joy that we write once again, this time with good news about the organization and its work.
For more than a year the Conference of the Franciscan Family (CFF) has been discussing how we might commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace, which was held in Assisi on October 27, 1986.
By meditating on the passion of Christ through the lens of migration, we hope to engage in a deep, spiritual reflection on the realities faced by many of our migrant and refugee brothers and sisters.
Franciscans International’s Advent 2017 Reflection focuses on the four women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew.
Our involvement in Franciscan International enables us to know the international efforts being made for peace and justice all over the world.
First anniversary of the publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Care for our Common Home, with its incipit taken from St. Francis of Assisi’s Canticle of the Creatures.
We, members of Romans 6, the delegates general and representatives for JPIC for the worldwide Franciscan family, want to remind you of the invitation and encouragement that we received from the Conference of the Franciscan Family to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the “spirit of Assisi” and to keep alive the values promoted in that celebration at all times.