“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.
Additional TOR Resource Available
The TOR Conference was asked to distribute the English language issues of the TAU Series. The TAU Series contains materials/articles which may be used for formation and Franciscan spirituality.
These reflections are provided by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia with Sister Kathleen Moffatt coordinating the project. We are grateful to the congregation and to all the Sisters who are contributors.
These articles will be posted monthly on the IFC-TOR website, beginning in January 2019.
It was 800 years ago at this time, that Francis was in Damietta, Egypt. He was the self-proclaimed Herald of the Great King! In the summer of 1219, he boarded a ship and left Italy. After a long journey over strong and raging waters, he made his way to see the Sultan Malik al-Kamil, with the dream of changing the course of violence to peace, after the two bloody years of the Fifth Crusade.
We would like the sisters or brothers of their congregations to tell how they are giving witness the Third Order Charism in their lives. The articles should be submitted electronically to the General Secretary to be translated and prepared for the website. We are asking for articles about a half page (500 words), accompanied or not by a photo.
When the angels went away from them to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go, then, to Bethlehem to see this thing that has taken place, which the Lord has made known to us.” Luke 2:15
At our recent IFC-TOR Council meeting, we discussed your input from the General Assembly in May, 2017. You have indicated that you like the way Propositum is being done and we thank you for the contributions that have been made: in the past four years, 70 Sisters and Brothers have contributed an article to one of the ten issues. We are grateful for your sharing.
Francis … went around the cities and villages, proclaiming the kingdom of God and preaching peace… in the learning and power of the Spirit. At that time,… it surely seemed a new light had been sent from heaven to earth driving away the darkness that had so nearly covered the whole region that hardly anyone knew where to turn.
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.
On 25 January, a tailing dam in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state breached, killing over 214 people. It soon emerged that its owner, mining company Vale, had repeatedly ignored warnings and failed to take measures that could have prevented this disaster.
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.