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Itinerant Schools / Franciscan Evangelical Life
We report that there have been two, three-week itinerant schools this year. One in North India organized by Sr. Ceelia Mankuriyil and one in Kenya for East Africa organized by Sr. Pauline Mary Weisiko. The Council wishes to thank the two council members who organized these courses. Full reports will be prepared for the General Assembly on these schools.
Launch of the Conference's New Website 2007
The new web site of the International Conference of the Sisters and Brothers of the Third Order Regular was opened at the beginning of February 2007 (www.ifc-tor.org). The project - from the idea to planning phase - was begun in the 2nd semester of 2006 and the design of the main graphic layout was completed in 3 months.
Once made public on the World Wide Web, the IFC-TOR site is initially to go through a period of testing in which it's contents will grow regularly (including the implementation of a search engine, the browsing of the IFC-TOR Members' list - directly from the last updated database maintained in the offices of the IFC-TOR, Rome).
Therefore, some details of the layout may change as time goes by in order to improve the user friendly nature of our web site. Also your suggestions are welcomed during your use of this Franciscan resource. Please send us any comments and suggestions to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org . The information provided on this web site is available in 6 languages - Italian, French, English, German, Spanish and Portuguese.
As stated in the welcome message to the home page, our intent is to supply an instrument of collaboration for the Franciscan family in the world.
A Day of Prayer and Fasting
Discussing how we might commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Peace / Conference of the Franciscan Family (CFF)
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. Building on this celebration, John Paul II made popular the idea of the
Spirit of Assisi, a concept which has inspired many efforts to promote peace and dialogue over the
last quarter century. We would like to reinforce our commitment to peace and dialogue by
encouraging the entire Franciscan Family to celebrate this important anniversary. Our JPIC
promoters and those responsible for the service for dialogue have been involved in these
conversations, along with others interested in the event.
Letter to the Romans / 25th anniversary of the Spirit of Assisi
Dear sisters and brothers in Saint Francis:
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" this coming October 27th, and to keep alive the values promoted in that celebration at all times.
Mindful that not everybody can travel to Assisi, we would like to inform you about some activities that will take place in the Rome area and give you the opportunity to join them and/or celebrate in your own communities:
Celebrating "The Spirit of Assisi" - 25th anniversary
It is with great pleasure that we write to you on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the historic day of prayer and fasting held in Assisi on October 27, 1986.
Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM - President CFF, Min. Gen. OFM
Fr. James Puglisi, SA - Min. Gen. Franciscan Friars of the Atonement
Fr. Mauro Jöhri, OFMCap - Minister General OFMCap
Fr. Michael Higgins, TOR - Minister General TOR
Fr. Marco Tasca, OFMConv - Minister General OFMConv
Encarnación Del Pozo, OFS - Minister General OFS
Read full letter by Ministers General
Visit Spirit of Assisi website prepared by the Romans 6:
RIO 2013 / World Youth Day
The World Youth Day will take place in Rio, July 2013.
The CFF is hopeful that we will have a program as was done for Madrid,
especially where the various communities may exhibit vocational materials.
Feast of St. Francis / Pastoral Visit to Assisi of the Holy Father Pope Francis / 4 October 2013
Feast of St. Francis 2013 / Message from the Council
Common Franciscan Initiative for the Environment
The Church calls all Christians to be responsible stewards of the environment, and this is even more of a pressing demand for brothers and sisters of St. Francis. In this year when we observe the 35th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s naming of St. Francis of Assisi as patron of those who are concerned for the environment (November 29, 1979). Franciscans are asked to give special attention to our sister Mother Earth.
For this occasion the International Franciscan Commission for Justice and Peace, also known as Roman 6 – representative of the three branches of the First Order, of the Secular Franciscan Order, of the Friars of the Third Order Regular and of the International Franciscan Conference of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular (IFC-TOR) – have prepared a reflection on the topic. Beginning on the World Day of Water, March 22, this reflection along with materials in diverse language for celebrating in prayer and ritual, can be found at the new website,
Launch of the Conference's New Website / 2014
A new website, completely reworked and updated, containing the area section reserved for members, is available on-line since November in the following 6 languages: English, Italian, French, Deutsch, Spanish and Portuguese.
Assemblea Nazionale MoReFra
|Superiore Generali e Provinciali e loro Consigli
26-28 marzo 2015
Tema: LA VITA DELLE RELIGIOSE FRANCESCANE NELL’OGGI – IL DONO DELLE ORIGINI
Sr. M. Gabriella Bortot › email email@example.com
Religious leaders of many faiths in Assisi
Interreligious World Day of Prayer for Peace