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Meeting of the Animation Offices of Spain and Portugal (CONFRES)

Meeting of the Animation Offices of Spain and Portugal (CONFRES)

From December 4 to 5, 2023, in the fraternity of Montariol, situated in the city of Braga, Portugal, a meeting of the offices of animation from the four Provinces that make up the (CONFRES) Conference took place. It was organized by the Secretary General for Missions & Evangelization, the Secretary General for Formation & Studies, and the animators of the JPIC offices, in collaboration with the President of the Conference of Spain and Portugal, Br. Joaquín Zurera, and the responsible Definitor General, Br. Cesare Vaiani.

JPIC OFM General Office Hosted Laudate Deum Webinar

JPIC OFM General Office Hosted Laudate Deum Webinar

On Saturday, November 18, 2023, a webinar on Pope Francis’ the Apostolic Exhortation Laudate Deum was organized by the JPIC OFM General Office and drew participants from all over the world. This webinar was translated into three languages: English, Italian and Spanish. The moderator was Br. Daniel Rodríguez Blanco OFM, director of the General Office of the JPIC OFM.

Letter From the General Minister for the VII World Day of the Poor. XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time -19th November, 2023

Letter From the General Minister for the VII World Day of the Poor. XXXIII Sunday in Ordinary Time -19th November, 2023

To all the Brothers of the Order of Friars Minor Dear Brothers,
Assisi, 4th October 2023

May the Lord give you His peace!

The World Day of the Poor is again before us, the seventh so desired by Pope Francis and I would like to bring to our attention the Message that the Pope wrote for the occasion on the 13th June on the feast of Saint Anthony of Padua, brother and friend of the poor. The invitation is to read it personally and in fraternity, with our lay people and collaborators, «to discover ever anew the heart of the Gospel».

Parish Ministry and Helping Migrants

Parish Ministry and Helping Migrants

A short visit to Custody of St. Anthony of Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei, from 22-25 October 2023, was done by Br. Taucen, OFM on behalf of JPIC OFM in Rome. The aims were to share with the friars regarding JPIC’s activities and matters, to listen to their experiences due to the JPIC animation plan, and to look forward on ongoing formation program for JPIC animators.

JPIC OFM participated in International Thematic Forum (TSF) on Mining and Extractive Economy

JPIC OFM participated in International Thematic Forum (TSF) on Mining and Extractive Economy

The meeting was held in Semarang, Central Java-Indonesia, from 16-20 October 2023, where the participants came from 60 nationalities around the globe, including a representative from JPIC Office in Rome, Br. Taucen OFM, a representative from Brazil, Br. Rodriquez Perets OFM, and a representative from Indonesia, Br. Mikael Gabra Satrio, OFM.