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OFS Assistants International Gathering

 

There took place for the first time ever, a major Congress for Formation of Franciscan Secular Order (OFS) Assistants of the 4 main branches of the Franciscan Order. 

76 Friars from English and Spanish areas of the world attended this meeting at the Seraphicum University, one of 3 Franciscan universities in Rome. Speakers shared on our history, spirituality and way of life; and of how to promote and assist secular/lay Franciscans throughout the world.

 

Along with the wonderful lectures from Friars and Secular Franciscans, there was great sharing, fraternity and prayerful Liturgies during these days as well as a papal audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Brothers Mathewos Ajabo OFMCap, National Assistants for the OFS in Ethiopia, participated in this International Formation Course.

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WE HAVE A LONG TRADITION OF MINISTERING TO THE POOR IN ETHIOPIA

WE ARE THE ETHIOPIAN CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN FRIARS AND FOLLOW THE RULE AND LIFE OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI