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.