OFM Newsletter Reports on General Chapter

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ROME — Fraternitas recently released a special edition 32-page recap of the Order’s 2009 General Chapter that took place earlier this summer in Assisi.

The full-color magazine, titled “Verbum Domini Nuntiantes In Universo Mundo,” uses a three-column format, as it includes three languages: Italian, English and Spanish. 

fratIt features reports on significant events from the May 24 through June 20 Chapter, including the greeting of the pontifical delegate, a letter from Pope Benedict XVI, and the elections of General Minister Fr. José Rodríguez Carballo, OFM and General Vicar Fr. Michael Perry, OFM.

Basic information — dates of birth, profession and ordination, country and province — of the new general definitors is also a part of the special edition.

At the centerfold are photos of Fr. José and a large group, including Provincial Minister John O’Connor, OFM, in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels (shown in rear image). A variety of other images throughout the magazine gives a sense of the Chapter.

Fraternitas is a monthly newsletter of the Order of Friars Minor. Holy Name friars who would like to receive a hard copy of the special edition should contact Provincial Secretary Michael Harlan, OFM. The Provincial Office received copies in July. An electronic version can be downloaded via the Order’s Web site.

For additional coverage of the General Chapter, visit its Web site.