OFM’s February Newsletter Features 2009 Chapter

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ROME — The February issue of the Fraternitas, the monthly newsletter of the Order of Friars Minor, reports on a variety of gatherings. They include:

  • January meeting at the General Curia of newly selected provincial ministers
  • Planning the General Chapter. General Minister Jose Rodriguez Carballo stresses the importance of the entire Order participating and cooperating through prayer for the success of this event.
  • A meeting last month about new forms of evangelization
  • An upcoming congress of Franciscan Centers of Advanced Studies of Latin America

This issue also describes 90-year-old Fr. Bazilije Pandzic, OFM, who served as archivist of the Order for nearly 40 years, and who is very active in writing and in “navigating the Internet and using Skype,” according to Fraternitas.

This month, the General Minister is visiting provinces and custodies in Zimbabwe, France, Spain and Indonesia.