The messages of joy, hope, service, and the onset of our celebration of Franciscan centenaries are expressed in CIOFS General Minister Tibor Kauser’s Christmas letter. “Do not think about Christmas as a cozy feast but let us make it a feast of being children of God,” Tibor said.
Minister General Tibor Kauser Calls on Franciscans to Honor the Gifts of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and Always
"Let us ask for the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit focusing now on fraternal life, on our vocation, and on our identity." Tibor Kauser, CIOFS Minister General
Do you want to know how many canonically established Franciscan fraternities are in the United States? Or are you curious about the number of permanently professed members? Or do you want to know how many local spiritual assistants are in the Order?
General Minister encourages Franciscans to continue life of love, service and leadership, following the example of Jesus Christ
What I invite you all now is to remember that the ultimate victory can never be won by evil. Christ has won the ultimate victory on the cross. This is what we celebrate, and in spite of every difficulty, misery, poverty and marginalization, illness and weakness, Easter is a feast of joy, the feast of the glory of God.
Pope and Franciscan World Leaders Appeal for Prayers and Fasting on Ash Wednesday in Solidarity with Our Ukranian Brothers and Sisters
Pope Francis and Franciscan world leaders are calling for prayers and fasting for peace in Ukraine on Ash Wednesday.
General Minister Tibor Kauser, OFS, is echoing Pope Francis's call for prayers for peace in Ukraine. "I invite you dear brothers and sisters, to strengthen our unity with each other, with the whole Franciscan family and with the Catholic Church by joining the prayer of Pope Francis for peace on Ash Wednesday," he said.
God has a message. God had a message for the Holy Virgin Mary, as he had a message for St. Francis. He has a message for each one of us...
“How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!”-- These words came to mind as I read the beautiful Christmas letter sent to us today from our brother and General Minister, Tibor Kauser.
CIOFS is publishing a series of weekly cards to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Rule. The Week 9 cards are below.
You can view all the cards that have been released so far
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Dear brothers and sisters,
Please find attached the letter of the Secretary of State of His Holiness, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, with the message of His Holiness Pope Francis, sent on occasion of the 40th anniversary of the approval of the Rule.
Pax et Bonum!
Isabella Di Paola
General Secretary CIOFS