Our Annual Regional Retreat is scheduled for May 31st to Jun 2nd at Priest Field Please mark your calendar as further details will be forth coming.
The St. Margaret of Cortona Regional Fraternity publishes a quarterly newsletter consisting of informative Franciscan articles and upcoming events around the region. Below are current and past “Up to Now” newsletter in English and Spanish.
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MONTHLY INTENTIONS OF PRAYER OFS-YOUFRA
To underline the communion with the Pope, we offer the intention of the Holy Father for the month and an intention for OFS according to the life and important events of the Order.
Local Fraternities pray for both.
For the Evangelization – The young people at the school of Mary: That young people, especially in Latin America, follow the example of Mary and respond to the call of the Lord to communicate the joy of the Gospel to the world.
OFS: For the International Meeting of YouFra, for the WYD and for the Latin American Congress in Guatemala.
Universal – Human trafficking: For a generous welcome of the victims of human trafficking, of enforced prostitution, and of violence.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Argentina (Chapter), and Belarus (Fraternal and Pastoral Visit = FPV).
For the Evangelization – Recognition of the rights of Christian communities: That Christian communities, especially those who are persecuted, feel that they are close to Christ and have their rights respected.
OFS: For the national fraternity of South Africa (FPV) and for the CIOFS Presidency.
Universal – Doctors and their collaborators in war zones: For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war zones, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
OFS: For the national fraternity of Hungary (FPV).
For the Evangelization – The Church in Africa, seed of unity: That the Church in Africa, through the commitment of its members, may be the seed of unity among her peoples and a sign of hope for this continent.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Togo, Czech Republic (FPV); Burkina Faso, Belgium, Panama, Vietnam and Ukraine (Chapters).
For the Evangelization – Life style of the priests: That priests, through the modesty and humility of their lives, commit themselves actively to a solidarity with those who are most poor.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Nicaragua and Indonesia (FPV); Malta (FPV and Chapter); Dominican Republic and Myanmar (Chapters); Brazil (Course).
Universal – The protection of oceans: That politicians, scientists and economists work together to protect the world’s seas and oceans.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Bolivia and Korea (FPV) and Hungary (Chapter)
For the Evangelization – Families, schools of human growth: That families, through their life of prayer and love, become ever more clearly “schools of true human growth”.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Paraguay and Slovakia (Chapters).
Universal – Integrity of justice: That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Australia, Ecuador and New Zealand (Chapters) and Poland (FPV and Chapter).
For the Evangelization – Missionary spring in the Church: That the breath of the Holy Spirit engender a new missionary “spring” in the Church.
OFS: For the national fraternities of Croatia and France (Chapters) and Philippines
Universal – Dialogue and reconciliation in the Near East: That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
OFS: For the CIOFS Presidency, for the Course of Formation for the Assistants, for the national fraternities of Taiwan (FPV) and Lebanon (Chapter).
For the Evangelization – The future of the young: That every country determine to take the necessary measures to make the future of the very young, especially those who suffer, a priority.
OFS: For all the national fraternities in difficulty and the national fraternity of Uruguay (Chapter).