After over 100 years of presence, the Franciscan Friars have handed over the keys of St. Anthony Friary, Catskill, NY to the Sisters of Life after the Province signed a long-term lease for the building
On Thursday, 15 July 2021, at Collegio Internationale San Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rome), the General Chapter of the Order of Friars Minor elected brother Jimmy Zammit to the government of the Order as Definitor. We will keep him in our prayers on this new role as a servant towards the Franciscan Order.
ELECTION OF NEW OFM MINISTER GENERAL On Tuesday, 13 July 2021, at Collegio Internationale San Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rome), His Eminence, Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, who was appointed by His Holiness Pope Francis, to serve as Cardinal Delegate at the OFM General Chapter 2021, announced with joy that BROTHER MASSIMO FUSARELLI is elected as the new OFM Minister General
OPENING OF OFM GENERAL CHAPTER 2021 On Saturday, 3 July 2021, the Order of Friars Minor formally inaugurated the General Chapter 2021, at the Collegio Internationale San Lorenzo da Brindisi (Rome), with the theme of Renewing Our Vision, Embracing Our Future. Inspired by the scripture passage, “Awake… and Christ will give you Light!” (Eph 5:14), this General Chapter is a sign and celebration of the fraternal fellowship of the whole Order. From 3-18 July 2021, the 117 Capitulars who are gathered will work together as brothers to uphold the patrimony and life of the Order, to discern how the Lord calls us to be renewed and to grow in service of the Gospel, and to elect the higher leadership of the Order for 2021-2027. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBz7RRgZ03s
Friar Michael Perry, O.F.M., Minister General of the Order of Friars Minor, has appointed Friar William Spencer, O.F.M., former Provincial Minister of the Province of the Sacred Heart (USA), as Visitator General to our province.
Fr. Amedeo Nardone, O.F.M. Date of Birth: November 18, 1942 Reception: October 1, 1959 First Profession: October 2, 1960 Solemn Profession: November 4, 1965 Ordination: July 1, 1968 Date of Death: February 20, 2021