40th Anniversary of Our Rule: Jubilee Year

"As a highlight of the Chapter, Tibor Kauser, Minister General, announced the celebration of a Jubilee Year (24.06.2018-24.06.2019) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the current OFS Rule, which Pope Paul VI approved on June 24, 1978 with the apostolic letter Seraphicus Patriarcha. National fraternities will be invited to suggest to the CIOFS Presidency ways in which this Jubilee year may be celebrated."   (From the "Final Message of the 2017 General Chapter")
 
Jubilee Year begins June 24, 2018
 
From Jan Parker, OFS, National Minister, received June 6, 2018
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Peace and joy to you!  
 
Today we begin a Jubilee Year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the current OFS Rule.  Let us praise God for the gift of this Rule; let us be thankful for the abundant grace God gives us to live this call to holiness!
 
The next card in the series of "Celebrate the Rule" cards has been posted to our website.  (Link is given below.)  
 
What a blessing to join with our 300,000 brothers and sisters throughout the world as we ponder the messages on these weekly cards:
 
1 - Do I love the Lord?
2 - Do I love my neighbors?
3 - Do I avoid sin / vices?
4 - Do I do penance?
5 - Do I receive the body and blood of Jesus?
6 - Do I follow in the footsteps of Francis?
 
May God give us simple, humble and pure hearts, and the courage to really live this life of conversion.
 
Know of my fraternal love and prayers.
 
Your sister,  
Jan

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