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Celebrate the Rule Cards – Week 9: Do I adapt my involvement in the OFS…

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
by clicking here.





2018-06-30T20:38:35+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Celebrate the Rule Cards, CIOFS, The OFS Rule|1 Comment

A message from His Holiness Pope Francis on the occasion of our Rule’s 40th anniversary

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

2018-06-26T22:33:02+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: CIOFS, The OFS Rule|Tags: |0 Comments

Read our General Minister’s Letter Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Our Rule

Dear National OFS Family,

Greetings from the Sisters and Brothers of the National Executive Council!  Peace and all good!

We begin this Jubilee year with a wonderful gift from our General Minister and brother Tibor – a letter addressed to all OFS and YouFra, all over the world!  We share his letter (en español) with great joy, and agree with Mary Stronach, who translated it into Spanish: “Every word, every thought touched me and helped me strengthen my vocation.”  Let us receive this gift as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of our OFS Rule.  May it be a springboard for us as we launch into this Jubilee with both joy and devotion!

2018-06-24T13:10:56+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Categories: CIOFS, New Resource|0 Comments

Celebrate the Rule Cards – Week 8: Do I live the Gospel?

CIOFS is publishing a series of weekly cards to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Rule. The Week 8 cards are below.

You can view all the cards that have been released so far
by clicking here.





2018-06-20T21:50:17+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Celebrate the Rule Cards, CIOFS|0 Comments

Celebrate the Rule Cards – Week 7: Do I strive for perfect charity?

CIOFS is publishing a series of weekly cards to help celebrate the 40th anniversary of our Rule. The Week 7 cards are below.

You can view all the cards that have been released so far
by clicking here.





2018-06-15T21:30:49+00:00June 15th, 2018|Categories: Celebrate the Rule Cards, CIOFS|0 Comments

Celebrate the Rule with this new CIOFS video

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the OFS of the United States,

CIOFS, our international fraternity, has prepared a special gift for us to help us celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Rule. It is a 12-minute video, entitled, “Forty years of the ‘New’ Rule. A Treasure for the OFS.”  It provides an historical perspective on the Rule of 1978 and a beautiful summary.

Click video to the right to watch the English version right now, right on this page. The links below will take you to each of the four language versions on YouTube. Please send a link to all of your fraternities and members. View the video and celebrate the rule together. Take some time to discuss and contemplate its message. Celebrate this great treasure in your hearts and carry it with you throughout the day.

This video is available in the four official languages:

The code below can be used to embed the videos in a webpage or social media post:

  • English:
    Copy to Clipboard
  • Spanish:
    Copy to Clipboard
  • Italian:
    Copy to Clipboard
  • French:
    Copy to Clipboard
2018-06-14T20:19:42+00:00June 14th, 2018|Categories: Announcements, CIOFS, New Resource|6 Comments