Today we are pleased to give you the text which the working group of our brothers and sisters has prepared and we have adopted. This text lends itself to multifaceted use and will help us set out on this journey in communion. The text offers guidelines for organizing the various centenaries at the local level and provides a framework on which to base our formation programs. It is a flexible, worthwhile tool for working on themes of the various centenaries will form the single 2023-2026 Centenary, which will conclude with the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the Transitus of our Seraphic Father.
In giving you this tool, we whish you pleasant reading, fruitful work and a happy Centenary.
The inauguration of the Franciscan Centenary at the Sanctuary of Greccio in the presence of the 6 General Ministers of the Franciscan Family.
January 7th, 2023
Greccio (RI), January 7, 2023. In the presence of the 6 General Ministers of the Franciscan Family, the Franciscan Centenary was inaugurated today, beginning a series of events tracing the last stages of the life of St. Francis of Assisi, that will finally lead to the 800th anniversary of the Easter of our Seraphic Father.
Rome, August 2022
Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Franciscan Family,
May the Lord give you peace!
“The Centennial celebration will be fruitful upon knowing how to walk together in imitation of Christ and love for the poor.”