Remembering a Remarkable Brother

A short while ago, I received a message from Br. Benedict Ayodi,OFMCap, my mentor and predecessor in the Capuchin Office of JPIC. He informed me that Br. Francis Nadeem, the Custos of Pakistan, had passed away. Br. Francis had been a strong promoter of dialogue among different faiths and had generously assisted the work ofContinue reading “Remembering a Remarkable Brother”

Capuchins share about the indigenous reality in Brazil

An English Translation of an Article in Portuguese written by Frei Marcelo Toyansk Guimarães On June 30, Capuchin Friars, frei Klenner Antônio, frei Volmir Bavaresco and frei Mateus Bento, together with Sister Joana Ortiz (Franciscans of Aparecida) shared online about the indigenous reality that they have been accompanying for years and about the work theyContinue reading “Capuchins share about the indigenous reality in Brazil”

Franciscanos na “Economia de Francisco” na PUC-SP

Nos dias 18 e 19 de novembro, aconteceu um encontro nacional da Articulação Brasileira da Economia de Francisco, na PUC-São Paulo, com a presença de mais de 300 participantes, dentre os quais vários franciscanos e representamos neste encontro a Comissão JPIC dos frades capuchinhos do Brasil. Este encontro foi em vista do encontro global a seContinue reading “Franciscanos na “Economia de Francisco” na PUC-SP”

Justiça, Paz, Integridade da Criação: identidade franciscana

12 de agosto de 2019/ Equipe JPIC – Blog/ Aconteceu (Artigo de Frei Luiz Carlos Susin, frade capuchinho gaúcho, teólogo) Francisco, já gravemente enfermo, sabendo do sério conflito entre o bispo e o prefeito de Assis, enviou-lhes alguns freis para que cantassem o recente Cântico do Frei Sol, acrescentando uma estrofe: “Louvado sejas, meu Senhor, pelosContinue reading “Justiça, Paz, Integridade da Criação: identidade franciscana”

Capuchin JPIC Team of Brazil conducts a Seminar on the Final Document of the Synod for the Amazon

The JPIC Team of Brazil through the leadership of Br. Marcelo Toyansk Guimarães conducted a formation seminar on the Final Document of the Synod for the Amazon on November 30, 2019. It was held at the Capuchin Friary at Piracicaba, SP. The conference was made possible through the partnership of Ecology Center of the DioceseContinue reading “Capuchin JPIC Team of Brazil conducts a Seminar on the Final Document of the Synod for the Amazon”

Capuchin JPIC Team of Kenya launches a new feeding program for the refugees and the homeless

Br. Benedict Ayodi, after finishing his term as JPIC Director of the Capuchin Order in Rome, immediately started working with our Capuchin brothers upon his return to Kenya. Br. Benedict, Br. Emmanuel Kamarata and the members of the Capuchin JPIC Team in Kenya recently launched the St Anthony feeding program for refugees and the homeless.Continue reading “Capuchin JPIC Team of Kenya launches a new feeding program for the refugees and the homeless”

Capuchin JPIC Team of Tanzania plant trees and march for Creation

In Tanzania, our Capuchin JPIC brothers together with the OFMs, other Franciscan congregations, the YOUFRA and many people young and old celebrated the 40 year anniversary of St. Francis as patron of ecology by planting trees and by marching to express concern for the preservation of the environment for generations to come. The celebration wasContinue reading “Capuchin JPIC Team of Tanzania plant trees and march for Creation”

OFS and FHCCBI assists people affected by earthquake in the Philippines

During the recent earthquakes in Mindanao, generous people in Kidapawan especially the members of the OFS and the Franciscan Health Care Crossing Borders Inc. immediately responded by cooking food and by providing a medical mission for people who were in the evacuation centers after their houses were destroyed by the earthquake. – photos by MsContinue reading “OFS and FHCCBI assists people affected by earthquake in the Philippines”

JPIC of the Capuchin Philippine Province responds to the earthquakes in Mindanao

The Capuchin Social Ministry and the community members of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Tagaytay City, Philippines, provided relief assistance to the people affected by the recent earthquakes in Mindanao. The relief goods were given to the people of Makilala, Cotabato, which is one of the severely affected areas, from November 7 to 11Continue reading “JPIC of the Capuchin Philippine Province responds to the earthquakes in Mindanao”

JPIC Coordinator of PNG elected as Custos

Congratulations to Br. Modest Eligi,OFMCap, our JPIC Coordinator for Papua New Guinea! He has just been elected as Custos of Papua New Guinea. Br. Modest is a Capuchin Missionary from Tanzania who has been serving the people of Papua New Guinea for many years now. Congratulations also to the new Council of Papua New Guinea.Continue reading “JPIC Coordinator of PNG elected as Custos”

Capuchins promote dialogue among religions in Schools and Universities

Northern Malabar of Kerala state, in India, is notorious for political rivalry and murders. There used to be clashes between people on the basis of political parties and over the past 3 decades 300 people were murdered and thousands were put in jail. It is in such a situation that efforts for peace started toContinue reading “Capuchins promote dialogue among religions in Schools and Universities”