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Jubilees at Saint Anthony of Padua Parish, Sin-el-Fil (Beirut, Lebanon)

This year the Feast of our Patron Saint, Anthony of Padua, took on a more solemn dimension. It was the occasion for celebrating various jubilees and events: the 70thanniversary of Friar Massimiliano Maria Chilin’s ordination to the priesthood, the 50thanniversary of our Conventual Franciscan fraternity’s presence in Sin el Fil, the 30thanniversary of the consecration of our church building, and the inauguration of the street dedicated to the holy miracle-worker. […]

Orient and Holy Land: Ordinary Custodial Chapter – Part II

On July 2-6, 2018, the friars of the Provincial Custody of the Orient and the Holy Land celebrated the second part of their Ordinary Custodial Chapter in Istanbul-Turkey. The Provincial Custos of the Orient and the Holy Land, Friar Anton BULAI, presided over this fraternal event. Also present were Friar Joaquín AGUESTA CUEVAS, the Assistant General for the Federation of Intermediterranean Ministers Provincial (FIMP) and Friar Teofil PETRIŞOR, the Minister […]

Interreligious meeting in Istanbul

On April 21, 2018, at the Church of St. Anthony in Istanbul, an interreligious meeting was organized in an atmosphere of simplicity and sincere dialogue. The people who have consecrated themselves to the Lord within the Spirit of St. Francis feel obliged to bring the example of the founder: peace and simple dialogue with the other. In this sense, on Saturday, 21 April 2018, the Franciscan Family from Turkey organized […]

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