Jubilee Celebration of the Friars in the Basilica of Saint Francis
On Sunday, November 26th at 10.30 am in the Basilica of St. Francis some of the friars who live and work in the General Custody of the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi will celebrate anniversaries. It is a happy custom to celebrate the jubilees of the Friars on the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe.
The Franciscan Friars celebrating special anniversaries this year are: Friar Leandro Benvegnu , 70 years of religious profession, Friar Arcangelo Culini, 50 years of religious profession, and Friars Juan Carlos Blanco Castrillo, Petruţ-Eugen Demşa, Andrei Ficău, Thomas Freidel and Giovanni Chiù, all of whom will celebrate their 25th year of religious profession. Fra Luigi Marioli, celebrates his 25th year-old priesthood.
The Jubilee Celebration provides the occasion to say "thank you" for the gift of Consecrated Life! It is a precious gift for the whole Church, and only God can measure its worth. Each religious and each religious community, by their fidelity to the gift of their vocation, makes the Church more beautiful, attractive, and united
The Franciscan community of the Custody of Assisi rejoices with these brothers, to whom they are very grateful for their years of service. We pray for them, that our Seraphic Father Saint Francis will continue to guide their steps and accompany them along ‘the Way’.
The presider of the Liturgy will be our Minister General, Friar Marco Tasca, OFM Conv..