Ordo Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum

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The General Secretariat

Every day many brothers from all over the Capuchin world try to contact the General Minister, the Councilors or the various offices of our General Curia. They send in requests and reports on their activities…

The General Archives

The General Archives represent the historical memory of the Order, from the XVI century to the present day, and contain a collection of written testimonies to its activity. The Historic Archive is housed in Rome,…

The Office of Statistics

Why have a statistics office in the General Curia? Its purpose, obviously, is not simply to provide percentages and figures. Rather, statistics provide an overall view of the Order and also helps us to answer…

The Office of Communications

The General Office of Communications was established in 1997, but its two main publications have been around well before that date. These journals are: the annual Analecta Ordinis Fratrum Minorum Capuccinorum and the monthly Bulletin…

The General Procurator’s Office

The Procurator’s Office, on behalf of the Order, deals with the Secretariat of State and all the departments of the Roman Curia except the Congregation of Saints, which concerns itself with matters proper to the…

The General Postulator’s Office

The General Postulator and his assistant in the Curia handle the Causes of Canonization with the Holy See. They are appointed by the General Minister and approved by the Congregation of the Causes of the…

The General Bursar’s Office

The Office of the General Bursar has the task of supervising the economic assets of the General Curia and of its dependent entities in order to keep all accounts in agreement with the norms of…

International Economic Solidarity

The Office of Economic Solidarity exists as a means to pool the resources of all of our Provinces and Custodies around the world for the purposes of supporting the growth and establishment of the Capuchin…

General Secretariat for Formation

The Constitutions at article 25.7 reads: “The General Secretariat for Formation is the first structure of direct collaboration with the General Minister and his council in everything concerning the initial and ongoing formation of the…

Segretariato generale per la evangelizzazione

General Secretariat for Missionary Evangelization, Animation and Cooperation This service aims to help the Capuchin Order to be ever more attentive to the Lord's mandate to proclaim the Gospel to all people and all over…

Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation

Office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation Task The international office of Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation (JPIC) is a permanent structure of the Capuchin Order. The main objective of this office is…

Assistenza alle Monache

Assistenza alle Monache Delegate of the General Minister for Nuns and Institutes Aggregated to the Capuchin Order The Delegate of the General Minister for Nuns and Institutes Aggregated to the Capuchin Order has no authority…

Delegato OFS

Delegate of the General Minister for the SFO The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) is the secular movement within the Franciscan Family, consisting mainly of lay people but also of diocesan priests and deacons who commit…

The Preacher of the Papal Household

Since 1980, Br. Raniero Cantalamessa, of the Province of the Marches, has served as Preacher of the Papal Household. In this capacity, he conducts a meditation every Friday in Advent and Lent in the presence…

The Legal Representative

The Legal Representative is the brother who represents the General Curia as well as the International College of St. Lawrence of Brindisi and the other houses dependent on the General Minister as institutions and legal entities before the state, for all juridical and tax matters…