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The activities of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement
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The Beatitudes

Bulletin / New Issue Published
N. 97 - Spring 2020

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Are you ready for an immersion experience studying Ecumenical & Interreligious Movements and visiting the main places of Christianity in Rome and the Jewish and Islamic places of worship?
The new dates are June 21 – July 9, 2021

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Even in this time of difficulty, the apostolic activity of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement did not stop. The Friars continue in the spirit of service, in volunteering, in liturgical animation at the church of Sant’Onofrio, in theological research and in ecumenical dialogue at the Centro Pro Unione.
If you want to help us you can do it, great will be our thanks and our prayers!
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Frati Francescani dell’Atonement
Convento S. Onofrio al Gianicolo
Piazza S. Onofrio 2
00165 Rome
IBAN: IT63 E076 0103 2000 0003 5122 001

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Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

New Issue of the Semi-Annual Bulletin N. 97 ‒ Spring 2020 publised! To read and download this edition go into → E-book N. 97 – Spring 2020

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Events for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

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Conference given on 23rd January 2020 on the theme: "The Ecumenism of Pope Francis" by Bishop Brian Farrell, LC, Secretary Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity

Brief video about prayer and reflection afternoon at the Centro Pro Unione co-sponsored by Lay Centre

Download: Material for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2020

The Italian version text is adapted and published by Paoline Editoriali Libri in collaboration with the Centro Pro Unione
— The programme of events in Rome 18-25 January is available for download here

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The booklet-guide digital format / PDF is available for download (in italian)

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The prayer ‘pagellina’ / PDF is available for download

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The poster high resolution / JPG is available for download

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Prayer for Christian unity, adapted for children by M. Rosaria Attanasio and taken from Catechisti parrocchiali (parish catechists) is available on the Paoline website here View site
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To order booklet-guide we invite you to contact: Paoline Multimedia, Via del Mascherino, 94 – 00193 Roma | E-mail: | Tel. (+39) 06 687 2354

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INTERCONFESSIONAL DIALOGUES — The official agreed statements are available Full-Text

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Project MAD for Ecumenism - Introduction

The emerging Ecumenical category of Mutual Accountability – aiming at deepening the mutual knowledge and reliability between denominations – is the inspiration for a Centro Pro Unione formation project. The project MAD for Ecumenism establishes a Mutual Accountability Desk and is directed to all Christian confessions willing to cooperate in such inter-denominational joint venture and formation initiative.

The project

sets micro-goals revolving around study, charity actions, worship, which are carried out in the format of modules.
Each module develops according to three modalities: dislocation, sharing, spreading.

  • Dislocation: partners are free to work on the project by organizing their own timing, modalities and organizational details;
  • Sharing: at some stage there will be 2/3 plenary meetings where results, reflections and perspectives are put in common;
  • Spreading: means that at the end of the experience there will be an (official outcome) publication indicating the people involved in the group and the conclusions drawn, to constitute some growing archive.

The project is carried out both in Italian and English.

Module 2

of the project is focused on Baptism in its moral and liturgical implications: “[…] by Baptism […] we walk in newness of life” (Rom 6:4) and it will last from November 2019 to March 2020. Module 2 will include some ecumenical celebrations focused on our common Baptism in various churches of different Christian traditions, to meet the Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist, Waldensians and Baptist Communities (primarily though not exclusively) and to experience mutual accountability; a concluding lecture with a sharing of the journey done together will be scheduled in springtime.

Participants in the project

— in addition to the Centro Pro Unione who will coordinate the project (Prof. Teresa Francesca Rossi is creator and responsible of the project) — are Local Communities of various Christian traditions in Rome, Ecumenical Centres, Universities, Seminaries, Parishes as well as Public High schools in Rome. For more info, please contact: