- "Aflame the Spirit of St. Francis of Assisi"
Welcome To Affi.inThe 15th AFFI National Assembly was held on the theme ‘Franciscan celebration of the jubilee year of Mercy’ from February 16–19, 2016, at FISI Bangalore, Karnantaka. It began with the Flag hoisting of the Franciscan Flag by the President of AFFI, executive members and Fr. Dolphy OFM Cap . The inaugural session which began at 05.00 pm. was very creative. Sr Bindu Elizabeth UFS was the Master of Ceremony. It began with the prayer dance by the candidates of UFS followed by the lighting of the traditional lamp by the AFFI Executive members and Superior Generals of the various Franciscan Congregations. The keynote address was delivered by the AFFI President Rev. Fr. Mathew OFM Cap. At the very outset he welcomed all the members of the AFFI Assembly 2016. After which Fr Nithiya, the Programme Coordinator of AFFI spoke about AFFI potentials, opportunities and vision. Fr Denis OFM Cap., Director of FISI, briefed about FISI Logistics.
After a short break the inaugural Eucharistic celebration was officiated by Rev.Fr Mathew OFM Cap., the President of AFFI. The Liturgy was made lively by the UFS Sisters and Capuchin Brothers from DITH, through their melodious choir. After the sumptuous meal we gathered in the hall to introduce one another through an ice-breaking session which was conducted by Sr Severine UFS.
We Serve the Soceity For Future Improvements
For Francis, the cross was crucial to his understanding of God’s love and redemptive mercy. From the beginning of his conversion, St. Francis had a great devotion and veneration for Christ crucified, and he never ceased to preach this devotion until his death.
Fr. Dolphy Joseph Pais OFM Cap
Sr. Ann Joseph FCC
Fr. Remish Ekka OFM Cap
Sr Severine Veigas UFS