YOUFRA is an inverted acronym for FRANCISCAN YOUTH. It refers to a group of young people who feel called to follow Christ in the example of St. Francis of Assisi. They are “Franciscans” to the extent that they are attracted to St. Francis and have chosen him as a model, guide, and patron. Its meaning is not the same as YOUNG FRANCISCAN which implies profession in the Franciscan Order. Our region is currently looking to grow YouFra and have more groups that are supported by our fraternities.
MAIN OBJECTIVE OF THE YOUFRA
Although the Franciscan Youth fulfills several objectives related to the needs of the youth, one main objective serves as a guide in carrying out its varied activities: to help young people discover, develop, and deepen their vocation in life in the light of the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the message of St. Francis of Assisi.
YouFra is an international organization and sponsored by the International Secular Franciscans.
If you would like to know more about YouFra in our region, please contact our Youth and Young Adult Coordinator, Harry Ford, OFS at: firstname.lastname@example.org