The Monastery of Sassoferrato in the Marches had been abandoned by the Franciscan Order for lack of growth. The Franciscans of the Immaculate revived the monastery a few years ago new as they are ever thus also known for taking over abandoned monasteries of other orders because of their numerous vocations and bringing them to new life. At last count the convent of Sassoferrato has 60 brothers.
The Apostolic Commissioner Father Fidenzio Volpi being used by Rome, has now dissolved the monastery. The same fate will be met this week by the monastery of Colfano also a friary abandoned by the Franciscan Order in the Marches, which was founded during the lifetime of St. Francis of Assisi.[...]