Version 1.1a October 10, 2023
The Secular Franciscan Order was established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the Gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for ways to embrace the Gospel in our lives and try to help others to do likewise.
Why Saint Francis of Assisi ?
Pope Francis tells us "What does he have to say to us, not merely with words - that is easy enough - but by his life? His first and most essential witness is this: that being a Christian means having a living relationship with the person of Jesus; it means putting on Christ, being conformed to him "
Saint John Paul said "As I think of this great saint, I am reminded of his delight in God's creation, his childlike simplicity, his poetic marriage to 'Lady Poverty', his missionary zeal and his desire to share fully in the Cross of Christ. What a splendid heritage he has handed on to those among you who are Franciscans, and to all of us. "
Peace and All Good!