Reflection by MaryCatherine Bibro, OFS Article 9: ” The Virgin Mary, humble servant of the Lord, was open to His every word. She was embraced by Francis with indescribable love and declared protectoress and advocate of his family” . Francis … Continue reading
If you are interested in learning more about Franciscan spirituality, or possibly find yourself discerning a call to the Secular Franciscan Order, please join us. Inquiry is open to all Catholic men and women not members of another religious order or secular order and 18 years or older. Candidates must be practicing Catholics faithful to the teachings of the Church and loyal to the Apostolic See.
The Secular Franciscan Order belongs to the Franciscan Family and is “formed by the organic union of all the Catholic fraternities, whose members, moved by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves through profession to live the Gospel after the manner of St. Francis in their secular state following the Rule approved by the Church” (Const. 1,3).
St. Anthony of Nagasaki Fraternity serves the Washington, DC area, and is in the St. Margaret of Cortona Region of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order-USA