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Discussion and fellowship for Inquirers, Candidates and professed members of the Secular Franciscan Order. Please post a link in our group's Links section if your fraternity has an online presence.

The Secular Franciscan Order, formerly known as the Third Order of St. Francis, is an official Order within the Catholic Church, and was established by Saint Francis of Assisi early in the Thirteenth Century. Members do not live in community, but live their everyday lives in the world. However, members gather together in fraternity on a regular basis. By profession, they promise to follow a Rule of Life approved and confirmed by Pope Paul VI in June of 1978.

At their profession they pledge themselves to live the gospel in the manner of St. Francis by means of this rule approved by the Church. The Pauline Rule and the General Constitutions of the Secular Franciscan Order are available at the National Fraternity website. The National Fraternity is represented at the International level (headquarters in Rome - see website http://www.ciofs.org/sfo.htm) by an International Councilor.

"“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” They are truly peacemakers who amidst all they suffer in this world maintain peace in soul and body for the love of our Lord Jesus Christ."
(St. Francis of Assisi)

Note: In the true spirit of St. Francis of Assisi this group is loyal and submissive to Pope Benedict XVI and the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Attempts to solicit members to schismatic sects and orders which pretend to be Catholic are not acceptable.

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  • 78
  • Franciscan
  • May 21, 2005
  • English

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