ARG 2019 – Ridgecrest NC
Brothers & Sisters of St. Francis Region will hold their Annual Regional Gathering (ARG) August 9-12, 2019. Mark you calendars for fun, formation and Franciscan spiritual growth! Reservations due before June 12th.
Fraternity of Brother Francis will prayerfully elect new officers for the Fraternity at the July Fraternity gathering. Regional Visitors Sara Nell B. & Joanita N. will be in attendance. May we be open to serve our fraternity with the humble example of St. Francis.
The Fraternity of Brother Francis, Secular Franciscan Order will hold their monthly gathering the second Saturday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:30 pm. We meet in the Holy Family Hall of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Newton NC. Please join us. Come and see….
Little saints abound at the St. Joseph’s annual All Saints Day Party in Newton, NC. Minister Carole M., OFS and John M., OFS of the Fraternity of Brother Francis passed out treat bags to all saints present. What a lovely time was had by all!!!
The Transitus Service is an annual Franciscan devotion for religious and secular alike observed over the past three decades. Each year on the evening of October 3rd, we remember the passing of Francis of Assisi from this life into God through a Transitus ritual. The Transitus has become a significant annual event where we ritually […]
Today Most Holy Father Pope Francis canonized Blessed Pope Paul VI!! This is hugely significant for all Secular Franciscans, as we follow what is called the “Pauline Rule”. Auspicato Concessum, (Sept. 17, 1882) Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical letter glorified St.Francis of Assisi on the occasion of the seventh centenary of his birth. In this encyclical, the […]
Saturday, August 11th – The Feast of St. Clare-Two Celebrations!!! The Fraternity of Brother Francis celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Profession for our minister, Carole Marmorato, OFS. August 8th was the actual anniversary and how fantastic it was to celebrate this achievement on The Feast of St. Clare. Also celebrated was the Mass of Permanent Profession to the […]
June 24, 2018 is the 40th year anniversary of Blessed Pope Paul VI approval of the revised rule for the Secular Franciscan Order!!! So our jubilee year begins! CIOFS our international leaders have provided a wonderful video outlining the history of our order and how the Pauline rule came about. Enjoy! English: Spanish: