Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
- St. Francis of Assisi
Welcome New Inquirers!
We are excited to welcome Ladonna Hartman and Mary Pierson as inquirers of the Secular Franciscans. Click the link below to see pictures of the ceremony.
Rosary for Vocations
Br. Tim Lamb, OFM, shared a beautiful Rosary for Vocations during our Lenten Day of Reflection. Click the link below for a link to it.
Sat. December 4th
At this time we are planning for this gathering to be in-person. If this changes we will update this website. Please check back closer to the gathering date for updates.
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This is a beautiful rosary for all of us during these challenging times of COVID-19.
Masses Streaming Daily!
Our brothers in the Franciscan Third Order Regular (TOR) are streaming their masses live (and recording) from the Franciscan University of Steubenville during this season at 11:05 am central time.
Saint of the Month
Ever wonder about who some of the Franciscan saints were? Well here we will highlight a Franciscan saint each month whose feast day is in that month. This month, November, our saint is Blessed Margaret of Lorraine.
WELCOME TO THE ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE FRATERNITY
ABOUT THE SECULAR FRANCISCANS
The Secular Franciscan Order (Latin: Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis, postnominal abbreviation O.F.S.; also called the Third Order Secular) is a community of Catholic men and women in the world who seek to pattern their lives after Jesus in the spirit of Francis of Assisi.
ABOUT OUR FRATERNITY
The St. Maximillian Kolbe Secular Franciscan fraternity started in 1989 as part of the Kolbe Project to help AIDS victims in the Houston area. Since that time we have grown and taken on new challenges to help our community but we continue to keep God at the center of everything we do.
Have you ever wanted to grow in your relationship with Jesus? Have you ever felt you wanted do something to help the church? Have you ever considered being a Secular Franciscan? Formation is the process of learning about the Secular Franciscans and if it is for you.