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Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible;

and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

 

- St. Francis of Assisi

UPCOMING EVENTS
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.

April, 21- April, 23 2023

Preach Retreat:

OFS of St. Joan of Arc Region, St. Charles Retreat Center, 

Moss Bluff, LA

Fr. Albert Haase, OFM is leading a retreat for the region.  Sign ups will fill up quick, so mark your calendars and get ready for a retreat filled with the Franciscan Spirit.

FRANCISCAN CROWN ROSARY
Pray the Seven Joys of Mary with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal by clicking the title above!!
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.

Saints of the Month

 

Lots of Franciscan Saints this Month. Read up on them and make a new friend!

FEBRUARY

 

3. Martyrs of Japan, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, lay brothers and Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1597

 

4. St. Joseph de Leonisse, Priest, Capuchin religious, d. 1612


5. St. Jane of Valois, Virgin, the Franciscan 2nd-Order; a "Poor Clare" sister, d. 1505

 

8. Bl. Anthony of Stroncone, lay brother, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1461

9. Bl. Clare of Rimini, Virgin, of the Franciscan 2nd-Order; a "Poor Clare" sister, d. 1346

13. St. Eustochium of Messine, Virgin, of the Franciscan 2nd-Order; a "Poor Clare" sister, d. 1485

 

14. Bl. Philippa Mareri, Virgin, of the Franciscan 2nd-Order; a "Poor Clare" sister, d. 1263

 

15. Translation of the relics of St. Anthony

 

16. Bl. Veridiana, Virgin, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1242

 

17. Bl. Luke Belludi, Priest, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1286

 

18. St. Bernadette Soubirous, Virgin, cordbearer, d. 1879 Plenary Indulgence possible for the Cordbearers only

 

19. St. Conrad de Plaisance, Confessor, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1351

 

20. Bl. Peter of Treja, Priest religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1304

 

21. St. Margaret of Cortona, penitent, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1297, Plenary Indulgence possible (renewal of engagements of the Franciscan Third Order Secular)

23. Bl. Isabelle of France, Virgin of the Franciscan 2nd-Order; a "Poor Clare" sister, d. 1270

 

25. Bl. Sebastian of Aparicio, lay brother, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1600

26. Bl. Antonia of Florence, Virgin, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1533

27. Bl. Louise Albertoni, Virgin, Franciscan Third Order Secular, d. 1533

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.

FORMATION

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.

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