A fillable PDF form for Secular Franciscans seeking to transfer to another fraternity is now available on the website.
Transfers are most often requested for one of two reasons: (1) the member will be moving to another location and can no longer participate in their fraternity or (2) the local fraternity to which they belong has been deactivated.
It is important to note that those requesting a transfer for reasons other than the ones above should first discuss their situation with the Council, including the spiritual assistant of the fraternity.
More information can be found with the transfer forms that are located under Guidelines, Forms and Other Resources on the website. Direct links to transfer forms are located under National Forms.
The General Constitutions, Article 55 states: “If a brother or sister, for any reasonable cause, desires transfer to another fraternity, he or she first informs the council of the fraternity to which he or she belongs and then makes the request, including the reasons for the transfer, to the minister of the fraternity to which he or she wishes to belong. The council makes its decision after having received the necessary information in writing from the fraternity of origin.”
I lived and loved being a Secular Franciscan in Brockton Ma. in the 1990s. I participated in all Chapter Meetings, Holy Masses and other events making my Profession after years formation. My name at the time was Lori McDonough. I then became disabled,got married as a caregiver only. As my previous occupation was a nurse. I moved from the Brockton area and am now in Fall River Ma. I am deeply in desire to once again be within the loving Congregation of The Secular Franciscan Order. Pax era Bonum
Thank you for your 2 emails & recent phone call. It was a pleasure talking to you.
As I mentioned on the phone, I don’t have access to local fraternity contacts but the regional contact does. Please contact Joseph Krans at 508-867-8881 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Hopefully, Joe can assist you in finding a new fraternity & expedite your transfer.
May you have a blessed Passiontide and a Glorious Easter.
Peace and Joy,
Terri Leone, OFS
May Our Great Lord be once again in St. Francis of Assisi. And many thanks with peace and joy to you on this glorious Easter Season. I look so much forward to this wonderful transition.