Do you want to know how many canonically established Franciscan fraternities are in the United States? Or are you curious about the number of permanently professed members? Or do you want to know how many local spiritual assistants are in the Order?
Check out the 2022 Annual National Report to CIOFS just posted on the website. It contains the latest statistics on membership in the United States as well as updates on activities and questions and suggestions for CIOFS. The report is based on information the National Executive Council received from the 30 regional organizations in the Order.
Also available is the 2021 General Chapter Conclusive Document. It contains a full report of the November 2021 General Chapter, details of the audience with Pope Francis, information on the budget, and CIOFS’s priorities for the next three years.
I am a professed member from The Chapel of Our Savior in Brockton Ma. But I’m not with any Chapter at all this time. I am seeking one near me.
Thanks for email above.
1. You didn’t mention your
current location. Is it still in Massachusetts?
If it is, please contact Theresa Pratt, OFS at
If you’re in a different state, please provide city & state
then I will provide contact person for that area.
2. Generally, virtual participation is not acceptable but
if your area is in “Covid” mode, many fraternities are
gathering virtually till safe to meet physically.
Hope this helps.
for Sisters & Brothers of OFS-USA NEC