General Questions

What do Secular Franciscans do?

Essentially Secular Franciscans live and do their work as anyone else does, but with a consciousness of trying to live the Gospel values in their lives especially in family and work life. In particular, their daily lives are most usually involved in the life of the parish (serving as lectors, […]

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Who is St. Clare of Assisi?

St. Clare was born on July 16, 1194. Her baptismal name was Chiara Offreduccio. She is one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Poor Ladies, a monastic religious order for women in the Franciscan tradition, and wrote their Rule of Life, the […]

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Can I meet your order and see how you live your lives?

Yes, indeed. This is the best way to learn about the Secular Franciscans. Call 1-800-FRANCIS or send an e-mail indicating your interest and location to Your information will be shared with members of the closest fraternity to your location. There you can meet Secular Franciscans, get to know us […]

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How is the Secular Franciscan Order structured?

The Secular Franciscan Order is an Order within the Roman Catholic Church. It is divided into fraternities at various levels: local, regional, national, and international. The OFS is governed by the universal law of the Church; and by its own Rule, Constitutions, Ritual, and statutes. The interpretation of the Rule […]

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