Most High glorious God,
enlighten the darkness of my heart;
Give me right faith, sure hope, and perfect charity.
Fill me with understanding and Knowledge,
That I may fulfill your command. - Francis of Assisi
The Secular Franciscan Order, formerly known as the Third Order of St. Francis, is an official Order within the Catholic Church, and was established by St. Francis of Assisi in the thirteenth century. Members do not live in community, but live their everyday lives in the world. However, as members of this fraternity we gather on a regular basis. By profession, we have promised to follow a Rule of Life approved and confirmed by Pope Paul VI in June of 1978.
If you are interested in the Secular Franciscan Order, and especially, if you feel that you have avocation, please phone 1-800-FRANCIS for more information.
If you are interested or seeking more information about us, you may explore the information provided by our site or may contact any one listed as follows:
|Abingdon Area||Mariane Boylefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lynchburg Area||Fred Ickesemail@example.com|
|Roanoke Valley Area||Mary Fitzgerald||Ftzgrldmnary@coxl.net|
|South Side Area||George Foster||TsisaMeli@aol.com|
Updated:May 16, 2016