The Glory of the Most High Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order seeks to help lay people and secular priests and deacons live out their Franciscan vocations through prayer, community, and opportunities for spiritual growth.
The Secular Franciscan Order belongs to the Franciscan Family and is "formed by the organic union of all the Catholic fraternities. We, the members are moved by the Holy Spirit and commit ourselves through profession to live the Gospel after the manner of St. Francis in our secular state following the Rule approved by the Church" ( Const. 1,3).
"The rule and life of the Secular Franciscans is this: to observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following the example of Saint Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life with God and people.... We devote ourselves especially to careful reading of the gospel, going from gospel to life and life to the gospel." ( Rule Article 4).
Glory of the Most High Profession
Glory of the Most High OFS Profession
September 7 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
September 21- Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
July 13 – Blessed Angeline of Marisciano, III Order
July 15 – Saint Bonaventure, doctor, I Order
July 16 – Saint Francis Solano, I Order
July 16 – Canonization of Saint Francis - Canonized 16 July, 1228. by Pope Gregory IX
July 18 – Saint Simon of Lipnica, I Order
July 21 – Saint Lawrence of Brindisi, I Order
July 23 – Saint Bridget of Sweden, III Order
July 23 – Blessed Cunegunda, II Order
July 24 – Blessed Louise of Savoy, II Order
July 24 – Blessed Modestino of Jesus and Mary, I Order
July 24 – Blessed Antonio Lucci, I Order
July 27 – Blessed Mary Magdalene of Martinengo, II Order.