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
October 3 - Transitus Celebration, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
October 18 - Fraternity Meeting, St. Theodore's Church
October 3 – Transitus – Saint Francis’s entry into heaven
October 4 - Feast of St. Francis
October 6 – Saint Mary Frances of the Five Wounds, III Order
October 10 – Blessed Mother Mary Angela Truszkowska, III Order
October 10 – Saint Daniel and companions (Angelus, Samuel, Donulus, Leo, Hugolinus and Nicholas), I Order
October 11 – Saint John XXIII, III Order
October 12 – Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro, I Order
October 13 – Blessed Honorat Kozminski, I Order
October 16 - The Servant of the Lord, James of the Rosary