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.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Bishops call for a fortnight of prayer
Bishops’ Fortnight Prayer
Pray each day June 21 through July 4
Almighty God, Father of all nations,
For freedom you have set us free in Christ Jesus (Gal.
We praise and bless you for the gift of religious
the foundation of human rights, justice,
and the common good.
Grant to our leaders the wisdom to protect
and promote our liberties;
By your grace may we have the courage to defend them,
for ourselves and for all those who live in this
We ask this through the intercession
of Mary Immaculate, our patroness,
and in the name of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
with whom you live and reign, one God for ever and
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
June 10 - Council Meeting, 10 a.m. St. Theodore's Church
June 16 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m.St. Theodore's Church
June 2 – Saint Felix of Nicosia, I Order
June 8 - Blessed Nichola of Gesturi, I Order
June 12 – Blesseed Florida Cevoli, I Order
June 12 – Blessed Jolenta, II Order
June 12 - Blessed Antoninus Bajewski, and companions, I Order
June 13- Saint Anthony of Padua, Doctor, I Order
June 16 – Blessed Anizet Koplin and companions, martyrs of Poland (Henry Krzystofik, Flrian Stepniak, Fidelis Chojnacki, Symforiam Ducki) I Order
June 16 – Blessed Guy (Guido) Vignotelli, I Order
June 17 – Saint Albert Chmielowski, III Order
June 22 – Saint Thomas More, III Order
June 23 – Saint Joseph Cafasso, III Order
June 26 – Blessed Andrew Hyacinth Longhin, I Order