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
February 2 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
February 10, Council Meeting, 10 a.m., St. Theodore's Church
February 16 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
January 1 - Solemnity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of God
January 3 - Most Holy Name of Jesus.
January 6 – Blessed Diego Jose of Cadiz, I Order
January 7 – Saint Angela of Foligno, III Order
January 8 – Blessed Eurosia Fabris, III Order
January 12 – Saint Bernard of Corleone, I Order
January 14 – Blessed Odoric of Pordenone, I Order
January 16 – Saints Berard and companions protomartyrs of the Order
January 18 – Saint Charles of Sezze, I Order
January 19 – Blessed Thomas of Cori, I Order
January 19 – Saint Eustochia Calafato, II Order
January 20 – Blessed John Baptist Triguerie, I Order
January 23 - St. Maryanne Cope, OSF
January 24 – St. Francis de Sales, III Order
January 27 – St. Angela Merici, III Order
January 29 – Blessed Roger of Todi, I Order
January 30 – Saint Hyacinth of Maiscotti, III Order