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 6 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
September 1 – Saint Beatrice of Silva, II Order
September 2 – Blesseds Apollinaris of Posat, John Francis Burte, Severin Girault, I and III Order
September 3 – Blessed Claudio Granzotto, I Order
September 4 – Saint Rose of Viterbo, III Order
September 5 – Blessed Gentil de Matelica, Priest, I Order
September 6 - Blessed Liberat de Laure, I Order
September 7 – Blessed Eugenie Picco, Third-Order Regular
September 8 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
September 9 – Blessed Seraphique Sforza, II Order
September 10 – Blessed Martyrs of Japan, I and III Orders
September 11 – Blessed Bonaventure de Barcelone, I Order
September 12 - Feast of the Name of Holy Mary
September 17 – Stigmata of Holy Father Francis
September 23 – Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, I Order
September 24 – Saint Pacifico of San Severino, I Order