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.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Betty Hoffend, OFS - Rest in peace
May God be with Betty Hoffend, OFS (1941-2015), who went home March 4. She is seen above at the top right corner of the table, sitting next to her husband Tom.
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
May 4 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
May 18 - Fraternity Meeting, 7 p.m., St. Theodore's Church
May 3 – Blesseds Arthur Bell, Henry Heath, John Woodcock, et al, martyrs of England, I Order
May 7 – Blessed Agnellis of Pisa, I Order
May 8 – Blessed Jeremiah of Vallacchia, I Order
May 9 – Saint Catherine of Bologna, II Order
May 10 – Saint Ivo of Brittany, III Order
May 11 – Saint Ignatius of Laconi, I Order
May 11 – Blessed Antonio of Saint Anne Galvoa, I Order
May 12 – Saint Leopold Mandic, I Order
May 16 – Saint Margaret of Cortona, III Order
May 17 – Saint Paschal Baylon, I Order
May 18 – Saint Felix of Cantalice, I Order
May 19 – Saint Crispin of Viterbo, I Order
May 19 – Saint Theophilus of Corte, I Order
May 20 – Saint Bernadine of Siena, I Order
May 21- Blessed Franz Jagerstatter, III Order
May 24 – Dedication of the Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi
May 28 – Saint Mariana of Jesus de Paredes, III Order