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
February 1 – Saint Veridiana, III Order
February 1- Blessed Andrew of Segni, I Order
February 4 – St. Joseph of Leonessa, I Order
February 6 – Saints Peter Baptist, Paul Miki, Martin of the Ascension, Francis Blanco, Philip of Jesus, Francis of St. Michael, Gonsalvo Garcia, and seventeen tertiaries, I and III Orders
February 7 – Saint Colette of Corbie, II Order
February 8 – Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph, I Order
February 15 – Transfer of the Body of Saint Anthony of Padua, I Order
February 19 – Saint Conrad of Piacenza, III Order
February 27 – Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio, I Order