Is Christ calling you to walk in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi?
If you are interested in learning more about Franciscan spirituality, or possibly find yourself discerning a call to the Secular Franciscan Order, please join us. Inquiry is open to all Catholic men and women not members of another religious order or secular order and 18 years or older. Candidates must be practicing Catholics faithful to the teachings of the Church and loCareyal to the Apostolic See. The Secular Franciscan Order belongs to the Franciscan Family and is “formed by the organic union of all the Catholic fraternities, whose members, moved by the Holy Spirit, commit themselves through profession to live the Gospel after the manner of St. Francis in their secular state following the Rule approved by the Church” (Const. 1,3).
Meet our new council members below who were duly elected on November 16, 2019; from left to right, Denise Miante, Joe McHugh, Chris Grubach, Br. Rigo Azanwi, OFM Cap.(Spiritual Assistant), Catherine Gonzalez, Joan Faltot (Minister), Jean Gaes, and Genny Wilbourne.
The election of a new council is a very solemn occasion for Franciscans, as we pray and ask the Holy Spirit for guidance and discernment during the nomination and election periods. The election is conducted by a member of the Regional Council.
We thank our outgoing council for their examples and invaluable services to the fraternity. Shown in the third photograph are Denise Miante, Mary Henry, Joan Faltot, Judith Tyrrell, Pat Tyrrell, and Kathleen Sievers.