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).
On November 17, 2018, we were blessed to witness three members of the Secular Franciscan Order take their rites of profession at the Capuchin College in Washington, D.C. The celebration started with a mass at 11:00 AM, followed by the Rites of Profession and a reception with friends and family.
It was most certainly a blessed day for all members to welcome the newly professed Laura Benso and Mary Rhode of the Saint John XXIII Fraternity in Davidsonville, MD, as well as Sarita Palmer of the St. Conrad Fraternity in Annapolis, MD.