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IMPORTANT – May need to shut down this site

Hello everyone. Although I would very much like to keep this site going, I just can’t give it the time and attention that it needs because the priorities that control the allocation of my time have changed dramatically since I started it. If you would be interested in taking it over, please contact me using the comment function for this post. I would like it to stay within the Franciscan family, especially within the OFS if possible. Thanks! Pax et bonum.

New link: San Damiano Retreat – A Franciscan Presence in Northern California

San Damiano Retreat – A Franciscan Presence in Northern California: San Damiano is a place of refuge for people of all faiths and backgrounds who are lost and seeking, people who are craving contemplation and reflection, and people moved to rebuild the world.

New Site: Irish Capuchins Overseas Missions

Irish Capuchins Overseas Missions: At present Irish friars are working in the following overseas areas: South Africa (since 1929), Zambia (since 1931), New Zealand (since 1985), Korea (since 1985) and in the Western American Province (from 1910).

Updated Listing: Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity:  Our Franciscan Sisters’ vocation, calling and charism is serving as Catholic consecrated women religious. God called us to serve in rewarding ministries of Catholic Health Care, Education and parishes in rural and urban communities.

Updated listing: Father Solanus Casey Regional SFO Fraternity (Parts of NY, MA, RI, and CT)

Fr. Solanus Casey Regional Fraternity, OFS has updated it’s website. It has a new URL:

Two New Links Added: St. Joseph Fraternity (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA) & St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity (Long Beach Island, NJ)

St. Joseph Fraternity (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA): A fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in northeastern Pennsylvania. Most of our individual service to the Church happens in the northeast part of the state as well. We gather in community on the third Sunday of each month.

St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity (Long Beach Island, NJ): We are the Secular Franciscans from the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, based at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Brant Beach, on Long Beach Island, in New Jersey.

Two new links: Capuchin Franciscans – Ireland & Secular Franciscans San Luis Rey Fraternity

Capuchin Franciscans – Ireland: Capuchin Franciscan Friars have been ministering in Ireland, as ‘Brothers of the People’ for 400 years. On this website you can find information about where we are, who we are and how to get in touch.

Secular Franciscans San Luis Rey Fraternity: ​The San Luis Rey Secular Franciscan fraternity meets each month at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA.


4 new links: St. Francis Retreat House, St. Clare Retreat House, Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Friary, Assumption BVM Province of the Order of Friars Minor

Thank you for the suggestions, Br. Jerome. Sorry for the delay.

St. Francis Retreat House: Retreat House, conference center, chapel, and Friary located in beautiful eastern Pennsylvania.

St. Clare Retreat House: Sybertsville, Pennsylvania. A quiet refuge in the heart of the Nescopeck Mountains. We welcome you to take time away and be quiet with God, renewing your life and spirit amidst the God-given beauty of our grounds.

Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Friary: Sybertsville, Pennsylvania

Assumption BVM Province of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM): A Roman/Byzantine Catholic Community of Religious Men Following St. Francis of Assisi


Two New Sites: Holy Dormition Secular Franciscan Fraternity; Third Order, Society of Saint Francis – European Province Website

Slowly working through the backlog…

Holy Dormition Secular Franciscan Fraternity (Sybertsville, Pa.): Founded in the late 1940’s and today consists of approximately 35 permanently professed members. The fraternity meets on the first Sunday of each month at 2PM.

Third Order, Society of Saint Francis – European Province Website: A worldwide Anglican Franciscan Religious Order of men and women, lay and ordained, married and single, young and old, and of various ethnic and educational backgrounds.

Three new sites: NAFRA Formation Commission & Our Lady of the Rockies Regional Fraternity (Web and Facebook)

NAFRA Formation Commission: Web page of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order’s Formation Commission. Lots of useful resources for OFS initial and ongoing formation.

Our Lady of the Rockies Region – OFS: Facebook Page – “The regional fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Montana and Northern Wyoming.If you want to know more about us please check out our website at”

Our Lady of the Rockies Regional Fraternity: Web page of Secular Franciscans in Montana & Northern Wyoming