Established March 31, 1861
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, OFS (Ordo Franciscanum Saeculorum) is
a Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order
that follows the prescription of the Secular Franciscan Rule 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 follow in the footsteps of our Seraphic Father, Francis of Assisi,
as a people of peace, service, compassion,
humility, and in the spirit of penance following his admonition
to "preach always, sometimes use words".
In our group and individual ministries, we reach out to those less fortunate
to provide service and comfort to their needs.
Our Fraternity is committed to the Franciscan Way of Life and is not a prayer circle or club.
Catholics who are interested in this Life of service are encouraged to contact us
for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRATERNITY GATHERINGS ARE NORMALLY HELD
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH
AT 1:00 PM AT ST. FRANCIS SOLANUS CHURCH PARISH HALL,
1700 BLOCK OF ELM STREET, QUINCY, ILLINOIS
ONGOING FORMATION FOR FRATERNITY GATHERINGS:
For Januray 2016 - Read Chapter 6 of "St. Clare (a short biography)" by Joan Mueller, O.S.C.
FUTURE local Fraternity events (includes Regional Events): (Full details for each event will be announced in a timely fashion in the Monthly Newsletter
That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.
Comfort for the Afflicted.
That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
Support for Persecuted Christians.
That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.
That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.
Christians in Africa.
That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation, justice, and peace.
That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.
Other Franciscan sites of interest:
Spirituality & Practice - a resource for spiritual journeys (not necessarily a Franciscan site, but valuable for spiritual practice.)