What is the Secular Franciscan Order?

The Secular Franciscan Order (SFO) is a branch of the world-wide Franciscan Family. We are Catholics, both married and single. Some of us are diocesan clergy. We work, worship and play in the community where we live.

The SFO was established by St. Francis of Assisi more than 800 years ago. Our purpose is to bring the gospel to life where we live and where we work. We look for practical ways to embrace the gospel in our lives and try to help others to do likewise.

For more information:

National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order – USA

International Council of the OFS (CIOFS)

Wikipedia Entry for the Secular Franciscan Order