|About||The mission of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical is to minister to married Roman Catholic priests.|
The Mission of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical is to: Welcome married Roman Catholic priests; Provide the People of God the Eucharist; Have married Roman Catholic priests available to Roman Catholic bishops; Affirm the marriages and lives of married Roman Catholic priests; Provide a home and support for married Roman Catholic priests through acceptance, communications, and ongoing activities of the Order; Welcome celibate Roman Catholic priests in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church to serve as brothers; Support efforts of members, other clergy, and laity in their efforts to restore married priesthood to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church.
On July 4, 2017, the Abbot General Michael Cuozzo, OFE of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical received a statement from Roman Catholic Bishop +Francis Joseph Patrick. Bishop Francis read a prepared statement at Good Shepherd Chapel at Holy Apostles Monastery in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa, stating that he has accepted appointment as bishop and shepherd of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Holy Apostles Monastery, and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
The mission of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical is to minister to married Roman Catholic priests by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (Theotokos in Greek means “God-bearer”) and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE).The Order of Franciscans Ecumenical is pleased to provide a “home” for married Roman Catholic priests and to eventually enable them to continue to serve sacramentally within the Roman Catholic Church.
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (10/04/2011)
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (11/13/2015)
Holy Apostles Monastery (11/29/2015)
Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis (07/11/2016)
Order of Franciscan Culdee (10/04/2016)