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Secular Franciscan Order

 

About us
Tau Cross used by Franciscan communitiesThe Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) is a branch of the worldwide Franciscan family. We are single and married. We work, worship and play in the community where we live. 

OFS
The letters OFS stand for the Latin words:
Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis

Our Meetings
The Saint Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity meets here normally on Saturdays. Please check the schedule on our parish calendar.

 

St. Francis of Assisi statue

The OFS is a religious order in the Catholic Church, established by Saint 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 do likewise.

In today's world, we are plagued by time schedules, projects and activities that leave us weary and stressed. The OFS becomes our place of refuge and renewal within our community where our Franciscan brothers and sisters support and inspire us.  We pray and study together, as we treasure communal fellowship.

 

St. Clare of Assisi statue
Local
Contact us by email   -
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Find us on Facebook stmaximilian.kolbe.fraternity.ofs
St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity - website

Regional
St. Thomas More Region OFS, Arizona and Las Vegas, NV  - website

National
Secular Franciscans-USA - website

 

Who is Saint Maximilian Kolbe?

Maximilian Kolbe OFM Conv. was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the German death camp of Auschwitz, located in German-occupied Poland during World War II. 
Born: January 8, 1894
Died:  August 14, 1941

The national shrine is in Marytown, Libertyville, Illinois. Find out more about Saint Maximilian Kolbe by going to the National Shrine website. .

 

 

 
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