AT THE ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST WE BOLDLY PROCLAIM OUR CATHOLIC IDENTITY.

 
ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST SECULAR
 
MINISTER GENERAL AND BISHOP
ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
MOST REVEREND +MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE 
 
AUXILIARY BISHOP
ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
MOST REVEREND +ROUVILLE M. FISHER, III, OFE
 
MINISTER PROVINCIAL – NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT
PROVINCE OF SAINT MARY THEOTOKOS
VERY REVEREND MAX M. ZAPANTA, OFE
 
MINISTER PROVINCIAL – ASIAN CONTINENT
PROVINCE OF SAINT ALPHONSA
VERY REVEREND ANEESH (DEVASIA) PUTHENPURACKAL, OFE
 
MINISTER PROVINCIAL – AFRICAN CONTINENT
PROVINCE OF SAINT CHARLES LWANGA AND HIS COMPANIONS
VERY REVEREND ABEL MAKAHAMDZE, OFE
 
WELCOME!
 
The Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist are shepherded by the example of the humility and gentleness of Pope John Paul I;​ the Prelature of Pope John Paul II, the Federation of Jesus Abbeys; and the Most Reverend and Mrs. Salomão Barbosa Ferraz.
​ Humility and Gentleness of Pope John Paul I Click Here
⇒​ Prelature of Pope John Paul II Click Here
​ Federation of Jesus Abbeys Click Here
Bishop and his wife received into the Roman Catholic Church​ Click Here
 
History of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Click Here​​
The General Constitutions of OFE Click Here
OFE Priestly Faculties [Sample] Click Here
 
“The salvation of souls … is always the supreme law of the Church.”
“After it has been validly received sacred ordination never becomes invalid.”
 
Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order,

An International Ordinariate

The Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist have a presence in Canada,Columbia, Hungry, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Philippines, Sri Lanka, United States of America, and Zimbabwe.
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MOST REVEREND +MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE
COAT OF ARMS
 
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Welcome to Our Franciscan Religious Order Website
 
Welcome to the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist website of the Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order, An International Ordinariate. We are pleased to provide a “home” for celibate and married [and/or widowed] Roman Catholic priests and to eventually [sooner or later] enable them to continue to serve sacramentally within the Roman Catholic Church. Married Roman Catholic priests are priests who married after ordination in the Roman Catholic Church.

Become an Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Priest

The Corporation of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Inc. provides devoid of ​ remuneration membership, canonical ​ faculties,​ membership certification, and community support for validly Roman Catholic ordained married and/or widowed or single priests. 
 
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Our Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist is to minister to celibate and married [and/or widowed] Roman Catholic priests and laity 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.

Our Goals 

We seek out laborers and advisors for our mission. We voice our story. We await a college of bishops to rise to oversee our mission. We seek to openly serve the Roman Catholic Church and minister within Roman Catholic ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

Our Objective 

“Clerics, where their condition, are to care in their heart for all of the Churches, and therefore to serve her wherever there is great necessity; let them show willingness, especially with the permission or encouragement of their own eparchial bishop or superior, to exercise their ministry in the missions or in regions laboring under a shortage of clergy.” (1990 Code of Canons of Oriental (Eastern) Churches, Canon 393)
 
The Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist objective is achieved when our religious order and/or priests are recognized and/or incardinated into a participating Eastern Ecclesia which is in union with Rome. The priest and his wife shall then, per Eastern Canon 393, be loaned to a Roman Catholic Diocese which is experiencing a shortage of priests.

Our Mission

Welcome married [and widowed] 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 and/or widowed 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 and Eastern Catholic priests in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church to serve as brothers; and Support efforts of members, other clergy, and laity in their efforts to restore married priesthood to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church.

Our Charisms

Recognition of the primacy of our Lord Jesus Christ; Inspiration from the spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi; Reverence for creation; Dignity of human persons; 
Support of family unity; Compassion; Peacemaking; Service; Community; 
Simplicity; and Welcoming married [and widowed] and
celibate Roman Catholic priests and laity. 

Our Apostolic Works

Sanctification of families; and Blessing of married Roman Catholic priests.

Our Rule of Life

When Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend  on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40) 
 
He also said, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)
 
We are to live a life of commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and to serve him faithfully.

We are to acclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the study of the Scriptures.​ We are to keep the Eucharist and the Gospel at the center of our lives. We are to acquire knowledge and inspiration of the Franciscan spirituality of our patron Saint Francis of Assisi.​ We are to infuse our daily life with compassion, service, community, simplicity, reverence for creation, dignity of human persons, peacemaking, prayer, and support of family unity.​ We are to welcome celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity.​ We are to be respectful to Popes, Patriarchs, Bishops, Abbot Generals, Minister Generals, and members of our Order.​

The Two Branches of Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist

The first branch is the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE). Comprised of priests who are married [widowed], as well as celibate Roman Catholic priests who were ordained by a Roman Catholic bishop. Celibate Roman Catholic priests will function as brothers in the Order.​​

The second branch is the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Secular. (OFES) Members are called to live the Franciscan “Rule of Life” and to assist OFE to accomplish its goals, objective, mission, charisms, and apostolic works for married Roman Catholic priests.

Why do Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist priests have friaries or abbeys not churches?

Community members of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist set up home-based friaries or abbeys to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also welcomes laity who support married and celibate priests. The friary or abbey is a place where members are called to live out the Franciscan “Rule of Life” and to assist OFE to accomplish its mission statement, goals, objective, mission, apostolic works, and charisms. The friary or abbey is where all are welcome to celebrate Eucharist and other sacraments.
 
Friaries or abbeys are self-governing, with friars and brothers supporting themselves and their ministries with secular, church-related, and/or church employment and adhere to the tentmaker tradition of the Apostle Paul, the “modern” term is bi-vocational priest.
 

Our Abbeys and Friaries

Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Abbey of Saint Thérèse​ of Lisieux, Divine Providence Friary, ​Saint Brigit Friary, Our Lady of Lanka Friary, Saint Maria Faustina of the Divine Mercy Friary, Saint Alphonsa Friary, Abbey of the Redeeming Christ, Our Lady of Knock Abbey, ​and Abbey of the Incarnation

 

Sanctification Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi

The Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (SFU) is an international confraternity of prayer and ministry of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, and Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Secular. It is comprised of priests, pastors, religious, and laity from all religious traditions who commit to prayer for the sanctification of families and of married Roman Catholic priests.
 

Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charters

Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist establish Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charters with monasteries, abbeys, churches, hermitages, religious orders, congregations, missions, archdioceses, and dioceses to help them fulfill their respective missions. Each charter will operate independent, maintaining their current system of disciplines and teaching. They accept the authority of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist over all matter of Faith and Practices. The charter member may not legally or financially obligate the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist in anyway. 
 

Our Roman Catholic Chartered Communities

Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha, Our Lady of Knock Abbey, Saint Joseph’s Hermitage, Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Third Order Regular, Congregation of the Fathers and Brothers of Mercy, and Evangelizers of the Apostle (Evangelizadores de los Apóstoles​)​
 
Application: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charter Application: Point And Click Here
 

Our Catholic Chartered Communities

Missionary Sons of Mother Mary
Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love and the
Third Order of Saint Francis Ministry
 
Application: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charter Application: Point And Click Here.
 
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