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MOST REVEREND +MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE
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Province of Saint Mary Theotokos – North American Continent Members
 
    ACTIVE        
» Most Rev. Friar +Michael Cuozzo, OFE, MA, MDiv, DD, STD, PhD, DD
Third Order of St. Francis (OFS) San Francisco California (04/01/1987)
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, California (04/23/1988) 
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, California (06/29/1988)
Married: (11/07/1993)
Office of Priest​: International Ordinariate, Prelature of Pope John Paul II, Catholic Apostolic Church, Eastern Rite (03/14/1997)(1997- 2003) 
Office of Priest​: Federation of Jesus Abbeys (06/29/2003 – 03-01-2009)       
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, New York, USA (Est. 08/12/2011)      
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 10/04/2011) Renamed: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (12/13/2022)
Archpriest: Federation of Jesus Abbeys (08/13/2013)
Religious Name: Brother Francis, OFE
Abbot General​: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical and Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (10/04/2013 – 08/13/2019)
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (Est. 11/13/2015) Renamed: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Secular (12/13/2022)
Founder & Abbot: Holy Apostles Monastery (Est. 11/29/2015) (Disbanded 03/02/2019)
Abbot General: Holy Apostles Monastery and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (10/27/2016 – 03/02/2019)  (Disbanded 03/02/2019)                                    Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (Est. 07/11/2016) 
Order of Franciscans Culdee (Est. 10/4/2016) (Disbanded 08/15/2019) 
Minister General: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (08/13/2019)
Minister General: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (Est. 08/24/2019)
Laicization: (September 12, 2019)
Province of Saint Mary Theotokos (Est. 09/14/2019)
Minister Provincial | Temporary (09/14/2019 – 11/07/2022)
Widowed (12/01/2020)
Bishop-Elect: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (07/31/2021)
Co-Director of the Sr. Particia Cuozzo Memorial Centre (04/20/2022)
Italian Citizenship: (07/26/2022)
Dual Citizenship: Italian-American
Bishop Ordinary: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (10/04/2022)
Province of Saint Charles Lawanga and his Companions (Est. 01/12/2023)
Province of Saint Alphonsa (Est. 01/12/2023)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
Province of Saint Benedict (Est. 11/13/2023)
Co-FounderInternational Conference of Catholic and Autocephalous Bishops (Est. 12/14/2023)

ACTIVE

» Very Reverend Friar Max M. Zapanta+, OFE, BA, MA, DD
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Philippines
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Philippines (05/02/2001)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/11/2015) 
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Cyril+, OFE, BA, MA, DD
Abbot and Founder: Abbey of Saint Therese of Lisieux, California, USA (Est. 09/11/2015) 
Board Member: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (03/22/2022)
Minister Provincial: Province of Saint Mary Theotokos (11/07/2022)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar George Adusei-Bonsu+, OFE, MDiv, DD
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Texas, USA (04/16/1983)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa (01/22/1984)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/06/2016)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother George+, OFE, MDiv, DD
Friar and Founder: Divine Providence Friary, Ohio, USA (Est. 01/06/2016)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Noel M. Clarke+, OFE, BTh, MPsy, DD
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Ireland (04/11/1977)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Ireland (06/11/1978)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/19/2016)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Martin+, OFE, BTh, MPsy, DD
Friar and Founder: Saint Brigit Friary, Florida, USA (Est. 01/19/2016)
Board Member: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (02/10/2018)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Terence M. McDonough+, OFE, DD       
 
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA 02/02/1962)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/09/2017)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Arnold+, OFE, DD
Abbot and Founder: Our Lady of Knock Abbey, Ecclesiastical Affiliation (Charter), Massachusetts, USA (Est. 03/09/201
Name of Parish: The Friends of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Inc, MA, USA
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
 
RETIRED
» Most Rev. Anthony A.M. Pearson, COFE, STD, DD, MTh,MA, MEd BA, ThG ​​
Diaconate Ordination: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA (12/12/2014)
Priesthood Ordination: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA (08/04/2015)
Bishop: Independent Catholic Church of North America (05/14/2016)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/12/2018)
Religious Name: Br. Anthony of the Divine Word, COFE, STD, DD, MTh, MA, MEd, ThG
Abbot, Bishop, and Founder: St. Maria Faugtina of the Divine WordAbbey of the Incarnation, Texas, USA (Est. 09/12/2018)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
Bishop Emeritus: International Conference of Catholic and Autocephalous Bishops (03/01/2024)
ACTIVE
» Most Reverend Friar Rouville Fisher, III, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
 
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Florida, USA (05/14/2001)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Florida, USA (05/18/2002)
Bishop: Independent Catholic Church of North America | Philippine National Catholic Church (02/15/2009)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (04/20/2017)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother John Paul+, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD 
Abbot, Bishop, and Founder: Abbey of the Incarnation, Florida, USA (Est. 04/20/2017)
Board Member: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (05/23/2019)
Auxiliary Bishop: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (10/04/2022)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
Co-FounderInternational Conference of Catholic and Autocephalous Bishops (Est. 12/14/2023
Province of Saint Alphonsa – Asian Continent
Brothers Members
 
ACTIVE (BROTHER)​​
» Very Rev. Friar Aneesh Jacob (Sebastian) Puthenpurackal, OFE, LTh, DD 
 
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)Diaconate Ordination: Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad, India (03/14/2007)       
Priesthood Ordination: Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad, India (10/08/2008)    Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/27/2016)
Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)          
Religious Name: Brother Sebastian+, OFE, LTh, DD
Abbot and Founder: Abbey of Saint Alphonsa, Kerala, India (Est. 03/27/2016
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Minister Provincial:  Province of Saint Alphonsa (01/12/2023) 
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)         
 
Province of Saint Benedict – European Continent
Priests Members
 
ACTIVE 
» Very Rev. Friar W.W. Augustus Dilkushan Fernando, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh, DD 
 
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (04/04/1987)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (08/29/1987)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/05/2017)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Dilkushan+, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh, DD 
Friar and Founder: Our Lady of Lanka Friary, Russia (Est. 09/05/2017)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023) 
Minister Provincial: Province of Saint Benedict (11/13/2023)
Province of Saint Charles Lwanga and His Companions- African Continent
Priests Members
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Abel Makahamadze, OFE, BA, DipTh, DipPhil, DD
 
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Zimbabwe, Africa (2005)​
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic  Religious Order, Zimbabwe, Africa (2006)​
Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (11/30/2018)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (05/24/2022)
Religious Name: Brother John of the Cross+, OFE, BA, DipTh, DipPhil, DD
Abbot and Founder: Abbey of the Redeeming Christ, Zimbabwe, Africa (Est. 11/30/2018)  Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
Minister Provincial: Province of Saint Charles Lwanga and his Companions (01/12/2023)
Doctor of Divinity (DD) (10/04/2023)
       
 

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Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Inc.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS:


Most Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE, OFS
Most Reverend Rouville M. Fisher, III, OFE
Bishop-Elect Very Reverend William Seuffert, FHDM
Very Reverend Max M. Zapanta, OFE
Brother Johnbosco Mario Oyedikachukwum Michael Okwor, FSHJ, OFES
 
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc.
 
BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND COUINCIL MEMBERS: 

Most Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE
Very Reverend Noel Clarke, OFE 
Bishop-Elect Very Reverend William Seuffert, FHDM
Stella Siundu
Natalia Luseno 
Most Reverend Godfrey Wasike Siundu
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