“May God give you peace”
With this traditional Franciscan greeting we welcome you as you explore a little bit about who we are as sisters and brothers in the Order of Ecumenical Franciscans. As you check us out here on our website, you will discover two essential characteristics of our order. First you will discover that we are indeed Franciscans who strive to follow the poor Christ in the footsteps of Saints Francis and Clare. And second, you will discover that we are ecumenical. By being ecumenical we are committed to practicing the Franciscan charism as sisters and brothers from a vast variety of Christian communities. The membership of our order is represented by numerous Protestant denominations, independent Christian churches, and Catholic communions.
29th OEF Chapter/Convocation 2013
We are celebrating our 30th Anniversary
OEF Chapter/Convocation 2013
Your prayers and presence are requested
When: July 18th @ 4 PM - July 21st @ 1 pm
To participate in the Mission/Work Day arrival is on July 17th
Where: Capuchin Retreat Center
62460 Mt. Vernon Road
Washington, MI 48094
Registration is now open!
For more information and to register, please click Read More...
Considering the Franciscan life?
Many of our visitors to this web site are drawn because of some fascination with Francis and Clare. Perhaps they simply want to know more about the thirteenth-century saints whose vision of the Gospel life turned their world on its head. Maybe those who stop by are trying to figure out why twenty-first century people would spend their time and energy on such nonsense. Perhaps they are simply intrigued by the romantic image of Francis after watching Fratello Sole, Sorella Luna (Brother Sun, Sister Moon). But for some reason, they come.