Secular Franciscan Order: Divine Mercy Fraternity

Purpose: The Secular Franciscan Order is an official Order within the Catholic Church, established by St. Francis of Assisi himself, early in the thirteenth century. Divine Mercy Fraternity is the local Fraternity, part of many Fraternities world-wide. To become a member, the applicant (men, women, single or married) must discern a Vocation and be a devout Catholic.

Responsibilities: Ordinarily, we do not live in community; rather we live with our families and perform our jobs out in the world, gathering in fraternities on a regular basis. By profession we promise to follow a Rule of Life approved and confirmed by Pope Paul VI. For more information visit www.dmf-ofs.org.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours per month, sometimes more.  Personal prayer (Liturgy of the Hours) adds 1-2 hours per day. Meetings are the second Sunday each month from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact: Fred Schaeffer, OFS, Fraternity Minister, 772-410-6237, E: fredsfo2@gmail.com or Helen Calderone, OFS, Vice Minister, 772-794-2404, E: epchfc@comcast.net

Click here for information on the National Fraternity of the Secular Francisans

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