The Rule

“By profession, we promise to follow a Rule of Life approved and confirmed by Pope Paul VI in June of 1978. You may read this Rule and the General Constitutions of the Secular Franciscan Order on this National Fraternity website.

The Rule and Constitutions might be a good place for you to begin your online inquiry. You might like to read more about St. Francis from numerous websites, including the one given above. You may pick up your phone and call 1-800-FRANCIS for more information. You might click on this list of Regions and Fraternities across the whole United States ( and see if you can find a fraternity near you to visit. You might email the Regional Minister for more details.”

Extract from Welcome Message
Tom Bello, OFS, National Minister

Click here for full message.

2 thoughts on “The Rule

  1. I am seeking information on becoming a Third Order Secular Franciscan in the Diocese of Grand Rapids.
    Can you help me? I live in Ludington and belong to St. Simons Parish (Pastor: Fr. Wayne Wheeler)
    I have been involved in numerous roles within our Church for years and have always been taken with St. Francis in a deeply spiritual way since visiting Assisi many years ago.

    Thank you.
    William R. Roy

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