Portiuncula Fraternity of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Who We Are

The Secular Franciscan Order (Latin: Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis, postnominal abbr. O.F.S.) is a community of Catholic men and women in the world who seek to pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of Francis of Assisi. Secular Franciscans are tertiaries, or members of the Third Order of Saint Francis founded by Francis of Assisi 800 years ago. Originally known as the Brothers and Sisters of Penance, the Order is open to any Catholic not bound by religious vows to another religious order and is made up of both the laity (men and women non-clergy) and secular clergy (deacons, priests, and bishops). Although Secular Franciscans make a public profession, they…
Read More