Mission Statement


We, the Franciscan Tertiaries of the SS. Francis and Clare Fraternity, called by Baptism to holiness, are called by the Holy Spirit to follow the example of St. Francis of Assisi who made Christ the inspiration and the center of his life.  By profession and urged by the Spirit, we commit to reach the perfection of charity and to live the Gospel in the manner of St. Francis by means of the Rule of 1883 to the Franciscan Third Order Secular approved by Pope Leo XIII under the spiritual direction and guidance of the Order of Friars Minor of the Immaculate Conception Province.

By living in community we foster prayer, study and love for the Scriptures and continual conversion.  Our spirituality is centered on the Person and on the following of Christ.  Christ, poor and crucified, is our “book” in which we find the purpose and the way of life.  We pledge full communion with the Pope, bishops and priests and unwavering obedience to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and its teachings.