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Parish Life at St Clare's

The Secular Franciscans

The Secular Franciscans are the lay branch of the order of St. Francis of Assisi. The Franciscan order is comprised of four main groups. The first is the order of Franciscan Friars, the second order is comprised of the Sisters of St Clare of Assisi commonly referred to as the Poor Clares. The third is the Third Order Regular comprised of the men and women religious. The fourth group is comprised of lay men and women who after a period of discernment and formation make a life long commitment to live the Gospel life in the spirit of St Francis of Assisi. Secular Franciscans are active in their parishes and serve in many roles.

Our primary focus is to be witnesses to the Gospel by bringing Gospel values into all area of the secular world by our example of living and by words if needed. Any practicing catholic man or woman is welcome to “come and see” We meet on the first Thursday of each month (except for July and August) at 7:00pm in the basement of the hall.

John 14:6

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

St. Teresa of Avila

Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours; yours are the eyes through which to look at Christ’s compassion to the world, yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good, and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.

John 6:57-58

As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.

This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.