St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity
Secular Franciscan Order
St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity is a Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order, the Third Order of St. Francis. We are part of the world wide Franciscan family. Secular Franciscans desire to live the Gospel following in the footsteps of St. Francis in fraternity with others in the secular lifestyle. We are an Order in the Roman Catholic Church, established in the 1200s under the leadership of St. Francis.
From the For Up to Now manual:
Franciscan Spirituality points us to the amazing truth that the Son of God was born among us from the 'womb of a Virgin-Mother in order to share our human condition [humanity of Christ], to live simply and humbly among the poor, and then, taking on our sins, to suffer the injustice of a cruel death. By imitating His style of life and His servant-role as revealed in the Gospel, respond to each other's needs as brothers and sisters of Jesus in joyful praise of God's goodness. Franciscans are called to remind the Church that she must always image the poor and humble Son of God.
We are called to:
Our regular Fraternity gathering is on the second Wednesday of the month. We begin with Evening Prayer at 6:00 p.m. in the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel on Cardinal Stritch University's campus. We then move to the Board room to continue our gathering, including Ongoing Formation at 6:20 p.m.
We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month for Initial Formation at 6:15 p.m. in the Board Room on Cardinal Stritch University's campus.
Cardinal Stritch University, a Franciscan Catholic university
6801 N. Yates Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217