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                                                              [Website Is Best Viewed On Google Chrome]                                                                                      Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. October 4, 2011)                             Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (Inc. January 5, 2018)

               An Eastern Catholic Franciscan Religious Order, Western Rite   

                                                  The Coat of Arms of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical

                                               We have a Roman Catholic Bishop                                                Bishop +Francis Joseph Patrick’s Statement of Acceptance Click Here   


 Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos and Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Est.  August 12, 2011)       Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (Inc. September 14, 2016)

   Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. October 4, 2011)    

       Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (Est.  November 13, 2015)

       Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis  (Est. July 11, 2016)

Order of Franciscans Culdee (Est. October 4,  2016)

      Theotokos Association of Catholic Priests (Est. August 10, 2017)


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                                                  Mission Statement

The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical is to minister to married Roman Catholic priests by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.

Welcome To Our International Religious Order Website

Welcome to the website of the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (Theotokos in Greek means “God-bearer”) and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE).
The Order of Franciscans Ecumenical is pleased to provide a “home” for married Roman Catholic priests and to eventually enable them to continue to serve sacramentally within the Roman Catholic Church.
Note: Use of the term “ecumenical” is important to this particular Franciscan order. Whereas we are Eastern / Roman Catholic presbyters who support and promote married and celibate Roman Catholic priesthood, we have a thirty year history of involvement and collaboration with a number of other communities as well, including: Russian, Greek, and other Orthodox jurisdictions; Syro-Chaldean; Celtic; Anglican; and various Eastern Catholic traditions.                                        


The Catholic Apostolic Church/Eastern Rite/International Ordinariate was canonically created in 1985 as the Personal Papal Prelature of Pope John Paul II, was later named the Federation of Jesus Abbeys, and, is most recently known as the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE).

Note: A personal prelature is a canonical structure of the Roman Catholic Church which is comprised of a prelate, clergy, and laity who undertake specific pastoral activities.

The specific pastoral activity of the OFE, as was originally desired by Pope John Paul II, is to create an avenue for married Roman Catholic priests to return to service in Roman Catholic parishes.

May God richly bless you!
Bishop +Francis Joseph Patrick                                                                                                
Most Reverend +Francis Joseph Patrick
        Abbot Father Michael+
Reverend Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD 
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., Holy Apostles Monastery, and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help
The Coat of Arms of Abbot General Michael Cuozzo, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
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