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                          Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. October 4, 2011)                                           Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (Incorporation January 5, 2018)              An Eastern Catholic Franciscan Religious Order, Western Rite   

                                                  The Coat of Arms of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical                                                 

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

         Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (Incorporation September 14, 2016)

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

Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (Incorporation January 5, 2018) 

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) 

                                                 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!
          
        Abbot Father Michael+
 
Reverend Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD 
 
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The Coat of Arms of Abbot General Michael Cuozzo, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
For an explanation of coat of arms Click Here
 
 
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos  awarded  “Best Non-Profit Charity Corporation – California” 
    by  Acquisition International, AI Global Media Ltd., United Kingdom
 
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                                   Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc.                                      Purpose: Feeding the Hungry Children Campaign
 
The Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) charity. Donations to the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (USA) are tax deductible. All donations to this corporation are used for the sole purpose of supporting the Feed the Hungry Children Campaign. Checks or money orders payable to the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., please mail to: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., Post Office Box 77775, Corona, California 92877-0125 USA
 
 

 





 
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                                                          Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.                                                            Purpose: Minister to Celibate and Married Roman Catholic Priests and Laity

The Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organized and operated exclusive for religious purposes. Donations to the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., (USA) are tax deductible. The specific purpose of this corporation is to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity. Checks or money orders payable to the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., please mail to: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.,  Post Office Box 77775, Corona, California 92877-0125 USA
 

 





Blessings and Thank You, 

 
Abbot General Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE

Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., 

Holy Apostles Monastery, Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help 

Superior General Father Paul Ochieng-Ogada+, DMB

Holy Apostles Monastery, Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 
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