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Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE)

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(“an Order within an Order”)

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Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE)

Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE)
 
Bishop Protector
 
   
 
Most Reverend +Dermot P. Rodgers, FM, BA, MA, MDiv
Bishop: Missionary Province of Saint Peter of Rome
Priest: Saint Peter of Rome Roman Catholic Mission
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Bishops | Priests
 
“Like Melchizedek, you are a priest forever.” (Psalm 110:4)​ Married Roman Catholic priests are priests who married after ordination in the Roman Catholic Church.  A priest is always a priest: “sacred ordination never becomes invalid.” (Canon 290)​​
» Reverend Friar Terence M. McDonough+, OFE       
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois,USA
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA 02/02/1962)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/09/2017)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist                       (08/24/2019)
  • Religious Name: Brother Arnold+, OFE
  • Name of Abbey: Our Lady of Knock Abbey, Ecclesiastical Affiliation (Charter)                 with the Oder of Franciscans Ecumenical, Massachusetts, USA (Est. 03/09/2017)
  • Name of Parish: The Friends of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Inc, MA, USA
  • Member: Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM)
  • Email Address:  BrArnold@FranciscansEcumenical.org 
» Reverend Friar Rouville M. Fisher III, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
  • Bachelor of Science: Central University, Ohio, USA (06/1971)
  • Pastoral Year: Saint Patrick’s Roman Catholic Parish, Gainsville, FL, USA
  • Pastoral Year: Cathedral Basilica  Roman Catholic Parish, St. Augustine, FL, USA
  • Clinical Pastoral Education: Baptist Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, USA (Summer 2000)
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, St. Augustine, FL, USA (05/14/2001)
  • Master of Divinity (Cum Laude): Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners,         WI, USA (05/04/2002)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, St. Augustine, FL, USA                         (05/18/2002) 
  • Parochial Vicar: Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish, St. Augustine, FL, USA             (06/2002 – 06/2004
  • Parochial Vicar: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Roman Catholic Parish, Jacksonville, FL,     USA (06/2004 – 06/2005)     
  • Incarinated: Diocese of Saint Michael the Archangel of the Old Catholic Church of         North America (06/23/2007)
  • Doctor of Divinity: Saint Michael Seminary, Tampa, FL, USA (02/15/2009)
  • Bishop: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Tampa, FL, USA                         (02/15/2009)
  • Pastor: Incarnation Independent Catholic Church, Palm Coast, FL, USA
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (04/20/2017)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist                       (08/24/2019)
  • Religious Name: Brother John Paul+, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
  • Name of Abbey: Abbey of the Incarnation, Saint Augustine, FL USA (Est. 04/20/2017)
  • Advisor to the Abbot General (11/22/2018)
  • Member: Board of Directors Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (05/23/2019)
 » Rev. Friar W.W. Augustus Dilkushan Fernando, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh  
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (04/04/1987)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (08/29/1987)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/05/2017)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist                       (08/24/2019)
  • Religious Name: Brother Dilkushan+, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh 
  • Name of Friary: Our Lady of Lanka OFE Friary, Mudungoda, Sri Lanka (Est.                     09/05/2017)
» Rev. Friar Anthony A.M. Pearson, COFE, STD, DD, MTh, MA, MEd, BA, ThG,      (LPC, LMFT, retired)
  • Diaconate Ordination: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA       (12/12/2014)  
  • Priesthood Ordination: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA     (08/04/2015) 
  • Bishop: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA (05/14/2016) 
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical               (09/12/2018)
  • Religious Name: Brother Anthony of the Divine Mercy
  • Name of Friary: Saint Maria Faustina of the Divine Mercy OFE Friary, TX, USA (Est.          09/12/2018)
  • Authored Article: United In Spirit: OFE Newsletter (2018 Volume 3 Issue 1)
  • Email Address: BrAnthonyDivineMercy@FranciscansEcumenical.org
»​ R​everend Friar Abel Makahamadze, OFE, BA, DipTh, DipPhil
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Zimbabwe, Africa (2005)  
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Zimbabwe, Africa (2006) 
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (11/30/2018)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist                       (08/24/2019)
  • Religious Name: Brother John of the Cross+, OFE, BA, DipTh, DipPhil
  • Name of Friary: The Redeeming Christ OFE Friary, Zimbabwe, Africa (Est.                       11/30/2018)
  • Email Address: BrJohnoftheCross@FranciscansEcumenical.org  
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Why members have friaries and abbeys?
 
Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE), Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE),and Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical​ (COFE) friaries and abbeys are places to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic (and Catholic) priests and laity by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also welcomes laity who support married and celibate priest. The friary and abbey are a place where we are called to live the Franciscan “Rule of Life” and to assist the Order to accomplish its mission, goals, apostolic works, and charism. The friary and abbey are where all are welcome to celebrate Eucharist and other sacraments. ​ 
 
Friaries and abbeys are self-governing, friars and brothers supporting themselves, and their ministries with secular or church-related employment.
 
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