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» Abbot General Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
    
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   The Coat of Arms Abbot General Michael Cuozzo, OFE, DD, STD, PhD         
  • Birth Place: Liberty, Sullivan County, New York, USA
  • Parents: Joseph Cuozzo, Sr. (02/26/1909 – 04/08/1960)                                                                   Anna (Famiglietti) Cuozzo (02/06/1911 – 03/05/1983)
  • Baptism: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Saint Peter’s Roman           Catholic Church, Liberty, New York, USA
  • First Communion: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Saint Francis         of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, Youngsville, New York, USA
  • Confirmation: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Saint Peter’s                 Roman Catholic Church, Liberty, New York, USA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons.): (April 29, 1973) Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida,           USA
  • Master of Arts: (June 15, 1979) California State College San Bernardino, San             Bernardino, California, USA
  • Ministry of Reader: (10/09/1986) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San                   Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Ministry of Acolyte: (10/22/1985) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of             San Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Admission to Candidacy for the Diaconate: (04/23/1987) The Roman               Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo         Park, California, USA
  • Secular Franciscan Order (OFS): (03/01/1988) The Roman Catholic                                Archdiocese  of San Francisco, Saint Francis of Assisi Church, San Francisco,          California, USA, Minster General: Reverend Simon Scanlon, OFM
  • Acceptance for Ordination to the Ministry of Transitory Diaconate and           Presbyterate: (04/01/1988) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San               Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Diaconate Ordination: (04/23/1988) The Roman Catholic Diocese of San                       Bernardino, The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, San Francisco,               California, USA, Bishop: Most Reverend Anthony S. Apuron, OFM Cap
  • Master of Divinity: (05/01/1988) Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California,       USA
  • Priesthood Ordination: (06/29/1988) The Roman Catholic Diocese of San                     Bernardino, Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino, California, USA,       Bishop: Most Reverend Phillip F. Straling, DD
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  • Parochial Vicar: (07/01/988) The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino,             Sacred Heart Church, Redlands, California, USA, Bishop: Most Reverend Phillip F.     Straling, DD
  • Parochial Vicar: (07/01/1990) Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino,                   Our Lady of the Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino, California, USA, Bishop: Most     Reverend Phillip F. Straling, DD
  • Parochial Vicar: (07/01/1992) Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino:                   Saint Margaret Mary Church, Chino, California, USA, Bishop: Most Reverend             Phillip F. Straling, DD
  • Publication: “Divorced Fathers: Overcoming Negative Stereotypes,” Nurse in             Action Vol. 93, No. 1 Loma Linda, California, USA: Loma Linda University Medical     Center © Copyright 1993.
  • Publication: “Funeral and Bereavement Ministry: A Personal Story,” We         Are Church: Reflections on Core Values & Concerns, Parish Renewal             Consulting Service, San Francisco, California, USA © Copyright 1996.
  • Doctor of Divinity (Earned): (07/07/1996) Saint Elias School of Orthodox         Theology, Nebraska, USA 
  • Doctor of Sacred Theology: (09/29/1998) Saint Elias School of                         Orthodox Theology, Nebraska, USA, Doctoral Dissertation: The                       Theological Aspects of Holy Icons in the Orthodox Church, Saint Elias           School of Orthodox Theology, Nebraska, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Hons.): (04/17/2006) Northwestern Theological                           Seminary,   Florida, USA, Doctoral Dissertation: Theological Aspects of                       Worshipping God in the Holy Eucharist, Northwestern Theological Seminary,             Florida, USA
  • Priest of the Catholic Apostolic Church / Eastern Rite /  International Ordinariate /     Personal Prelature of Pope John Paul II [03/14/1997]  (1997-2004)
  • Priest of the Federation of Jesus Abbeys [06/29/2003] (2003-2012)  
  • Religious Name: Brother Francis+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
  • Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos and Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Est. 08/12/2011)      
  • Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 10/04/2011)
 
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  • Archpriest of the Federation of Jesus Abbeys (05/23/2012)
  • Archpriest and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical                                    (08/13/2013) 
  • Abbot General: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (10/04/2013)
  • Abbot General: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (10/29/2015) 
  • Abbot: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (Est. 11/13/ 2015)
  • Abbot / Founder: Holy Apostles Monastery, Roman Catholic                                          (Est. 11/29/2015)    
  • Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis (Est. 07/11/2016)
  • Member: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis (07/11/2016)
  • Abbot: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis (07/11/2016)
  • Incorporation: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (09/14/2016)
  • Member: Board of Directors Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos Inc. (09/14/2016)
  • Abbot: Order of Franciscans Culdee (Est. 10/4/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Abbot General: Holy Apostles Monastery and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our lady        of Perpetual Help, Pontifical Congregation (10/27/2016)
  • Theotokos Association of Catholic Priests (Est. 08/10/2017)
  • Member: Theotokos Association of Catholic Priests (08/10/2017)
  • Member: Board of Trustees Meister Eckhart Divinity School (10/16/2017)
  • Incorporation: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (01/05/2018) 
  • Member: Board of Directors Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (01/05/2018)
  • Member: Board of Directors Hermits of Divine Mercy, Inc. (0215/2018)
  • Email Addresses:   Info@FranciscansEcumenical.org                                                                                      Abbot@FranciscansEcumenical.org                                              

» Brother Athanasius+, OFE, BA 

  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa (12/16/1994)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa (01/13/1996)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (07/18/2015)
  • Religious Name: Brother Athanasius+, OFE, BA
  • Prior: Saint Anthony of Padua OFE Priory, Harare, Zimbabwe,  Africa                            (Est. 07/18/2015)
  • Vicar for Missions: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/09/2016 – 03/08/2018)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Email Address: BrAthanasius@FranciscansEcumenical.org
» Reverend Friar Donald Kelpinski+, OFE, MDiv, MEd
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Massachusetts, USA (09/24/1988)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Massachusetts, USA (4/02/1989) 
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical(08/20/2015) 
  • Religious Name: Brother Basil+, OFE, MDiv, MEd
  • Prior: Our Lady of Perpetual Help OFE Priory, California, USA                                        (Est. 08/20/2015)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Member: Advisory Board Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (10/16/2016)
  • Email Address: BrBasil@FranciscansEcumenical.org
» Reverend Friar Max+, OFE, BA, MA
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Philippines
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Philippines (05/02/2001)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (0911/2015) 
  • Religious Name: Brother Cyril+, OFE, BA, MA
  • Prior: Saint Therese of Lisieux OFE Priory, California, USA                                             (Est. 09/11/2015) 
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Email Address: BrCyril@FranciscansEcumenical.org
» Reverend Friar Leonard Schmidt+, OFE, BEd, MA
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Canada
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Canada (05/18/1958)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (11/09/2015)
  • Religious Name: Brother Leonard+, OFE, BEd, MA
  • Prior: Thomas Traherne OFE Priory, Manitoba, Canada (Est. 11/09/2015)
  • Member: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis (07/25/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Email Address: BrLeonard@FranciscansEcumenical.org
» Reverend Friar George+, OFE, MDiv
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Texas, USA (04/16/1983)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa (01/22/1984)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/06/2016)
  • Religious Name: Brother George+, OFE, MDiv
  • Prior: Divine Providence OFE Priory, Ohio, USA (Est. 01/06/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Email Address: BrGeorge@FranciscansEcumenical.org
» Reverend Friar Noel Clarke+, OFE
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Ireland (04/11/1977)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Ireland (06/11/1978)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/19/2016)
  • Religious Name: Brother Martin+, OFE
  • Prior: Saint Brigit OFE Priory, Yonkers, New York, USA (Est. 01/19/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Member: Board of Directors Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (02/10/2018) 
  • Email Address: BrMartin@FranciscansEcumenical.org
» Reverend Friar Antony Mariathas+, OFE, BTh
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (08/29/1980)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (04/09/2016)
  • Religious Name: Brother Antony Mariathas +, OFE, BTh 
  • Prior: Saint Joseph Solace of the Afflicted OFE Priory, Punjab, Pakistan                      (Est. 04/09/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Email Address: BrAntony@FranciscansEcumenical.org 
» Reverend Friar Andrew Sagayam, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh
  • Birth Place: Bangalore, India
  • Parents: Arul Dass Sagayam                                                                                                              Santhosha May Sagayam
  • Baptism: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore,  Saints Peter and Paul               Roman Catholic Church, Bangalore, India
  • First Communion: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore, Saint John the             Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Bangalore, India
  • Confirmation: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of  Bangalore, Saint John the                   Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Bangalore, India
  • Master of Arts: (1995) Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Bachelor of Philosophy: (1996) Saint Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, India
  • Bachelor of Theology: (2001) Saint Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, India
  • Diaconate Ordination: (05/04/2002) Roman Catholic Diocese of Mysore, Bishop’s       Chapel, Mysore, India, Bishop: Most Reverend Joseph Roy 
  • Priesthood Ordination: (07/21/2002) Roman Catholic Diocese of Mysore, Our Lady     of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church, Martalli, Mysore, India, Bishop: Most                   Reverend Joseph Roy
  • Parish Priest: (2002 – 2003) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore,                       Ascension Roman Catholic Church, Bangalore, India  
  • Rector: (2003 – 2004) Roman Catholic Diocese of Wabag, Good Shepherd Roman       Catholic  Cathedral, Wabag, Papua New Guinea         
  • Parish Priest: (2004- 2005) Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangalore, John the         Evangelist Roman Catholic Church,  Bangalore, India                                                 
  • Associate Pastor: (2005 – 2006) Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville             Centre, Infant Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Port Jefferson, New York,         USA
  • Pastor: (2006 – 2010) Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Saint                   Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church, Richmond, Virginia, USA 
  • Associate Pastor: (2010 – 2011) Roman Catholic Diocese  of Houma-Thibodaux,         Saint Francis de Sales Roman Catholic Cathedral, Houma, Louisiana, USA.
  • Conditional Consecration and Archbishop: Holy Catholic Church International,         (June 11, 2016) Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle, India
  • Bishop: Anglican Church of South India (August 28, 2013)
Archbishop Andrew Sagayam, MA, BPh, BTh
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (06/02/2016)
Reverend Friar Andrew Sagayam, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh
  • Religious Name: Brother Andrew+, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh
  • Prior: Saint Thomas the Apostle OFE Priory, India / Virginia, USA  (Est. 06/02/2016)
  • The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle, Ecclesiastical                  Affiliation (Charter) with the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, India / Virginia,            USA (06/02/2016 – 10/04/2017)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Member: Advisory Board Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (10/24/2016 –               4/16/2018) 
  • Member: Board  of Directors Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (04/16/2018)
  • Email Address:  BrAndrew@FranciscansEcumenical.org                                
» Reverend Friar Matthew Zifoti+, OFE, BSc (Hons), DipTh, DipRS, DipPhil 
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa (07/14/2001)
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/16/2016)
  • Religious Name: Br. Paul+, OFE, BSc, (Hons), DipTh, DipRS, DipPhil
  • Prior: Saint Moses the Black OFE Priory,  Harare, Zimbabwe,  Africa                             (Est. 09/16/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Email Address:  BrPaul@FranciscansEcumenical.org 
» 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)
  • Religious Name: Brother Arnold+, OFE
  • Our Lady of Knock Abbey, Ecclesiastical Affiliation (Charter) with the Oder of              Franciscans Ecumenical, Massachusetts, USA (Est. 03/09/2017)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (03/09/2017)
  • Email Address:  BrArnold@FranciscansEcumenical.org 
» Reverend Friar Rouville M. Fisher+, III, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Florida, USA (05/12/2001)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Florida, USA (05/18/2002)
  • Bishop: Old Catholic Church of North America (02/15/2009)
Most Reverend Rouville M. Fisher, III, BS, MDiv, DD
 

L to R: Most Reverend Anthony A.M. Pearson and Most Reverend Rouville M. Fisher, III
  • Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (04/20/2017)
Reverend Friar Rouville M. Fisher, III, BS, MDiv, DD
  • Religious Name: Brother John Paul+, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
  • Prior: Incarnation OFE Priory, Palm Coast, Florida, USA (Est. 04/20/2017) 
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (04/20/2017)
  • Email Address: BrJohnPaul@FranciscansEcumenical.org 
» Reverend 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)
  • Religious Name: Brother Dilkushan+, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh
  • Prior: Our Lady of Lanka Priory, Mudungoda, Sri Lanka (Est. 09/05/2017)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (05/05/2017)
  • Email Address: BrDilkushan@FranciscansEcumenical.org