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» Most Reverend +Francis Joseph Patrick

Priests 

» 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. (February 26, 1909 – April 8, 1960)                                      Anna (Famiglietti) Cuozzo (February 6, 1911 – March 5, 1983)
  • Baptism: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Saint Peter’s Church,           Liberty, New York, USA
  • First Communion: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Saint Francis         of Assisi Church, Youngsville, New York, USA
  • Confirmation: The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Saint Peter’s                 Church, Liberty, New York, USA
  • Ministry of Reader: (October 9,1986) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San           Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Ministry of Acolyte: (October 22, 1985) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese       of San Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Admission to Candidacy for the Diaconate: (April, 23, 1987) The Roman         Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo         Park, California, USA
  • Acceptance for Ordination to the Ministry of Transitory Diaconate and           Presbyterate: (April 1, 1988) The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San             Francisco, Saint Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, California, USA
  • Secular Franciscan Order (OFS): (March 1,1988) The Roman Catholic                           Archdiocese  of San Francisco, Saint Francis of Assisi Church, San Francisco,           California, USA, Minster General: Reverend Simon Scanlon, OFM
  • Diaconate Ordination: (April 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
  • Priesthood Ordination: (June 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: (July 1, 1988) The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino,         Sacred Heart Church, Redlands, California, USA, Bishop: Most Reverend Phillip F.     Straling, DD
  • Parochial Vicar: (July 1, 1990) The 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: (July 1, 1992) The 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): (July 7, 1996) Saint Elias School of Orthodox       Theology, Nebraska, USA 
  • Doctor of Sacred Theology: (September 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.): (April 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)
 
                                    The Coat of Arms of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE)
  • 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)
  • 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 Hermits of Divine Mercy, Inc. (0215/2018)
  • Email Address: 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)
  • 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)
  • Advisory Board Member: 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)
  • Advisory Board Member: 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
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, India (05/04/2002)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, India (07/21/2002)
  • 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)
  • Advisory Board Member: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (10/24/2016) 
  • 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