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» Abbot General Father Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
    
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   The Coat of Arms of 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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Priesthood Ordination Certificate
  • 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
  • Founder: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos and Our Lady of Grace Chapel (Est.           08/12/2011)      
  • Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 10/04/2011)
 
 
  • 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)
  • Founder | Abbot: Holy Apostles Monastery (Est. 11/29/2015)   
  • Founder | Abbot: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (Est.       07/11/2016)
  • Member: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (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)
  • Founder | Abbot: Order of Franciscans Culdee (Est. 10/4/2016)
  • Member: Order of Franciscans Culdee Advisory Board (10/04/2016)
  • 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 (10/27/2016)
  • Center for Children Named: Father Michael Cuozzo Foundation Center for Love         and Hope, Holy Apostles Monastery, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa (10/27/2016)
  • Founder: 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. (02/15/2018)
  • Abbot | Founder: Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 09/08/2018)
  • Email Addresses:  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
  • Name of Prior: Saint Anthony of Padua OFE Priory, Harare, Zimbabwe,  Africa           (Est. 07/18/2015)
  • Authored Article: United In Spirit: OFE Newsletter (01/2016 Volume 1 Issue 1) 
  • 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
  • Name of 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 (09/11/2015) 
  • Religious Name: Brother Cyril+, OFE, BA, MA
  • Name of 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 Edward Schmidt+, OFE, BEd, BA, MA
 
Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace in the loving and merciful arms of Christ Jesus.
Amen.
 
LEONARD EDWARD SCHMIDT Obituary picReverend Friar Leonard Edward Schmidt+, OFE, BEd, BA, MA
December 17, 1928 – August 13, 2018
  • 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, BA, MA
  • Name of Prior: Thomas Traherne OFE Priory, Manitoba, Canada (Est. 11/09/2015)
  • Member: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (07/25/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Authored Articles: United In Spirit: OFE Newsletter (01/2016 Volume 1 Issue 1;           09/2016 Volume 1 Issue 3; 01/2017 Volume 2 Issue 1)
  • Date of Death: August 13, 2018
» 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
  • Name of 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
  • Name of 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 
  • Name of 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)
» Archbishop ++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 
  • Archbishop Andrew Sagayam Apostolic Line of Succession Click Here
  • 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)
Archbishop Andrew Sagayam, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh
  • Religious Name: Brother Andrew+, OFE, MA, BPh, BTh
  • Name of 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)
  • Authored Article: United In Spirit: OFE Newsletter (09/2016 Volume 1 Issue 3) 
  • 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\
                              
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Order of Franciscans Ecumenical and Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical priories are places to minister to married and celibate Roman Catholic priests 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 priory is 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 priory is where all are welcome to celebrate Eucharist and other sacraments.
 
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Priest Not In Good Standing:
 
Jaimy Antony Moonjely (05/17/2018)
 
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