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» Very Reverend Friar Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, DD, STD, PhD
    
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   The Coat of Arms of Abbot General Michael Cuozzo, OFE, DD, STD, PhD         
  •  Ministry: We Remember Ministries, Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Order of              Franciscans Ecumenical, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular, Order of              Franciscans Culdee, Honoris Causa Members, Catholic Order of Franciscans            Ecumenical, Feeding the Hungry Children Campaign, Order of Franciscans                Ecumenical Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charters, Sanctification of Families Union of      Saint Francis of Assisi,Theotokos Association of Catholic Priests, President |            CEO  | Chair of the Board of Directors of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical,          Inc. and the Abbey of Saint  Mary Theotokos, Inc., Office of Philanthropy, Chair of      the Advisory Board of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical and Order of                    Franciscans Culdee, Member of the Board of Trustees of the Meister Eckhart              Divinity School, Member of the Board of Directors of the Hermits of Divine Mercy,      Inc.​, Guardian of the Hermits of Divine Mercy, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical        Website, OFE Blog, United in Spirit: OFE Newsletter, and Facebook pages:                Michael Cuozzo (Abbot Father Michael), Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.,        and Feeding the Hungry Children Campaign (public group)  
  • 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: (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,     Minister 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: (07/01/1988) 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
  • We Remember Ministries (Est. 08/23/1993) 
  • Married: 11/07/1993
  • Doctor of Sacred Theology: (09/29/1998) Doctoral Dissertation: The               Theological Aspects of Holy Icons in the Orthodox Church, Saint Elias           School of Orthodox Theology, Nebraska, USA
  • Doctor of Philosophy: (04/17/2006) Doctoral Dissertation: Theological Aspects of     Worshipping God in the Holy Eucharist, Northwestern Theological Seminary,             Florida, USA
  • Priest: Catholic Apostolic Church | Eastern Rite | International Ordinariate |               Personal Prelature of Pope John Paul II (03/14/1997) [1997-2004]
  • Priest: Federation of Jesus Abbeys (06/29/2003) [2003-2012)  
  • Priest | Founder: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos and Our Lady of Grace Chapel       (Est. 08/12/2011)      
  • Priest | Founder: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 10/04/2011)
  • Chair | Advisory Board: Order of Franciscans​ Ecumenical
 
 
  • Archpriest: Federation of Jesus Abbeys (05/23/2012)
  • Priest and Brother: Orthodox Franciscan Brothers of The Holy Eastern Orthodox       Catholic and Apostolic Church in North America  (04/15/2013 – 08/13/2013)
  • Archpriest and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (08/13/2013)
  • Religious Name: Brother Francis (08/13/2013)
  • Abbot General: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (10/04/2013)
  • Abbot General: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (10/29/2015) 
  • Abbot | Founder: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (Est. 11/13/2015)
  • Abbot | Founder: Holy Apostles Monastery (Est. 11/29/2015) 
  • Abbot: Holy Apostles Monastery (Term of Office: 11/29/2015 – 10/27/2016) 
  • Father Michael Cuozzo Foundation Center for Love and Hope​ (Est. 10/27/2016)
  • Founder: Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (Est.                   07/11/2016) 
  • Member: Sanctification of Families Union of St. Francis of Assisi (07/11/2016)
  • Incorporation: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (09/14/2016)
  • Chair | Board of Directors: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos Inc. (09/14/2016)
  • Abbot | Founder: Order of Franciscans Culdee (Est. 10/4/2016)
  • Chair | Advisory Board: Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Culdee Priest of the Order of Franciscans Culdee (10/04/2016)
  • Abbot General: Holy Apostles Monastery & Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of     Perpetual Help (Term of Office: 10/27/2016 – 03/02/2019)
  • 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) 
  • Chair | 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 

  • Ministry: Saint Anthony of Padua OFE Priory
  • Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Zimbabwe, Africa (12/16/1994)
  • Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Zimbabwe, 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 Max+, OFE, BA, MA
  • Ministry:  Saint Therese of Lisieux OFE Priory
  • 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 George+, OFE, MDiv
  • Ministry:  Divine Providence OFE Priory
  • 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
  • Ministry: Saint Brigit OFE Priory, Member of the Board of Directors of the Abbey       of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc.​ and Ceremonies by Fr. Noel Click Here
  • 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
  • Ministry: Saint Joseph Solace of the Afflicted OFE Priory
  • 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
  • Ministry: Saint Thomas the Apostle OFE Priory, Hospice Chaplain, The                       Metropolitan Archdiocese of Saint Thomas the Apostle and Member of the Board       of Directors of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.
  • 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)
Reverend Friar 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 Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (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 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 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.
 
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