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Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order 

Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos

Province of Saint Mary Theotokos

Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE)

Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE)

(“an Order within an Order”)

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Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi 

“In leading family life and in educating children married clergy are to show an outstanding example to other Christian faithful.” (Cf. 1990 Code of Canons of Oriental Churches, Canon, n. 375)
 
The Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi is an international confraternity of prayer and ministry of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE), Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE), Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (OFES), Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (COFE), and Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. It is comprised of priests, religious and laity who commit to prayer for the sanctification of families and of married Roman Catholic priests are welcome as members.
 
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Note: “…many elements of sanctification and of truth” are found outside the visible confines of the Catholic Church: “The written Word of God; the life of grace; faith, hope, and charity, with the other interior gifts of the Holy Spirit, as well as visible elements.” Christ’s Spirit uses these Churches and ecclesial communities as means of salvation, whose power derives from the fullness of grace and truth that Christ has entrusted to the Catholic Church.  All these blessings come from Christ and lead to him, and are in themselves calls to “Catholic unity.” (Cf. Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 819)   
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