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Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha Charter
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Charter # 010817 

Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charter

Date of Charter: January 08,  2017 

 Roman Catholic
Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha
Our Lady Guadalupe Chapel
Hermits of Divine Mercy, Inc.
Date of Incorporation January 30, 2018
 
Reverend Father William Seuffert+, HDM, BA, STL, MDiv, DD
Prior | Founder
 
Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, MA, MDiv, DD, STD, PhD
 Guardian 
 
Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha
 
Priests
 
 Reverend William Seuffert+, HDM, BA, MDiv, STL
 Prior | Founder 
Board Member Secretary/Treasurer: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.
Board Member Secretary/Treasurer: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc.
 
Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, MDiv, DD, STD, PhD
 Guardian 
Member: Board of Directors of the Hermits of Divine Mercy, Inc. 
 
Brothers
 
Reverend Father Sal Scuderi+, HDM
 
Sisters
 
 Sister Serena, HDM, BA   
Sister Marie Spece, HDM 
 
Postulants
 
Tomas Abraham
Nigil Abraham
Alan Antony
Podrigo Flores Catu
      Romana B. Dichos
Binigh Joseph France
Chona P. Molejon
Erwin C. Molejon 
Joel Molit 

Nereso Poro

Robin Sebastian

Thelma Todak
 
Pray For Our Deceased
 
Brother Emmit Dove, HDM 
 
On Sunday, January 8, 2017, Epiphany of the Lord, the OFE formed an ecclesiastical affiliation charter with the Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha, which is in Madison, Ohio, USA.  The hermitage is under the administration of Hermits of Divine Mercy.
 
Reverend Father William Seuffert, HDM, founder of the Hermitage, also founded the Hermits of Divine Mercy as a contemplative Roman Catholic religious order of monks and nuns. HDM provides a community for men, women, and married couples who are 50 years of age, or older and who are normally excluded by other orders because of infirmity, age or marital status. They live a hermits’ lives of prayer and never leave their homes, a new concept in monastic living.  They follow the rule of Saint Benedict and Mount Carmel spirituality. Each home is a personal hermitage and is part of the larger community of Hermits of Divine Mercy.  Like traditional orders, they also take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. For married people, chastity means a strengthening of the marriage vows. Poverty in all ways includes good stewardship of monies and obedience to Church and superiors.
 
Hermits of Divine Mercy ministerial mission is Trinitarian in structure:  first, they pray for religious, priest, and all clergy; second, to bring God’s mercy to everyone through teaching the Chaplet of Divine Mercy to all and praying the Chaplet; third, to assist the church as needed even though they are mainly a contemplative religious order. The Chaplet of the Divine Mercy is a Christian devotion based on the visions of Jesus as reported by Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), known as “the Apostle of Mercy.” She was a Polish sister of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, and canonized as a Catholic saint in 2000.
 
Note: The chaplet is a Roman Catholic prayer form in the Roman Catholic Church, often said as a rosary-based prayer with the same set of rosary beads used for reciting the Holy Rosary or the Chaplet of Holy Wounded.
 
 
 
Hermitage of Saint Tekakwitha Charter
 
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Charter # 010817
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