We are shepherded by the example of the​ Prelature of Pope John Paul II the
Catholic Apostolic Church | Eastern Rite | International Ordinariate, the Federation of Jesus Abbeys, and the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement, Servant of God Reverend Father Paul Wattson for promoting Christian unity.​​​
 
Precedent for Married Roman Catholic Priests and Bishops Point And Click Here
Prelature of Pope John Paul II Point And Click Here
Federation of Jesus Abbeys Point And Click Here
Father Paul Wattson, SA, Apostle of Christian Unity and Charity Point And Click Here
The General Constitutions of OFE Point And Click Here
 
“The salvation of souls … is always the supreme law of the Church” (Canon 1752).
“After it has been validly received sacred ordination never becomes invalid.” (Canon 290)​​

Roman Catholic Franciscans Religious Order,

An International Ordinariate

We have a presence in Canada, Columbia, Hungry, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, United States of America, and Zimbabwe.
 

Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist

AKA Order of Franciscans Ecumenical

 

Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular​

Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos 

Province of Saint Mary Theotokos

Sr. Patricia Cuozzo Memorial Centre

 

 
OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE 
ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
AKA ORDER OF FRANCISCANS ECUMENICAL
 
History of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Point And Click Here
The Structure of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Point And Click Here
Roman Catholic
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular Laity
 
The second branch is the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (OFES) of Roman Catholic laypeople and wives of married Roman Catholic priests.
 
ACTIVE
» Doctor Richard P. Baldi, OFES, BA, MSW, PsyD
Brother: Order of Friar Minor (OFM) NY, USA (1964-1970)
Affiliate: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, NY, USA
(Roman Catholic) Professed Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (02/12/2016)                
 
ACTIVE
»Brother Michael Ude, MSMM, OFES, BS, OND
Student: Catholic Institute of West Africa, Umuahia, Nigeria, West Africa
Religious Name: Brother Michael Francis Stephen, OFES, BA, OND
Affiliate: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, NY, USA
(Roman Catholic) Professed Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (05/23/2019)
Professed Brother of the Missionary Sons of Mother Mary (MSMM)
 
ACTIVE
»​ Rev. Brother Avwerosuoghene Joseph Goru, OFES
 
Religious Name: Brother Josephmary, OFES
Affiliate: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, NY, USA
(Roman Catholic) Professed Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (07/25/2019)
Diaconate Ordination: Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church (ICAB) Nigeria, West            Africa (08/23/2020) 
Priesthood Ordination: Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church (ICAB) Nigeria, West            Africa (06/12/2022)
ACTIVE
» Br. Johnbosco Mario Onyedikachukwum Michael Okwor, OFES
 
Religious Name: Brother Johnbosco, OFES
Affiliate: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, NY, USA
(Roman Catholic) Professed Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (12/2/2021)
Professed Friar of the Franciscan Friars of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Third Order Regular (TOR)
Board Member: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (03/22/2022)
ACTIVE
»Brother MacAnthony Chinoney Maryclaret Alamezie, OFES
Religious Name: Brother MacAnthony, OFES
Affiliate: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, NY, USA
(Roman Catholic) Professed Franciscan of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (01/4/2022)
Founder & Professed Brother of the Congregation of the Fathers and Brothers of Mercy (CPFM)
OFE Video Programs:
 
Membership: Roman Catholic Laity Membership Protocol: Video Click Here
 
Application: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular Application Form:
 
Membership Protocols Point And Click Here 
 

Board Members and Advisors

Board of Directors and Council Members | Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.

Bishop-Elect Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE
Reverend John Paul, OFE
Reverend William Seuffert, HDM
Most Reverend Godfrey Wasike Siundu
Reverend Max M. Zapanta, OFE
Brother Johnbosco Mario Oyedikachukwum Michael Okwor, FSHJ, OFES
 
Board of Directors and Council Members | Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc.

Bishop-Elect Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE
Reverend Noel Clarke, OFE 
Reverend William Seuffert, HDM
Stella Siundu
Natalia Luseno
 
Advisory Board Members | Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist

Bishop-Elect Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE
Ms. Rene Reid
Mr. Vincenzo Maria Rosario Chianese
Right Reverend Michael Melchizedek
Most Reverend Dermot Rodgers, FM
Most Reverend Andrew Sagayam

Honoris Causa (hc) Members

Most Reverend Ida Raming, RCWP, OFE (hc) (03/29/2020)
Most Reverend Olivia Doko, OSB, Cam. Oblate, OFE (hc) (10/18/2019)
Most Reverend Dermot P. Rodgers, FM, OFE (hc) (08/15/2019)
Valerie J. Stroud, OFES (hc) (10/04/2018)
Most Reverend Phillip Francis Straling, OFE (hc) (07/14/2018)
Deborah Rose-Milavec, OFES (hc) (02/06/2018)
Rene Reid, OFES (hc) (12/07/2017)
James Stubenrauch, OFES, (hc) (10/04/2017)
 
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