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.​​​
 
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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.
 
 
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Roman Catholic
Bishops | Priests | Brothers
 
“Like Melchizedek, you are a priest forever.” (Psalm 110:4)​
 
Married Roman Catholic priests are priests who married after ordination in the Roman Catholic Church. 
 
A priest is always a priest: “sacred ordination never becomes invalid.” (Canon 290)​​​​​
 
ACTIVE
» Very Rev. Friar Michael Cuozzo+, OFE, MA, MDiv, DD, STD, PhD
 
Minister General
    
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VERY REVEREND MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE
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Bachelor of Arts:  Saint Leo College, Saint Leo, Florida, USA (April 29, 1973)
Master of Arts:  California State College San Bernardino, CA, USA (June 15, 1979)
Ministry of Reader: Menlo Park, California, USA (10/09/1986)
Ministry of Acolyte: Menlo Park, California, USA (10/22/1985)
Admission to Candidacy for the Diaconate: Menlo Park, CA, USA (04/23/1987)
Secular Franciscan Order (OFS): San Francisco, California, USA (03/01/1988)
Acceptance for Ordination to the Ministry of Transitory Diaconate and          Presbyterate: Menlo Park, California, USA (04/01/1988)
Diaconate Ordination: San Francisco, California, USA (04/23/1988)
Master of Divinity: St.  Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, CA, USA (05/01/1988)
Priesthood Ordination: San Bernardino, CA, USA  (06/29/1988​)
Parochial Vicar: Sacred Heart Church, Redlands, California, USA (07/01/1988)
Parochial Vicar: Our Lady of Rosary Cathedral, San Bernardino, CA, USA (07/01/1990)
Parochial Vicar: Saint Margaret Mary Church, Chino, California, USA (07/01/1992)
Married: Patricia Ann Morris Cuozzo (11/07/1993)
Doctor of Sacred Theology:  St. Elias School of Orthodox Theology, Nebraska, USA (09/29/1998)
Doctor of Philosophy: Northwestern Theological Seminary, Florida, USA (04/17/2006)
Catholic Apostolic Church, Eastern Rite, International Ordinariate, Personal              Prelature of Pope John Paul II Office of Priest​ (03/14/1997)(1997- 2003) 
Federation of Jesus Abbeys Office of Priest (06/29/2003 – 03-01-2009)       
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (Est. 08/12/2011)      
(Catholic) Order of Franciscans Ecumenical | Cofounder (Est. 10/04/2011) 
Religious Name: Brother Francis, OFE
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical and Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos: Abbot General (10/04/2013 – 08/13/2019)
(Roman Catholic) Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (Est. 11/13/2015)
Holy Apostles Monastery: Founder & Abbot (Est. 11/29/2015) (Disbanded 03/02/2019)
Holy Apostles Monastery and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual          Help: Abbot General (10/27/2016 – 03/02/2019)                                             
Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi (Est. 07/11/2016) 
Order of Franciscans Culdee (Est. 10/4/2016) (Disbanded 08/15/2019) 
Theotokos Association of Catholic Priests (Est. 08/10/2017) (Disbanded 03/22/2022) Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 09/08/2018) (Disbanded 03/22/2022)
Minister General (08/13/2019)  
(Roman Catholic) Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (Est. 08/24/2019)
Province of Saint Mary Theotokos (Est. 09/14/2019)
Minister Provincial (09/14/2019)
Widowed: (12/01/2020)
Bishop-Elect: (07/31/2021)
ACTIVE
» Reverend Friar Max M. Zapanta+, OFE, BA, MA
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Philippines
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Philippines (05/02/2001)
(Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/11/2015) 
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Cyril+, OFE, BA, MA
Name of Friary: Saint Therese of Lisieux OFE Friary, California, USA                          (Est. 09/11/2015) 
ACTIVE
» Reverend Friar George Adusel-Bobsu+, OFE, MDiv
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Texas, USA (04/16/1983)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Africa (01/22/1984)
(Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/06/2016)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother George+, OFE, MDiv
Name of Friary: Divine Providence OFE Friary, Ohio, USA (Est. 01/06/2016)
 
ACTIVE
» Reverend Friar Noel M. Clarke+, OFE
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Ireland (04/11/1977)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Ireland (06/11/1978)
(Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/19/2016)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Martin+, OFE
Name of Friary: Saint Brigit OFE Friary, Yonkers, New York, USA (Est. 01/19/2016)
Member: Board of Directors Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (02/10/2018)       
 
ACTIVE
» Reverend Friar Terence M. McDonough+, OFE       
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA 02/02/1962)
(Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/09/2017)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Arnold+, OFE
Name of Abbey: Our Lady of Knock Abbey, Ecclesiastical Affiliation (Charter)                with the Oder of Franciscans Ecumenical, Massachusetts, USA (Est. 03/09/2017)
Name of Parish: The Friends of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Inc, MA, USA
Member: Federation of Christian Ministries (FCM)
 
ACTIVE
» Rev. Friar W.W. Augustus Dilkushan Fernando, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh  
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (04/04/1987)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Sri Lanka (08/29/1987)
(Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/05/2017)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother Dilkushan+, OFE, MBA, MA, BTh, BPh 
Name of Friary: Our Lady of Lanka OFE Friary, Mudungoda, Sri Lanka (Est.                    09/05/2017)
RETIRED
» Most Rev. Friar Anthony A.M. Pearson, COFE, STD, DD, MTh, MA, MEd, BA, ThG, (LPC, LMFT, retired)
Diaconate Ordination: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA      (12/12/2014)  
Priesthood Ordination: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA    (08/04/2015) 
Bishop: Independent Catholic Church of North America, Florida, USA (05/14/2016) 
(Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/12/2018)
Religious Name: Brother Anthony of the Divine Mercy
Name of Friary: Saint Maria Faustina of the Divine Mercy OFE Friary, TX, USA (Est.          09/12/2018)
Authored Article: United In Spirit: OFE Newsletter (2018 Volume 3 Issue 1)
Retired: (06/01/2021)
Brothers
 
ACTIVE
» Reverend Friar Aneesh (Devasia) Puthenpurackal+, OFE, LTh 
Diaconate Ordination: Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad, India                          (03/14/2007)
Priesthood Ordination: Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad, India                        (10/08/2008)
(Catholic) Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/27/2016)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)          
Religious Name: Brother  Sebastian+, OFE, LTh
Name of Friary: Saint Alphonsa OFE Friary, Kerala, India (Est. 03/27/2016)
 
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Why do members have friaries or abbeys?
 
Community members of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist and the Order of Franciscans set up home-based friaries or abbeys 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 priests. The friary or abbey is a place where members are called to live out the Franciscan “Rule of Life” and to assist OFE to accomplish its mission, goals, apostolic works, and charism. The friary or abbey is where all are welcome to celebrate Eucharist and other sacraments.
 
Friaries or abbeys are self-governing, with friars and brothers supporting themselves and their ministries with secular, church-related, and/or church employment and adhere to the tentmaker tradition of the Apostle Paul, the “modern” term is bi-vocational priest.
 
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