MINISTER GENERAL AND BISHOP
MOST REVEREND +MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE
 
AUXILIARY BISHOP
MOST REVEREND +ROUVILLE M. FISHER, III, OFE
 
MINISTER PROVINCIAL
REVEREND MAX M. ZAPANTA, OFE
 
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OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE 
ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
AKA ORDER OF FRANCISCANS ECUMENICAL
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Bishops | Priests | Brothers
 
 
    
 
MOST REVEREND +MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE
COAT OF ARMS
 
    ACTIVE        
» Most Reverend Friar +Michael Cuozzo, OFE, MA, MDiv, STD, PhD
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, California (04/23/1988) 
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, California (06/29/1988)
Married: (11/07/1993)
Office of Priest​: International Ordinariate, Prelature of Pope John Paul II, Catholic Apostolic Church, Eastern Rite (03/14/1997)(1997- 2003) 
Office of Priest​: Federation of Jesus Abbeys (06/29/2003 – 03-01-2009)       
Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, New York, USA (Est. 08/12/2011)      
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (Est. 10/04/2011) 
Archpriest: Federation of Jesus Abbeys (08/13/2013)
Religious Name: Brother Francis, OFE
Abbot General​: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical and Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos (10/04/2013 – 08/13/2019)
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (Est. 11/13/2015)
Founder & Abbot: Holy Apostles Monastery (Est. 11/29/2015) (Disbanded 03/02/2019)
Abbot General: Holy Apostles Monastery and Divine Mercy Brothers of Our Lady of Perpetual Help (10/27/2016 – 03/02/2019)  (Disbanded 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: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (08/13/2019)
Minister General: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (Est. 08/24/2019)
Province of Saint Mary Theotokos (Est. 09/14/2019)
Minister Provincial | Temporary (09/14/2019 – 11/07/2022)
Widowed (12/01/2020)
Bishop-Elect: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (07/31/2021)
Co-Director of the Sr. Particia Cuozzo Memorial Centre (04/20/2022)
Italian Citizenship (07/26/2022)
Bishop Ordinary: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (10/04/2022)
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Max M. Zapanta+, OFE, BA, MA
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) 
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) 
Board Member: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (03/22/2022)
Minister Provincial: Province of Saint Mary Theotokos (11/07/2022)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
 
ACTIVE
» Very 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)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (01/06/2016)
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)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Noel M. Clarke+, OFE
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)
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, Florida, USA (Est. 01/19/2016)
Board Member: Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. (02/10/2018)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)       
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Terence M. McDonough+, OFE       
 
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Illinois, USA 02/02/1962)
(Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/09/2017)
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
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
 
ACTIVE
» Very 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)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (09/05/2017)
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)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022) 
                
ACTIVE
» Most Reverend Friar Rouville Fisher, III, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD
 
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Florida, USA (05/14/2001)
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic Diocese, Florida, USA (05/18/2002)
Bishop: Independent Catholic Church of North America | Philippine National Catholic Church (02/15/2009)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (04/20/2017)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (08/24/2019)
Religious Name: Brother John Paul+, OFE, BS, MDiv, DD 
Name of Abbey: Abbey of the Incarnation, Florida, USA (Est. 04/20/2017)
Board Member: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. (05/23/2019)
Auxiliary Bishop: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (10/04/2022)
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Abel Makahamadze, OFE, BA, DipTh, DipPhil
 
Diaconate Ordination: Roman Catholic Religious Order, Zimbabwe, Africa (2005)​
Priesthood Ordination: Roman Catholic  Religious Order, Zimbabwe, Africa (2006)​
Roman Catholic) Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (11/30/2018)
Franciscan Friar and Brother of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (05/24/2022)
Religious Name: Brother John of the Cross+, OFE, BA, DipTh, DipPhil 
Name of Friary: The Redeeming Christ OFE Friary, Zimbabwe, Africa (Est. 11/30/2018)      Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
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) 
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: St. Maria Faustina of the Divine Mercy OFE Friary, TX (Est. 09/12/2018)         
Brothers
 
ACTIVE
» Very Reverend Friar Aneesh (Devasia) Puthenpurackal, OFE, LTh 
 
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)Diaconate Ordination: Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad, India (03/14/2007)       
Priesthood Ordination: Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad, India (10/08/2008)    Franciscan Brother of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (03/27/2016)
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)
Very Reverend: Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (11/14/2022)
 
Why do OFE priests have friaries or abbeys not churches?
 
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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