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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”)

with distinct and independent ecclesiastical functions


We are supported by your tax-deductible charitable contributions.

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The Dimensions of our Charism Include:

1. Recognition of the primacy of our Lord Jesus Christ;
2. Inspiration from the spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi;
3. Reverence for creation;
4. Dignity of human persons;
5. Support of family unity;
6. Compassion;
7. Peacemaking; 
8. Service;
9. Community;
10. Simplicity;
11. Welcoming married and celibate Roman Catholic priests and laity.

The Apostolic Works of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist (OFE) and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE) are:

1. Sanctification of families; 
2. Blessing of married Roman Catholic priests.
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