Founded within the Prelature of Pope John Paul II (1985)
Catholic Apostolic Church | Eastern Rite | International Ordinariate 

Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order


Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos

Province of Saint Mary Theotokos


Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist

Order of Franciscans Ecumenical

Very Reverend Michael Cuozzo, OFE, Minister General
History of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Click Here
The General Constitutions of OFE Click Here

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The Goals of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical are:

1. We seek out laborers and advisors for our mission.
 2. We voice our story. 
3. We await a college of bishops to rise to oversee our mission. 
4. We seek to openly serve the Roman Catholic Church and minister within Roman Catholic ecclesiastical jurisdictions.

The Mission of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical are: 

1. Welcome married Roman Catholic priests; 
2. Provide the People of God the Eucharist; 
3. Have married Roman Catholic priests available to Roman Catholic bishops; 
4. Affirm the marriages and lives of married Roman Catholic priests; 
5. Provide a home and support for married Roman Catholic priests through acceptance, communications, and ongoing activities of the Order;  
6. Welcome celibate Roman and Eastern Catholic priests in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church to serve as brothers; 
7. Support efforts of members, other clergy, and laity in their efforts to restore married priesthood to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church. 
Brief History of Celibacy in the Catholic Church Click Here
Membership Protocols Click Here
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