Secular Franciscans are an international order founded by Saint Francis of Assisi over 750 years ago. We are a community of Catholic men and women married and single, living in the world, who seek to pattern their lives after Christ in the spirit of Francis. We believe that as human beings and Christians, we have such a sublime vocation that we cannot fulfill it alone. In our common response to the Gospel, we work together in community toward a deep evangelical life and toward communion with all people. The Lady of Poverty Fraternity of Secular Franciscans meets at San Pedro Center on the first Sunday of each month. We begin at 11:30am with fellowship following the 10:00am Mass. Our meeting starts at 1:00pm and ends at 3:00pm. We also gather in formation on the third Tuesday of every month beginning with Vespers at 7pm.
We look at how this spirituality can be applied in our lives today, and how to best follow in the footsteps of Christ through Francis’ teachings. We each have individual ministries in our parishes or diocese, and are supported through prayer in our fraternity. Our shared ministry is feeding the homeless every second Sunday of the month at the homeless shelter, downtown Orlando.If you have a longing in your heart to live the gospel, to walk in the footsteps of a saint who walked in the footsteps of Christ, please come and see what we are about. All are welcome to attend any of our meetings. Contact Us for more information, or call (407) 671-6322.