|Order of Franciscan Hermits|
We are UNITED Franciscans - Promoting PEACE and LOVE through the Teachings of Christ and the Spirituality of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi
Franciscans of any Church affiliation/denomination or canonical status (vowed or not), are invited to join Our Community - The Order of Franciscan Hermits
Br. Albert Monillas, OFH says, "I was raised Roman Catholic in a Protestant household. My mother insisted on a Catholic education. At age 10, before the Blessed Mother, I promised my life to Christ her son but always knew my sinfulness and failures. At LaSalle University, I received my Bachelors in Philosophy, my Masters in Theology and at Nova University, a Doctorate in Education. I taught Religion in a Catholic High School for 15 years; was Principal and Assistant Superintendent of Catholic schools; was Superintendent in various public school districts for 20 years and was Assistant State Commissioner of Education for 5 years. I was a member of Daylesford Abbey where I met my wife of 40+ years; we have two children and five grandchildren; we adopted a boy from the Serbian war - he is married with three children. I have made pilgrimages to Knock, Clonmacnoise and Glendalough in Ireland; to Mount Saint Michel; to Israel and to Rome. I stayed at the Buddhist monastery (El Hadji) in Japan. We have traveled to every continent. My love for Francesco and Chiara began with my attachment to the Franciscan Renewal Center; studied Celano and Bonaventure. I have requested admission to the Franciscan Brothers of the Resurrection."