|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. Columcille Holliday, OFH says, "I was born in Prairie Grove, Arkansas in 1958. I was raised in the Los Angeles area most of my life. I became a Christian in May, 1985. I moved to Red Bluff, California in 1988. I belonged to no denomination for the first six years of my Christian walk. I lived a semi-eremitic life during this period. In 1990 I met the love of my life; and, we were married in February, 1991. I had discovered celtic Christianity between 1985 and 1991 and lived out my semi-eremitic ' monastic' life accordingly. In 1991- 1992 I was led to the Russian Orthodox Church. While I was a member I was living an ever increasingly traditional celtic ch ristian lifestyle. I eventually embraced a fully Celtic practice. As a member of a Celtic Church I fell equally in love with Saint Francis and have considered myself a Celtic Franciscan for many years. Now, as a husband, father, and grandfather as well as a small business owner I am still able to live an eremitic life. I feel that after all these years I have finally come home to the Order of Franciscan Hermits. I look forward to many years of fellowship and growth with everyone in the Order. Peace to all, Brother Columcille ( Michael E. Holliday)."