|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. Joseph Ortiz, OFH says, "I can't wait to start RCIA classes next September. I'm really wanting to partake of the Eucharist. In the mean time I attend the masses and enjoy the presence of God. I have a great love for Mary and the Saints. I grew up pentecoastal and then became non-denominational. But the Catholic church always intrigued me. I'm a 51yr.old widower and have no formal religious education. Saint Francis of Assis drew me in when I saw the movie Saint Francis starring Bradford Dillman and Dolores Hart who later became a sister of the Poor Clare's. Reading and learning about him, The three things that jump out at me are his Devotion to God/Church, Humility and compassion for the poor. I'm a native New Yorker and currently reside in Brooklyn."