|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. Roger Mattal, OFH says, "I sense God is calling me into a deeper relationship with him through living a profound contemplative life...based upon combining Franciscan spirituality with Carmelite spirituality. I was professed November 1987....into the Third Order of Saint Francis Secular...and served as formation director for three years. I moved from Queens NY to Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania one year ago. I am happily married to Victoria Mattal for the last 12 years. Both my wife and I have turned our modest mobile home into our Hermitage. Since moving to Bloomsburg, I became a member of the Catholic Association of the Friends of The Carmel of Jesus Mary and Joseph... Elysburg, Pennsylvania... I have been profoundly affected by the depth and beauty of the way of life of these Carmelite nuns...My calling is to integrate Franciscan Spirituality with Carmelite Spirituality... Another aspect of my spirituality is that I am member of The Confraternity of Our Lady of Sorrows...and a member of The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary....also I have a strong calling to work toward Ecumenical Love and Sharing all our Brothers and Sisters that make up the Body of Christ....Sincerely Brother Roger...May God's Holy Angels of Love and Light Bless the Order of Franciscan Hermits...now and forever. Amen"