About The Order of Franciscan Hermits...
As Franciscan Hermits,
We Work and Pray to “Rebuild the Church” and Promote World Peace.
We Cherish Substantial Silence, Substantial Solitude, Prayer and Penance.
We Focus on what UNITES us as Franciscans, Christians & Persons,
Rather than what Divides Us.
The Order of Franciscan Hermits (OFH) is a federally recognized 510(c)(3) Nonprofit Religious Charitable Organization (designation letter), that was originally founded in 2015 and has grown to have Associates and Members in over 90 countries worldwide.
We are a Contemplative and Active Franciscan Community Promoting World Peace and LOVE through the Teachings of Christ and the Spirituality of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi. We live a life of substantial silence, substantial solitude, contemplative prayer and penance - choosing to "Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus." (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).
We have Ministries in the Franciscan tradition of helping the poor and marginalized for the betterment of humanity. Domestic and International efforts support Ecumenical and Interfaith communications; peace and social justice; clean water and food security; clean energy and environmental sustainability; health and human services; education; spiritual development and associated support groups. We support & promote programs aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Order of Franciscan Hermits can only carry out its Mission of Rebuilding the Church and Promoting WORLD PEACE through the generous donations of its benefactors who are remembered in our Daily Prayers.
Third Order Regular Franciscans - OFH
Inspired by our beloved Popes Francis, St. John Paul II, and Benedict XVI’s ecumenical outreach (especially with Pope Benedict’s erection of the Personal Ordinariates established in accordance with the apostolic constitution Anglicanorum coetibus of 4 November 2009), and the Order of Friar Minor’s "Decision 7" of the 2015 General Chapter regarding Hermitage Fraternities, Br. Paul, OFH, a Roman Catholic, founded the Order of Franciscan Hermits on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 31, 2015, as an International Franciscan Private Association of the Christian Faithful - Contemplative Community. Our Members strive to live the Gospel Life and it's OFH Mission following the Rule of the Franciscan Third Order Regular. The Lord has blessed our Community with Associates and Members who live in over 90 countries worldwide.
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