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Order Of Franciscans Ecumenical Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., is to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic (and Catholic) priests and laity by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.

Target demographics: Minister to Celibate and Married Roman Catholic Priests and Laity

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: The Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (OFE) is of priests and brothers who are married as well as celibate Roman Catholic priests and who were ordained by a Roman Catholic bishop. The second branch is the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular (OFES) of Roman Catholic laypeople and wives of married Roman Catholic priests. The third branch is the Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical (COFE) comprised of married and celibate Catholic autocephalous bishops and priests who are of the “One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church” and who were not ordained by a Roman Catholic bishop. The Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi is an international confraternity of prayer and ministry of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular, Order of Franciscans Culdee, Catholic Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, and Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. It is comprised of priests, religious and laity who commit to prayer for the sanctification of families and of married Roman Catholic priests are welcome as members. The Theotokos Association of Catholic Priests is an organization that welcomes ordained and non-ordained women and men and organizations who advocate for married Roman Catholic priesthood, and who support the goals, mission, charism (gift), and apostolic works of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc., with prayer, time, talent, wisdom, encouragement, and treasure.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., is a non-profit corporation, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) organized and operated exclusive for religious purposes. This corporation is to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity. They are reaching out to gain support to create an avenue for married Roman Catholic priests to return to service in Roman Catholic parishes. There is no compensation of any kind paid to the President/CEO or other Board members. Men who have left the priesthood to marry are made to feel that they failed merely because they wanted the fulfillment of wives and families of their own. Sadly, they have become disheartened by the Church’s abandonment. In spite of this, the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical minister to them by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. Your individual contribution is a means of sharing in the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. ongoing ministry to provide a “home” for married Roman Catholic priests and to eventually enable them to continue to serve sacramentally within the Roman Catholic Church. Your prayers and contributions are true blessings.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Church, priests, laity, and People of God are suffering. I’m proud to donate to this worthwhile charity and would encourage others to do the same. Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. is fulfilling an urgent need for celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity who are suffering by “offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.”

They urgently need your prayers, donations, and support. I’m especially impressed that Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc. demonstrate their commitment to transparency. For instance, there is no salary paid to any of its board members. Donations are used for the exclusive purpose to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity. This nonprofit is 100% worth supporting. God bless and thank you for your prayers and assistance.