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.
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.