Welcome to the St. Catherine of Bologna Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order website. Here, we glorify God through the works of St. Francis of Assisi.
We are called to holiness by the Father through the Gospels and make Christ present in the world today. As secular Franciscans of the Holy Trinity Region, we desire to strengthen our fraternal bonds and deepen our vocational calling after the models of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.
Through our permanent profession, we will observe the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ by a life of example, prayer, and simple living. We bear witness to His help and that of the Most Holy Virgin Mary.
We are a local chapter of the national and international organizations of the secular Franciscans in Columbus. Our nonprofit religious organization covers the central Ohio area.
Whatever your situation is right now, it’s never too late to turn to God and Christ’s teachings for redemption. Find inspiration and solace in the life of our dear St. Francis. Be a professed secular Franciscan by learning more about our formation process. You can also contact the Holy Trinity Region office for questions.
All are welcome - consider joining us inside St. Francis Church for all Gatherings which begin at 2:00 PM.
Join us if you are Professed, Candidate, Inquirer or Guest.
Allow us to tell you more about our organization when you visit us at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Columbus, Ohio. We have provided a map below for your convenience.