St. Catherine of Bologna Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order

St. Catherine of Bologna Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order

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Living God’s Word Through the Examples of St. Francis

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.

Our Mission

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.

About Our Organization

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.

Are You Called to Live the Gospel?

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.

Our Events


All are welcome - consider joining us inside St. Francis Church for all Gatherings which begin at 2:00 PM.

  • January 28, 2018 - Gathering
  • February 17, 2018 - Columbus Ohio Women's Conference
  • February 24, 2018 - Columbus Ohio Men's Conference
  • February 25, 2018 - Gathering
  • March 10, 2018 - HTR Executive Council Meeting
  • March 25, 2018 - Gathering
  • April 7, 2018 - HTR Regional Meeting
  • April 22, 2018 - Gathering
  • May 12, 2018 - Spring Chapter Meeting
  • May 20, 2018 - Gathering
  • June 24, 2018 - Gathering
  • July 22, 2018 - Gathering - Summer Picnic
  • August 26, 2018 - Gathering
  • September 23, 2018 - Gathering
  • October 3, 2018 - Transitus
  • October 28, 2018 - Gathering
  • November 18, 2018 - Prayer Services remembering the deceased and renewal of profession
  • December 16, 2018 - Gather with Advent Service

Join us if you are Professed, Candidate, Inquirer or Guest.

Visit Us

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.

386 Buttles Ave, Columbus, OH 43215, USA