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

2019

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


NOTE: St. Francis Church is undergoing a major renovation. All Gatherings will be held in the basement of the church. 

If the door is locked, please knock. 


2019 Schedule of Activities, Gatherings and Events


January 10 2019 – CHURCH CLOSES FOR RENOVATIONS!!

January 26 – Spiritual Assistants and Ministers Retreat, “Servant Leadership”

Ministers: 10am-4pm All Fraternity Ministers

Spiritual Assistants: 10am-12pm Meeting with Br. Maloney

Where: TAU HOUSE, 4536 Vine St, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45217

January 27Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.

February 16 & 23 – Women’s and Men’s Conference

February 24Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.

March 24 Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.

April 27 – HTR Spring Chapter Meeting

April 28Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.

May 26 – Gathering. Meet in Church Hall for all activities.

End of May – Possible Re-Opening of the Church.

June 23 Gathering

July 28 – Gathering – Picnic

August ? – Franciscan Gathering, Fr. Dan Crosby, “Blessed Solanus Casey, OFM Cap.”

August 25Gathering

September 22 – Gathering

October 3 – Transitus, 7:00pm

October 19 – HTR Fall Chapter Meeting

October 27Gathering

November 17 – Gathering. Prayer service remembering the deceased and renewal of profession

December 15 – Gathering / Advent Service / Bring 5 Christmas Cards for those unable to attend our gatherings.


Join us if you are Professed, Candidate, Inquirer or Guest - all are welcome

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