Welcome to the website https://thirdorderfranciscans.org of the Franciscan Abbey of Immanuel Communion of Love, commonly called by its initials "FAICL".
We are administrated by the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry Association of Eric Michel Ministries International as a Catholic Chaplaincy and the supervision of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos. (FAICL on OFE Site)
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We are shepherded by the example of the humility and gentleness of Pope John Paul I;
by the example of the Prelature of Pope John Paul II:
Roman Catholic Franciscan Religious Order,
An International Ordinariate
OFE has a presence in Canada, Columbia, Hungry, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Sri Lanka,
the United States of America, and Zimbabwe.
Most Reverend +Michael Cuozzo, OFE, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist
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Mission: The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist is to minister to celibate and married [and/or widowed] Roman 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.
Goals: Seek out labourers and advisors for our mission. We voice our story. We await a college of bishops to rise to oversee our mission. We seek to openly serve the Roman Catholic Church and minister within Roman Catholic ecclesiastical jurisdictions.
Objective: Clerics, where their condition, are to care in their heart for all of the Churches, and therefore to serve her wherever there is a great necessity; let them show willingness, especially with the permission or encouragement of their own eparchial bishop or superior, to exercise their ministry in the missions or regions labouring under a shortage of clergy.” (1990 Code of Canons of Oriental (Eastern) Churches, Canon 393)
Mission: Welcome married [and widowed] Roman Catholic priests; Provide the People of God the Eucharist; Have married Roman Catholic priests available to Roman Catholic bishops; Affirm the marriages and lives of married and/or widowed Roman Catholic priests; Provide a home and support for married Roman Catholic priests through acceptance, communications, and ongoing activities of the Order. Welcome celibate Roman and Eastern Catholic priests in good standing in the Roman Catholic Church to serve as brothers; and Support efforts of members, other clergies, and laity in their efforts to restore married priesthood to the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church.
Recognition of the primacy of our Lord Jesus Christ; Inspiration from the spirituality of Saint Francis of Assisi;
Reverence for creation; Dignity of human persons;
Support of family unity; Compassion; Peacemaking; Service; Community;
Simplicity; and Welcoming married [and widowed] and
Celibate Roman Catholic priests and laity.
Apostolic Works: Sanctification of families; and Blessing of married Roman Catholic priests.
Rule of Life: When Jesus was asked, “Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?” He said to him, “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:36-40) He also said, “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13) We are to live a life of commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and to serve him faithfully. We are to acclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and the study of the Scriptures. We are to keep the Eucharist and the Gospel at the center of our lives. We are to acquire knowledge and inspiration from the Franciscan spirituality of our patron Saint Francis of Assisi. We are to infuse our daily life with compassion, service, community, simplicity, reverence for creation, the dignity of human persons, peacemaking, prayer, and support of family unity. We are to welcome celibate and married Roman Catholic priests and laity. We are to be respectful to Popes, Patriarchs, Bishops, Abbot Generals, Minister Generals, and members of our Order.
The Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi is an international confraternity of prayer and ministry of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, and Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular. It is comprised of priests, pastors, religious, and laity from all religious traditions who commit to prayer for the sanctification of families and of married Roman Catholic priests.
Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charters
Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist establish Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charters with monasteries, abbeys, churches, hermitages, religious orders, congregations, missions, archdioceses, and dioceses to help them fulfill their respective missions. Each charter will operate independently, maintaining its current system of disciplines and teaching. They accept the authority of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist and over all matters of Faith and Practices. The charter member may not legally or financially obligate the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist in any way.
The Corporate Address of Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Inc. and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos, Inc. is:
Post Office Box 783, Guiilderland, NY 12084-0783 USA.
Order of Franciscans Ecumenical:
The OFE Board of Directors and Council members met on the 13 of December 2022, and on December 20, 2022, the OFE Board of Directors and Council Members approved the following: 5. General Constitutions: Article 12.0, §2., §4., and 5§: Approved:
Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Inc.
Franciscan Abbey of Immanuel Communion of Love
Third Order of Franciscans
Immanuel Communion of Love
God is a communion of love so intense that the love of the Father for His Son and of the Son for the Father is the third Person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit. God is a perfect communion of love. This Love that is God generates or creates all that exists.
The Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love
and the Third Order of Saint Francis, Chaplain Ministry
We are Roman Catholic in matters of Faith and Morals with the Church established by Jesus Christ.
A Franciscan Chaplaincy Community
Most Reverend Archbishop Eric M. Gagnon Founder
We (FAICL) are a religious organization and are followers of Christ in the footsteps of Francis, Anthony, and Clare of the Franciscan Order and strive to lead their lives according to the words and work of Christ, following the example and spirituality of their fraternal and father, Saint Francis of Assisi. Members serve as Chaplain Ministers in the community and work in capacities to help the needy.
Tertius Ordo Franciscanus
The Third Order of Saint Francis is a third order in the Franciscan tradition of Christianity, founded by the medieval Italian Catholic friar Francis of Assisi.
The preaching of Francis and his disciples caused many married men and women to want to join the Franciscan First Order as friars or the Second Order as a nun. This being incompatible with their state of life, Francis found a middle way: in 1221 he gave them a rule animated by the Franciscan spirit. Those following this rule became members of the Franciscan Third Order, sometimes called tertiaries.
The Third Order is divided into Third Order Regulars, who live in religious congregations, and Third Order Seculars or the Secular Franciscan Order, who live in fraternities. The latter do not wear a religious habit, take vows, or live in the community, but gather together in the community on a regular basis. In 1978, the Catholic Third Order of Saint Francis was reorganized and given a new Rule of Life, approved by Pope Paul VI.
Apart from the Third Order of Saint Francis in Catholicism, the Lutheran and Anglican traditions also have Franciscan third orders.
EMMI FAICL propose un accompagnement aux conjoints victimes de violences conjugales
EMMI FACIAL is offering support to spouses having domestic violence
La Fondation canadienne des femmes / Canadian Women's Foundation
Eric Michel Ministries International and the Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love are part of the Eastern Roman Catholic Church, Many media from the Roman Catholic Church are used to describe what we believe or what we do.
Les Ministères Eric Michel International et l'Abbaye Franciscaine d'Immanuel Communion d'Amour ne font pas partie de l'Église catholique romaine orientale, de nombreux médias de l'Église catholique romaine sont utilisés pour décrire ce que nous croyons ou ce que nous faisons.
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