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A note for sale representatives                                                                                                                               Community Chaplain (EMMI)

Attention: On October 11, 2023, we merged www.faicl.org with this site. For the fellowship pages, the index is at the bottom of the page.

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)

Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul I and Photo

Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II and Photo

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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Acknowledgment & Approval

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 

The mysterious message is hidden in the Gospel passage from John 

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.


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The Holy See

Pope Francis Photo Author: Zebra48bo

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.

Accepting all Articles of the Holy Catholic Faith or the Eastern Catholic Church

A Franciscan Chaplaincy Community

Most Reverend Archbishop Eric M. Gagnon Founder

Member of the Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi 

Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charter # 04062022 with the Order of Franciscans Eucharist

Commander of the Community Chaplain (EMMI)

Member of Third Order Regular Franciscan Federation

Member of the National Association of Catholic Chaplains

Member of Franciscan Intellectual Tradition

Member of Franciscan Federation

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

St. Francis and scenes from his life

Date 13th century

Collection Santa croce

Source/Photographer wikimedia

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.

Holy Eucharist 

Mass Time

Every Sunday  from 10:00 to 11:30

For other Celebration, see our Calendar

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Contact Us / Contactez-nous

Demandez pour Eric  /  Ask for Marie

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 

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