This unity, which the Lord has bestowed on his Church and in which he wishes to embrace all people, is not something added on, but stands at the very heart of Christ’s mission.
— St. John Paul II

 

The National Fraternity formed the Ecumenical Committee in 1997 and we have actively ministered under their guidance in response to concern of the International Fraternity (CIOFS) to be inclusive to all our separated sisters and brothers. It was renamed the Ecumenical / Interfaith Committee in 2006 to better describe its evolving outreach not only to other Christians, but to people of all faiths.


Our Vision

Our vision is to educate and to raise the awareness of our Franciscan sisters and brothers in the United States to the ecumenical and interfaith movements in the Church.

Paying  particular attention to strengthening our collaboration with non-Eastern and Latin Rite Catholic secular Franciscans through our participation in the

Joint Committee on Franciscan Unity