Welcome to the regional website for the Secular Franciscan Order in the southeast United States. The Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis Fraternity is one of 30 regional fraternities throughout the United States and itself is organized into 32 local fraternities, which are located in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee....Read More
BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS REGION ANNUAL REGIONAL GATHERING Life Way Conference Center – Ridgecrest, North Carolina August 7th-9th, 2015 “Be the Joyful Face of Christ to All” Current 2015 ARG Agenda can be downloaded HERE. For directions to the Life Way Conference Center please...Read More
- St. Francis of Assisi
The Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis Fraternity is one of 30 regional fraternities throughout the United States and itself is organized into 33 local fraternities, which are located in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
We, the Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis, look to Jesus Christ through our Seraphic Father, Francis, to help us live as Secular Franciscans by prayerful and active Gospel living.
It is in the same dynamic spirit of St. Francis that we work toward the formation of each member and full communion with each fraternity. Through this spirit of prayer, love and example, we joyfully seek to encourage the growth of the Franciscan family through the building up of the Church.
The Regional Fraternity of Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis –61 was established by the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order on October 20, 1994.
The Celebration of Establishment was held Saturday, April 28, 1995, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greenville, South Carolina. There were seventeen canonically established fraternities at that time. “That all may be one” was adopted as the motto of the region.