"We have been called to heal wounds, to unite what has fallen apart, and to bring home those who have lost their way."

- St. Francis of Assisi

Who We Are

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.

Vision Statement

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.

Historical Statement

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.