The Rule

“By profession, we promise to follow a Rule of Life approved and confirmed by Pope Paul VI in June of 1978. You may read this Rule and the General Constitutions of the Secular Franciscan Order on this National Fraternity website.

The Rule and Constitutions might be a good place for you to begin your online inquiry. You might like to read more about St. Francis from numerous websites, including the one given above. You may pick up your phone and call 1-800-FRANCIS for more information. You might click on this list of Regions and Fraternities across the whole United States ( and see if you can find a fraternity near you to visit. You might email the Regional Minister for more details.”

Extract from Welcome Message
Tom Bello, OFS, National Minister Emeritus