Order of Servant Franciscans (OSF)
The OSF is a canonically independent Third Order (Secular) within the universal Franciscan tradition. We are a broadly dispersed community as well. We consider ourselves to be a "little portion" within the historic worldwide Franciscan Family.
Within the OSF, the traditional Franciscan vow of poverty may be best expressed through a sense of poverty towards self and compassionate action towards others; chastity may best be expressed through purity of devotion to Jesus - our heavenly spouse; and obedience may best be expressed by demonstrating Jesus' message of peace and justice within our homes, neighborhoods, and nations. All of these vows are expressed out of obedience to Christ's command and the injunction of the Sacred Scriptures to "love...for love is of God." Each Sister or Brother is committed to deepening their relationship of love with the Lord Jesus, Holy Mary, and all the Saints through the charism of Sts. Francis & Clare. This charism of devotion is best manifest through service to others.
Each Sister or Brother within the Order is committed to deepening their relationship of love with the Lord Jesus, Holy Mary (Theotokos), and all the Saints through the charism of Sts. Francis & Clare. This charism of devotion is manifest through our heartfelt service to others.
Won't you join us as we join Sts. Clare & Francis to adore God with a pure heart and serve others without reservation?
"Let us desire nothing else,
let us wish for nothing else,
let nothing else please us
and cause us delight,
except our Creator and Redeemer, and Savior..."
(from the Rule of 1221, St. Francis)