Who We Are - Third Order Penitents of St. Francis
Founded in 1981, we are a Third Order Penitent community of vowed and professed men and women, married and single, living our lives in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi in accordance to a common rule, centered around prayer, work, study and outreach ministries. We are a Public Association of the Faithful headquartered in the Albany NY Roman Catholic Diocese, with strict loyalty to the Magesterium, under the protection of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Our Mother House is located in Petersburg, NY. We have prayer cells and communities located around the United States and Canada. We continually seek members in all countries who wish to live the lifestyle of a Third Order Penitent.
We are not to be confused with the Franciscans of San Damiano. We are not connected with this community.
Do You Hear The Lord Whispering Your Name ?
If you feel that God is calling you to serve Him, then take a leap of faith.
"Be strong and courageous, Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
Remember "cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:7)
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)
To learn more about our Vocations , click the Vocations Tab