Order of Friars Minor (OFM) Recollect – ACCUS

Order of Friars Minor (OFM) Recollect – ACCUS

We are not your typical Franciscan religious order. Like St. Francis and his early followers, the world was their cloister. They did not own buildings, nor limit their evangelical life to confines of physical walls. Instead, their community was rooted in Creation. As with the American Catholic Church in the United States, the jurisdiction under which we were established, we are a Church without Walls—We are a Friary without Walls. This enables us to be flexible and responsive to the call of the Lord, wherever He may lead us. This particular form of poverty, in the same spirit of poverty as Sts. Francis and Clare, calls their followers to live without anything of their own, to live Evangelical simplicity, serving those we meet, and creating times and places for silence with the Lord in the midst of our busy lives in the world. We are called to live out the call of St. Paul to “pray always.” “Rebuilding the Church that is falling into ruin…”