Under the Article 10.1: Admission as an Ecclesiastical Affiliation OFE Charter of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist.
Charter member needs to learn the history of the Order, mission statement, goals, mission, charism, apostolic works, “Rule of Life,
General Constitutions, etc., at franciscanseucharist.org.
Is it an official Order?
It is established under the Charter of
THE ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
THE ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST SECULAR
(Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc.)
MINISTER GENERAL AND BISHOP
MOST REVEREND +MICHAEL CUOZZO, OFE
Visit our home page at https://www.iclfa.ca/ for details
Our page at the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist
We are a Not-for-Profit Christian Religious Corporation named Eric Michel Ministries International, registered at Corporation Canada under the number
895170-5, since July 14, 2014. In existence since 1978 but was never registered with the Government authorities.
What are the joining requirements?
At your expense, you will need to provide a background check which shows no relevant concerns and two references, personal or professional, but not members of your family or personal friends.
You must also confirm in writing that so long as you are members of the order, you agree to accept and follow the terms of the regulations of the Order and any amendments to it and to follow the common rule, the Canon Law ordinances and/or By-Laws.
The standard rule is set by Saint Francis and the Canon Law of the Eastern Catholic Church.
The FAICL Chaplaincy ministries allow members the opportunity to participate more fully in the life of the church. At FAICL, we offer a range of ministries that reflects all aspects of the Christian life, including prayer, liturgy, youth work, music, social ministry and maintenance. We'd to encourage you to volunteer for any activity that suits your interest or talent. Training will be provided, and your commitment to attendance at meetings and active engagement depends on your generosity. Please get in touch with our office for further information.
St Anthony Reading
We are a Catholic Chaplaincy community on the north shore of Montreal, Quebec.
We are within District 01 Canada in the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry Association and affiliates in Africa, America and Asia.
All who have an open mind and an honest heart are welcome. We don't discriminate based on race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or identification, ethnicity, or disability. Our seven sacraments, including the Holy Orders, are available to all baptized.
We carry on the mission of Christ by expressing our faith publicly. In communion with other Christian denominations proclaiming the Good News. With the help of God and the blessing of our Archbishop, we like to spread joy and happiness among our brothers and sisters.
Love and Pace.
Saint Anthony's Quote: "Actions speak louder than words; let your words teach, and your actions speak.
Anthony's fame spread through Portuguese evangelization, and he has been known as the most celebrated of the followers of Francis of Assisi. He is the patron saint of Lisbon, Padua and many places in Portugal and the countries of the former Portuguese Empire.
He is especially invoked and venerated worldwide as the patron saint for the recovery of lost items and is credited with many miracles involving lost people, lost things and even lost spiritual goods.
St. Anthony Chaplets help devotees meditate on the thirteen virtues of the saint. Some of these chaplets were used by members of confraternities which had Anthony as their patron saint.
Alamo Mission San Antonio
Author: A. Michael Uhlmann
In 1692, Spanish missionaries came across a small Payaya Indian community along what was then known as the Yanaguana River on the feast day of Saint Anthony, 13 June. The Franciscan chaplain, Father Damien Massanet, with agreement from General Domingo de Teran, renamed the rivers in his honour and eventually built a mission nearby, as well. This mission became the focal point of a small community that grew in size and scope to become the seventh-largest city in the country, the U.S. city of San Antonio, Texas.
Author: Ashland Thomas
In New York City, the Shrine Church of St. Anthony in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, celebrates his feast day, starting with the traditional novena of prayers asking for his intercession on the 13 Tuesdays preceding his feast. This culminates with a week-long series of services and a street fair. A traditional Italian-style procession is held that day through the streets of its South Village neighbourhood, during which a relic of the saint is carried for veneration.
Each year on the weekend of the last Sunday in August, Boston's North End holds a feast in honour of Saint Anthony. Referred to as the "Feast of All Feasts", Saint Anthony's Feast in Boston's North End was begun in 1919 by Italian immigrants from Montefalcione, a small town near Naples, where the tradition of honouring Saint Anthony goes back to 1688.
Each year the Sandia Pueblo along with Santa Clara Pueblo celebrates the feast day of Saint Anthony with traditional Native American dances. On 27 January 1907, in Beaumont, Texas, a church was dedicated and named in honour of Saint Anthony. The church has later designated a cathedral in 1966 with
the formation of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Beaumont but was not formally consecrated. On 28 April 1974, St. Anthony Cathedral was dedicated and
consecrated by Bishop Warren Boudreaux. In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI granted the cathedral the designation of a minor basilica. St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica
celebrated its 100th anniversary on 28 January 2007.
St. Anthony gives his name to Mission San Antonio de Padua, the third Franciscan mission dedicated along El Camino Real in California in 1771. In Ellicott City, Maryland, southwest of Baltimore, the Conventual Franciscans of the St. Anthony Province dedicated their old novitiate house as the Shrine of St. Anthony, which since 1 July 2004, serves as the official shrine to Saint Anthony for the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
Anthony of Padua
Anthony of Padua (Portuguese: António de Pádua; born Fernando Martins de Bulhões; 15 August 1195 –
13 June 1231), also known as Anthony of Lisbon (Portuguese: António de Lisboa), was a Portuguese
Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon,
Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert
knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most
quickly canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church on 16 January 1946.
He is also the patron saint of lost things.
After his ordination to the priesthood, Fernando was named guestmaster at the age of 19, and placed in
charge of hospitality for the abbey. While he was in Coimbra, some Franciscan friars arrived and settled
at a small hermitage outside Coimbra dedicated to Anthony of Egypt. Fernando was strongly attracted to
the simple, evangelical lifestyle of the friars, whose order had been founded only 11 years prior. News
arrived that five Franciscans had been beheaded in Morocco, the first of their order to be killed.
King Afonso II ransomed their bodies to be returned and buried as martyrs in the Abbey of Santa Cruz.
Inspired by their example, Fernando obtained permission from church authorities to leave the Canons
Regular to join the new Franciscan order. Upon his admission to the life of the friars, he joined the small
hermitage in Olivais, adopting the name Anthony (from the name of the chapel located there, dedicated
to Anthony the Great), by which he was to be known.
Anthony then set out for Morocco, in fulfillment of his new vocation. However, he fell seriously ill in
Morocco and set sail back for Portugal in hope of regaining his health. On the return voyage, the ship
was blown off course and landed in Sicily.
From Sicily, he made his way to Tuscany, where he was assigned to a convent of the order, but he met
with difficulty on account of his sickly appearance. He was finally assigned to the rural hermitage of
San Paolo near Forlì, Romagna, a choice made after considering his poor health. There, he had recourse
to a cell one of the friars had made in a nearby cave, spending time in private prayer and study.