My Father’s House Retreat Center, Moodus, CT
This OEF group of secular (lay, domestic) followers in the Franciscans and Carmelites are mostly married, some single, who gather once a month as an OEF fraternity. The Franciscan Family, as one among many spiritual families raised up by the Holy Spirit in the Church, and unites all members of God’s people.
(Profession with Fr. Bill McCarthy MSA)
Lay, and religious – who recognize that they are called to follow Christ in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare of Assisi, St. Theresa of Lisieux, St. Padre Pio and other notable Canonized Saints in the Catholic Church.
The Order of Eden Franciscans (OEF) have devotion to the Eucharist, to the Rosary; Our Lady of Fatima and Our Lady of Guadalupe. We praise the Lord and share Mass together, go to events and musicals and other activities supporting the Arts and the Church. Our devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary is part of the group. We support the ministries and groups at the local Church and Diocese; as we seek to grow in the OEF lifestyle together.
Do you need support in your spiritual pilgrimage or a community? Do you think God may be calling you to follow the Gospel after the manner of some great saints like St. Francis of Assisi, St. Clare, St. Padre Pio; St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross or St. Therese of Lisieux; perhaps God is calling you? If you answer “yes” to questions like these, please join us at one of our monthly Gatherings.