St. Margaret of Cortona Region
We Secular Franciscans of St. Margaret of Cortona Region are penitents seeking to live the Holy Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis of Assisi by daily conversion and a change of heart. Our Rule of Life impels us to take courageous initiatives to bring about the Kingdom of God in the secular world through prayer and apostolic works. We believe that Jesus Christ is present to us more fully in the poor, the broken, the disenfranchised, and the lonely when we reach out and serve them. We believe that we are truly Franciscan when guided by the Holy Spirit we deepen our sense of community in a fraternal bond and acknowledge that all creatures are our sisters and brothers, gifts from God the Father through his Son Jesus Christ.
“Let us begin again, for up to now we have done nothing.”