Welcome to the website for the Holy Trinity Regional Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. The fraternity reaches from central Ohio through Northern Kentucky and Southern Indiana. There are 24 active fraternities and emerging groups in the region.  If you are interested in learning more about the Secular Franciscan Order, please visit the web site of the National Fraternity of the OFS for more information. 

Upcoming meetings and activities for the region can be found in the calendar on the right. There is a group page for the region on Facebook  for those who wish to join. Please visit the page and request membership. For any problems or questions pertaining to the website please send an email to htrofs@gmail.com. 

The Secular Franciscan Monthly Pledge

We realize the importance of giving glory to God, of striving for holiness and of working for the spiritual and temporal welfare of others. We see the great value of the Secular Franciscan Way of Life to achieve these all important goals in life. Therefore, we resolve to observe the teaching and footsteps of Jesus Christ according to the spirit and rule of St. Francis. 

With God’s grace, we will participate as fully and as often as possible in the Mass, the Sacraments (especially Reconciliation), and the official prayer of the Church. We will spend a portion of time each day in personal prayer. And we will be involved in the monthly meeting as an act of worship and a building of community. 

We will contribute according to our means and time and talent and possessions for the charities of our Franciscan Family. And we will uphold the dignity of every person and the worth of all creation. 

We will always be loyal to the Commandments of God and to the Church. We will continually try to turn closer to the Lord. And we will use what we have in a spirit of justice, moderation, and generosity. 

We will be proud to display the emblem of our membership in the Secular Franciscan Order. By our actions and our speech, we will set a good example and will strive to be peacemakers in our society, especially within our families and toward those who are poor, sick or disadvantaged. 

This we resolve through the help of the Virgin Mary and St. Francis, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and in the name of Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.

Holy Trinity Region News

  • New Book: Francis of Assisi: The Hidden Story by Chiara Mercuri Greetings from Paraclete Press!Francis of Assisi: The Hidden Story by Chiara Mercuri  is a challenging new biography with a bold thesis. Mercuri takes the reader back in time to ...
    Posted Jul 23, 2019, 5:16 AM by HTR OFS
  • National Executive Council (NEC) Report January 2019 Here is the latest communication from the National Fraternity's Executive Council. 
    Posted Mar 17, 2019, 8:38 AM by HTR OFS
  • HTR Newsletter Winter 2019 Here is the Winter 2019 version of the Holy Trinity Region's newsletter. 
    Posted Feb 26, 2019, 9:23 AM by HTR OFS
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