St. Catherine of Bologna Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order

Living God’s Word Through the Examples of St. Francis

Welcome to the St. Catherine of Bologna Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order website. Here, we glorify God through the works of St. Francis of Assisi.

Our Mission

We are called to holiness by the Father through the Gospels and make Christ present in the world today. As secular Franciscans of the Holy Trinity Region, we desire to strengthen our fraternal bonds and deepen our vocational calling after the models of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.

Through our permanent profession, we will observe the Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ by a life of example, prayer, and simple living. We bear witness to His help and that of the Most Holy Virgin Mary.

About Our Organization

We are a local chapter of the national and international organizations of the secular Franciscans in Columbus. Our nonprofit religious organization covers the central Ohio area.

Are You Called to Live the Gospel?

Whatever your situation is right now, it’s never too late to turn to God and Christ’s teachings for redemption. Find inspiration and solace in the life of our dear St. Francis. Be a professed secular Franciscan by learning more about our formation process. You can also contact the Holy Trinity Region office for questions.

Our Events


All are welcome - consider joining us inside St. Francis Church for all Gatherings which begin at 2:00 PM.

For 2020 Schedule of Activities, Gatherings and Events Please call

Tim Keller, OFS at 614.895.7792 or Teena Gallager, OFS at 614.563.7847 

Join us if you are Professed, Candidate, Inquirer or Guest - all are welcome.

We meet at St. Francis Church on the third Sunday of every month-Call for details

2020 Events and Meetings

January 19 2020 – Gathering.

February 15 & 22 – Women’s and Men’s Conference

February 16 – Gathering.

March 15 – Gathering.

April 18 – Spring Chapter Meeting, Cincinnati

April 19 – Gathering.

May 17 – Gathering.

June 21 – Gathering

July 19 – Gathering – Picnic

August 01 – Franciscan Gathering, Jerry and Cricket Aull, OFS

August 16 – Gathering

September 20 – Gathering

October 3 – Mass followed by Transitus

October 18 – Gathering

November 14 – Fall Chapter Meeting, Cincinnati

November 15 – Gathering. Prayer service remembering the deceased and renewal of profession / Bring 5 Christmas Cards for those unable to attend our gatherings.

December 20 – Gathering.

All of the above is for Professed, Candidates, Inquirers and Guests

Visit Us

Allow us to tell you more about our organization when you visit us at the St. Francis of Assisi Church in Columbus, Ohio. We have provided a map below for your convenience.

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