Deacon Tom Bello & John Clem are both professed members of the Secular Franciscan Order, which is the largest religious order within the Roman Catholic Church with 400,000 brothers & sisters world-wide. We invite you to find out more about our order and the Franciscan Spirituality of St. Francis, St. Clare, St. Bonaventure, St. Anthony of Padua, and Bl. John Duns Scotus. You are invited to check the links below to find a fraternity near you — maybe you are being called to a Franciscan vocation.
Secular Franciscan Order Links
NAFRA – National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in the United States of America
St. Margaret of Cortona Region (Mid-Atlantic)
Franciscan Mission Service (short and long-term missions for lay faithful)
Mount LaVerna Fraternity (Charlottesville, Virginia)