Lord, make me an instrument of your PEACE.

Where there is hatred, let me sow LOVE.

Where there is injury, PARDON.

Where there is doubt, FAITH.

Where there is despair, HOPE.

Where there is darkness, LIGHT.

And where there is sadness, JOY.

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much

seek to be consoled, as to console; to be understood,

as to understand; to be loved, as to love; for it is in

giving, that we receive; it is in pardoning, that we

are pardoned; and it is in dying, that we are born to

eternal life.

~ Inspired By St. Francis of Assisi ~


Secular Franciscans are Catholic lay men and women, eighteen years of age or older,  gathered into fraternities, who are responding to a gift from the Holy Spirit of God, to emulate St. Francis of Assisi in their journey to follow Christ.

The Juan de Padilla Region of the Secular Franciscan Order (Ordo Franciscanus Sæcularis) covers Kansas, Oklahoma, and the northwest corner of Missouri. This site has a page of information and contacts for each state. Use the individual fraternity hyperlink on this regional page, to access each fraternity.

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2017 Juan de Padilla Regional Secular Franciscan Gathering

What Is YOURS To Do?” Director: Fr. Jeff Ernst, O.F.M. Cap.

Friday, June 9 – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Spiritual Life Center, 7100 E. 45th Street North, Wichita, KS 67226

2017 Regional Gathering Registration Form

Wichita Spiritual Life Center

Wichita Spiritual Life Center Inside


Regional Spiritual Assist ~ Fr. Mike Scully, OFM Capuchin

Father Mike Scully Provides Practical Teachings On ~

The Franciscan Journey (Lester Bach, OFM Cap)



ATCHISON ~ St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity

EMPORIA ~ Sacred Heart Fraternity

HAYS ~ St. Joseph Fraternity

LAWRENCE ~ Br. Jacoba Fraternity

LEAWOOD ~ St. Elizabeth Fraternity

LIBERAL ~ St. Frances Cabrini Fraternity

OLATHE ~ Our Lady of Sorrows Fraternity

WICHITA ~ St. Anthony Fraternity


BROKEN ARROW ~ St. Stanislaus & St. Adalbert Fraternity

OKLAHOMA CITY ~ St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity

STILLWATER ~ Servants of Divine Mercy Fraternity

TAHLEQUAH ~ Little Portion Fraternity

TULSA ~ Holy Family Fraternity


BLUE SPRINGS/BUCKNER ~ Queen of the Angels Fraternity

INDEPENDENCE ~ Secular Franciscans of the Holy Eucharist Fraternity

KANSAS CITY ~ St. Monica Fraternity


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