Welcome to The New Order of St. Francis and St. Clare
We are a community of Catholic Christians who seek to
find closer communion with God through emulating the life of Saint
Francis & Saint Clare of Assisi in our times.
We are a Religious Order of the Worldwide Ecumenical Catholic Church of Christ though laity membership is opened to all denominations.
We pursue a life of simplicity, prayer, contemplation and spirituality while living either in the world as tertiaries or as friars and sisters in communities, like our main Cathedral Abbey in Detroit, Michigan, or other Monasteries around the world.
May the Life of Saint Francis and Saint Clare inspire many men and women to follow Christ.
With our Prayers for you all where ever you are in this world.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Your Franciscans and Sisters
of St. Francis and Saint Clare
Prior Dr. Karl Rodig, NOSF
What We Do... We follow a "rule" of life that is modeled after St. Francis for the 21st Century. We make vows to live according to:
Chastity pursuant to your state in life. We experience and live our vows as single, or married persons, male and female, all under the same rule of life.
- Obedience - to God's Will and purpose for your life and to follow the "rule" of the Order.
- Simplicity - to live a simple life not seeking material gains at the expense of the community around you. Showing concern for your neighbor.
We invite you to read our website and prayerfully consider if this just might be a "calling" for you to grow spiritually in Christ Jesus, our Savior.
If so... Please write or call us today with any questions you may have or to request an inquirers enrollment application.
Please go to page, "Contact the Abbey"