Secular Franciscans are members of the Third Order founded by St. Francis of Assisi in the 13th century. Like all orders, they follow a Rule of Life which has been approved by Rome and comes under the jurisdiction of Canon Law. The local Fraternity is a living and active Christian community and is the privileged place where members develop their sense of Church, their Franciscan vocation and ministry. They are not bound by religious vows but promise to follow Christ in the footsteps of Francis and Clare of Assisi. SFO meets the second Thursday of each month. For more information, please contact Larry Lynch, 638-0148.