Welcome to the Padre Pio Fraternity

Statue of St. Francis and the wolf, Gubbio, on the campus of St. Francis Catholic Church and The Franciscan School in Raleigh, N.C.

Secular Franciscans are a community of Catholic men and women in the world who want to pattern our lives after Christ, in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. We strive to bring the gospel to life through prayer, ongoing faith formation and service in the community. St. Padre Pio (1887-1968; beatified May 2, 1999) is our patron saint.

  • Interested in learning more about the Secular Franciscan Order?
  • Relocating to the Triangle and interested in joining our Fraternity?

We welcome you to get in touch. Send an email message to Joe Travers, OFS, minister at SecularFranciscansNC@gmail.com. Include your name, email address and telephone number along with the information you are requesting.

Our gatherings and celebrations are held on the Fourth Sunday of each month (except December) at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 11401 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613. View map & directions

Our regular monthly gathering sessions are held in Anthony Hall, to the left of the gathering space in St. Francis Church. Check our calendar for our meeting times and room numbers.

Meet some of our Fraternity members > SFO Padre Pio Community Slide Show 2018

Upcoming Public Events in the area related to St. Francis:

Sept. 29 | Franciscan Spirit and Life Conference: Dare to be Franciscan. Details here.

Oct. 3, 2018:  Transitus, a commemoration of the life and transitions of St Francis, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Details here.

Oct. 3, 10 and 17: St. Francis Seminar Series. Explore three main aspects of the life of our patron saint: his love for creation, his care of the marginalized, and his fascination with the mysteries of our faith. Read more and register here.

Peace and all good things to you!


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