Welcome to the Padre Pio Fraternity

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.  Read more about the life and commitments of Secular Franciscans here.

  • Already a Secular Franciscan and relocating to the Triangle and interested in joining our Fraternity?  We welcome you to get in touch. Send an email message to vice minister Ellen Ferrone at ellen.ferrone@gmail.com .   Include your name, email address and telephone number along with the information you are requesting.

Our gatherings and celebrations are held at 1 p.m. on the Fourth Sunday of each month (except December)  via Zoom because of the COVID 19 restrictions.


The June  2021 newsletter is now available.


Nine Area Catholics Professed as Secular Franciscans


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