Secular Franciscans

We have an “emerging” Matt Talbot Secular Franciscan Fraternity forming at Our House Ministries. We had our first meeting in July 2013 and currently have 12 professed members and a number of members in formation.

Our monthly meetings are usually held on the first Monday of each month beginning at 6:00 PM. We begin with Mass in the Matt Talbot Chapel at 1449 S. 29th St. After Mass we take care of some business and then break into groups for formation. We have four groups at various stages of formation including Orientation, Inquiry, Candidacy and those who are professed. Those who are professed have ongoing formation.

Anyone is welcome to come join us for an evening to see if they might be interested in becoming a Third Order or Secular Franciscan. Please contact Ken at or call 215-327-3236 for more information.


Fr. Roger White, Tom Dillon, Kate Rinnick, and Cyndy Pyle following the profession on 6/12/2016.



Our first 6 Professed members: Ken Johnston, Kathy Dieiring, Dr. Ronald Codario, Paul Mathis, Fr. Douglas McKay and Fran Rafferty



Jerry Hennessy, Anthony Johnston, Anna Martin and Joe Devaney after their profession on 4/17/2017.