Ecclesial

Faithfulness to the Church is a hallmark of Franciscan spirituality, exemplified by Saint Francis of Assisi’s legendary loyalty, devotion, and love for the Church. The ecclesial spirit of Saint Francis is one of four tenets of Franciscan spirituality that both inspired and shaped the spirituality of our Foundress Blessed Mary Angela and that of the Felician Franciscan community she founded.

As an apostolic community of consecrated women religious, we commit ourselves to the universal mission of the Church in lives dedicated to God and the Church.

Our dedication is marked by fidelity, loyalty, reverence for and cooperation with the Church, for, as we state in our Constitution, “our love for the Church impels us to restore all things in Christ by our dedication to ecclesial service.”
(“Our Felician Heritage,” Felician Constitution)