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The Order Franciscans of Divine Mercy and Love of God is a religious order of Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus INC a Massachusetts religious nonprofit church ministry of the Independent Catholic Church of the Americas New England Diocese. We are a Franciscan Community of Men and Woman, Married and single who have dedicate themselves to live out the call to St. Francis “go rebuild My Church” as a call to each one of us to encourage unity within the Mystical Body of Christ, The Church, and to gather all who accept Christ as their redeemer and Savior together as is their rite by their Baptism. We welcome all men and women who feel called to serve God and God's children without discrimination and with compassion and mercy. We are dedicated to healing those who have been hurt by some churches actions of discrimination and selectivity but yearn for a Catholic spirituality, liturgy and to partake of the Eucharist.
We welcome and encourage the inclusion of women and married persons into the priesthood.
We live our vows as partnered/married or single persons, male and female, under the rule of life established by St. Francis. The vow of Chastity is not a requirement but is encouraged for single persons. We identify strongly with Jesus’ call to Saint Francis to “go, rebuild My Church”.
We understand this as a call to affirm and proclaim the Divine Mercy and Infinite Love of God for all people regardless of their race, nationality, sexual orientation or marital situation. Members of the Order serve as Lay Apostles, vowed Brothers, Sisters, Deacons and Priests in parish ministries, hospital and nursing home ministries and outreach programs to the poor, homeless, youth and seniors.