Welcome to the Franciscan Abbey of Immanuel Communion of Love, commonly called by its initials "FAICL".
We are administrated by the Interdenominational Assembly of Churches Ministry Association of Eric Michel Ministries International as a Catholic Independent Chaplaincy and the supervision of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, and the Abbey of Saint Mary Theotokos. (FAICL)
Mission: The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, Inc., is to minister to celibate and married Roman Catholic (and Catholic) priests and laity by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore the married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.
Target demographics: Minister to Celibate and Married Roman Catholic Priests and Laity
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: The first branch consists of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist and the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, which together are considered an order within an order (companion communities). Each Order has separate and distinct realms of emphasis. This branch is comprised of priests who are married, as well as celibate Roman Catholic priests who were ordained by a Roman Catholic bishop. Current OFE members and those who join at a later time will be members of both Orders. Celibate Roman Catholic priests will function as brothers in each Order.
The Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi is an international confraternity of prayer and ministry of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist, Order of Franciscans Ecumenical, and Order of Franciscans Ecumenical Secular. It is comprised of priests, pastors, religious, and laity from all religious traditions who commit to prayer for the sanctification of families and of married Roman Catholic priests.
Title: OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
Author: Order of Franciscans Ecumenical.
License: © "All Rights Reserved." Work cannot be used, adapted, copied, or published without the creator's permission.
EMMI - FAICL permission was granted to use the text and logo from the OFE website.
The Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love and the Third Order of Saint Francis Ministry
Most Reverend Archbishop Eric M. Gagnon Founder
Member of the Sanctification of Families Union of Saint Francis of Assisi
Ecclesiastical Affiliation Charter # 04062022 with the Order of Franciscans Ecumenical
Commander of the Community Chaplain (EMMI)
We (FAICL) are a religious organization and are followers of Christ in the footsteps of Francis, Anthony, and Clare of the Franciscan Order and strive to lead their lives according to the words and work of Christ, following the example and spirituality of their fraternal and father, Saint Francis of Assisi. Members serve as Chaplain Ministers in the community and work in capacities to help the needy.
Our FAICL could not be used to identify our domain (www.domain.ca ), we had to inverse the letters for iclfa due to the confusion with the word "facial". to become https://www.iclfa.ca