Church expects from the Secular Franciscan Order, one and only, a
great service in the cause of the Kingdom of God in the world today
... the Church expects from you, Secular Franciscans, a courageous and
consistent testimony of Christian and Franciscan life, leaning towards
the construction of a more fraternal and Gospel world for the
realization of the Kingdom of God."
St. Pope John Paul II
2002 OFS General Chapter