OLF Mission

Taking our place within the tradition of the Franciscan family, we passionately follow Jesus, rebuilding his Church, living lives of mutual care and accountability in harmony with the creeds and confessions of the Lutheran Church and both in the spirit and practice of the Evangelical Counsels, faithfully walking the simple way of Saint Francis of Assisi.

from the General Rule of the Order of Lutheran Franciscans

The OLF holds to the Confession of Faith of the

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA):

+ This Order confesses the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

+ This Order confesses Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

+ This Order accepts the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God

+ This Order accepts the Ecumenical Creeds and the Lutheran Confessions

+ This Order confesses the Gospel as the power of God to create and sustain the Church for God's mission in the world

Along with this Confession of Faith:

+ This Order also accepts the writings of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi as important to the shaping of our life as a religious order

The OLF is also affiliated with these Franciscan organizations:

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Franciscan Action Network

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Joint Committee

on Franciscan Unity

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