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We are the Most Holy Name Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. We are part of the Our Lady of the Holy Angels Region and are affiliated with Our Lady of the Holy Angels Parish in Little Falls, New Jersey. Our Fraternity was founded on September 19, 1926. On this site you will find the latest news and information about us and our ministries and apostolates. We hope that you visit us often. May the Lord make you an instrument of His peace!

MISSION STATEMENT: The Most Holy Name Fraternity, in Little Falls, New Jersey, is a local expression of the global Secular Franciscan Order and the Franciscan movement. We exist to keep the dream of St. Francis of Assisi alive and to work toward its fulfillment in today’s world.

Our lives are woven together on this spiritual journey towards Christ. Our journey is characterized by an openness to conversion.

Drawing from our varied life experiences and from our individual gifts, we are a joyful family committed to the spiritual, emotional and physical well being of one another.

Recognizing this commitment as sisters and brothers united in a faith deeply rooted in the Gospel, we inspire each other to be spiritual people; to grow and to respond to our Franciscan vocation; and to make a positive difference in the world. Be it in simple ordinary circumstances, or in extraordinary circumstances, which require courageous initiatives, our Rule urges us to dedicate our actions to working with issues common to the family, work, peace, justice and ecology and to bring about the Kingdom of God.

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