Friday, June 26, 2009
The brothers were constant in prayer and in working with their hands; this they did in order to banish idleness, the enemy of the soul.
Saint Francis of Assisi
Legend of the Three Companions - 41
The Portiuncula, located in the Diocese of Steubenville, is home to the Franciscan Lay Apostolate. We are humbly committed to imitating the Gospel life of Christ, and observing the Sacraments. Placing ourselves under strict and holy obedience to Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, and the Magisterium, we follow the Medieval Penitential First Rule of the Third Order of St. Francis, dated 1221 A.D. Our mission is to preach Repentance and Penance to all God's people.