Caritas Dei diffusa est in cordibus nostris per inhabitantem Spiritum eus in nobis, alleluia.
The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Spirit of God dwelling within us.
The Portiuncula, located in Jerusalem, Ohio, 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, the Magisterium, and Father Timothy Davison, we follow the Medieval Penitential First Rule of the Third Order of St. Francis, dated 1221 A.D.