Fra Chris Dickson, F.L.A.
of the Portiuncula Hermitage
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.