We are Secular Franciscans, of St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity, in Red Deer, Alberta Canada. We are men and women, singles and couples, young and old, from all walks of life, united in our desire to embrace the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi. In responding to God’s call in our lives, we strive to live a Gospel-infused life in the secular world, in our homes, communities and workplaces.

Are you an 18 or older Catholic, single or married, who feels a desire for living a life of simplicity? Have you ever felt a desire to join a fraternal society in the Catholic Church? Do you have a special love for nature, the Eucharist, Mary, and for helping out the poor? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, our Lord Jesus Christ might be calling you to live the Gospel in the spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi, and to become a Secular Franciscan (Third Order Franciscan).

We, the St. Maximilian Kolbe Fraternity, in Red Deer (Canada), are always welcoming new members to our fraternity. Meetings take place at Sacred Heart Parish on the first Sunday of the month, at 1:30 PM. When it comes to a holiday, we meet om the second Sunday. We also don't meet in July and August. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have been meeting via Zoom profile.

If you have any questions, please contact us. All are welcome! To learn more about the OFS, check out the resources on this website.