Are there any well-known Secular Franciscans?

POPES

  • Innocent III – 1198-1216
  • Honorius III – 1216-1227
  • Gregory IX – 1227-1241
  • Bl. Gregory X – 1271-1276
  • Nicholas III – 1277-1280
  • Celestine V – 1294 –
  • Martin V – 1417-1431
  • Sixtus IV – 1471-1484
  • Alexander VI – 1492-1503
  • Leo X – 1518-1521
  • Sixtus V – 1585-1590
  • Innocent XII – 1691-1700
  • Clement XII – 1730-1740
  • Pius IX – 1846-1878
  • Leo XIII – 1878-1903
  • St. Pius X 1903-1914
  • Benedict XV – 1914-1922
  • Pius XI – 1922-1939
  • Pius XII – 1823-1829
  • John XXIII – 1958-1963

DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH

  • St. Francis deSales

CARDINALS

  • Charles Cardinal Borromeo
  • Henry Edward Cardinal Manning
  • Herbert Cardinal Vaughn
  • John Cardinal Fisher
  • BISHOPS (Note that all Cardinals were formerly Bishops)
  • St. Francis deSales. PRIESTS
  • St. John Vianney (Cures of Ars) Patron of Diocesan Priests
  • Fr. Edward Flanagan Founder of Boy’s Town
  • St. Joseph Cafasso Diocesan Priest and St. Don Bosco’s Teacher.

FOUNDERS (who were Secular Franciscans before founding a religious order)

  • St. Angela Merici – Ursulines
  • Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini – Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart
  • St. John Bosco – Salesians
  • Bl. Peter Julian Eymard – Blessed Sacrament Fathers
  • St. Vincent Pallotti – Pallottine Fathers
  • St. Michael Gariscoits – The Auxiliary Priests of the Sacred Heart
  • St. Mary Joseph Rosello – The Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy
  • St. Bridget of Sweden – The Order of the Most Holy Savior (Bridgettines)
  • Bl. Mary Frances Schervier – Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis.

ROYALTY

  • Ferdinand and Isabella King and Queen of Spain
  • St. Elizabeth, Queen of Hungary Patron of the Secular Franciscan Order
  • St. Elizabeth Queen of Portugal
  • Louis IX King of France, Patron of the Secular Franciscan Order.  STATESMEN
  • St. Thomas More

FAMILY MEMBERS OF SAINTS

  • Parents of St. Therese, the Little Flower
  • Parents of St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Mother of St. Maria Goretti
  • Mother of John Bosco
  • Brother of St. Bernadette Soubirous.

STIGMATIST

  • Marie Rose Ferron

CORDBEARERS

  • St. Bernadette Soubirous
  • St. Benedict Joseph Labre, Patron Saint of Beggars
  • St. Francis deSales
  • St. Joseph Calasanz.

MUSICIANS

  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
  • Franz Lizst
  • Charles Gounod
  • Sebastian Temple.

POETS

  • Dante Alighieri, Coventry Patmore.

PAINTERS/SCULPTORS

  • Giotto di Bondone
  • Michaelangelo
  • John Cimabue
  • Bartholomew Murillo
  • Raphael

EXPLORERS

  • Christopher Columbus.

SCIENTISTS

  • Louis Pasteur
  • Andre & Marie Ampere
  • Michael Raraday.

LAITY

  • St. Joan of Arc
  • St. Roch of Montpellier, Patron Against Contagious Diseases
  • St. Catherine of Genoa, housewife.

HERMITS

  • St. Conrad of Piacenza.

PILGRIM BEGGAR

  • St. Ceferino.

BUSINESSMEN

  • Blessed Peter of Sienna, Comb manufacturer
  • Blessed Luchesio, merchant and dock worker
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