Eric Michel Ministries International operates the Franciscan Abbey of Immanuel Communion of Love, a Third Order of Franciscans, which is a charter of the North American Continent Province of the ORDER OF FRANCISCANS OF THE EUCHARIST
WE PROCLAIM OUR EASTERN AND ROMAN CATHOLIC IDENTITY
The mission statement of the Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist is to minister to celibate and married [and/or widowed] Roman Catholic priests and laity by offering them a welcoming home, support, acceptance, affirmation of their marriages, and validation of their lives and ministries. It also supports efforts to restore married priesthood to the Roman Catholic Church.
Roman Catholic Religious Orders
Position of EMMI-FAICL in the orders
Christian monasticism - Mendicant orders - Cleric regular
Consecrated life (also known as religious life) is a state of life in the Catholic Church lived by those faithful who are called to follow Jesus Christ in a more exacting way. It includes those in institutes of consecrated life (religious and secular), societies of apostolic life, as well as those living as hermits or consecrated virgins/widows
A religious congregation is a type of religious institution in the Catholic Church. They are legally distinguished from religious orders – the other major type of religious institute – in that members take simple vows, whereas members of religious orders take solemn vows
The Fourth Council of the Lateran or Lateran IV was convoked by Pope Innocent III in April 1213 and opened at the Lateran Palace in Rome on 11 November 1215. Due to the great length of time between the council's convocation and its meeting, many bishops had the opportunity to attend this council, which is considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be the twelfth ecumenical council. The council addressed a number of issues, including the sacraments, the role of the laity, the treatment of heretics, and the organization of the church.
The Pope, who decided on a vast restructuring of the mendicant orders, wished to bring them all together under the direction of two major orders: the Order of Friars Minor and the Order of Preachers. Indeed, in 1215 the Fourth Lateran Council decided to end the proliferation of new mendicant orders and to group the existing ones under the two primary mendicant orders. In 1274 the Second Council of Lyon abolished all the mendicant orders that were founded after 1215, and only four mendicant orders remained: the Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Augustinians.
1st Order Franciscans Friars Minor
2sd Order Franciscans Poor Clares
3rd Order Franciscans (FAICL North American Continent Province Charters of The Order of Franciscans of the Eucharist)
1st Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel
2sd Order of Carmelite nuns
Third Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel,
1st Order of Saint Augustine mendicant Province of St. Joseph
2sd Order Augustinian nuns
Third Order of Saint Augustine
Third Order of Saint Augustine Recollects
Benedictines, founded in 529 by Saint Benedict at Monte Cassino, stresses manual labour in a self-sufficient monastery. They are an order of independent monastic communities.
Cluniacs, a Benedictine movement at its height c.950-c.1130
Camaldolese, founded c.1000 Saint Romuald of Ravenna.
Vallombrosans, founded c. 1038 by Saint Gualberto Visdomini.
Carthusians, also known as the Order of Saint Bruno, founded 1084 by Saint Bruno of Cologne. Open to both sexes; combines eremitical and cenobitic life.
Cistercians, also referred to as the Order of Saint Bernard, founded in 1098 by Saint Robert of Molesme.
Premonstratensians, also known as Norbertines, founded in 1120 by Saint Norbert of Xanten.
Paulines, founded in Hungary in 1225 by Blessed Eusebius.
Celestines, founded in 1244 and originally called Hermits of Saint Damiano, or Moronites (or Murronites). Became known as Celestines after their founder was elected Pope and took the name Celestine V.
Olivetans or the Order of Our Lady of Mount Olivet, founded in 1313 by Bernardo Tolomei (born Giovanni Tolomei) along with two of his friends from the noble families of Siena, Patrizio Patrizi and Ambrogio Piccolomini.
Bridgettines, founded in 1344 by Saint Bridget of Sweden.
Hieronymites, founded in Spain in 1364, by an eremitic community formally known as the Order of Saint Jerome.
Minims, officially known as the Order of Minims, founded in 1435 by Saint Francis of Paola.
Conceptionists, formally the Order of the Immaculate Conception, founded in 1484 by Saint Beatrice of Silva.
Turchine, formally the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation, founded in 1604 by Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata
Visitandines: the Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary is a Roman Catholic religious order for women. Members of the order are also known as the Salesian Sisters or as Visitation Sisters. The Order was founded in 1610 by Saint Francis de Sales and Saint Jane Frances de Chantal in Annecy, Haute-Savoie, France.
Trappists, began c. 1664.
Monastic Brothers and Monastic Sisters of Bethlehem, who practice Carthusian spirituality and who have been founded through the inspiration of a small group of French pilgrims on November 1, 1950, at St. Peter's Square, in the Vatican City, following the promulgation of the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven. The Monastic Sisters were founded in France, soon after, and the Monastic Brothers in 1976.
The other mendicant orders recognized by the Holy See
Trinitarians – Order of the Most Blessed Trinity, sometimes called the Red Friars, founded 1193.
Mercedarians – Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy, founded 1218; and after a reform Discalced Mercedarians.
Servites – Order of Servants of Mary, founded 1233 by the Seven Holy Men of Florence, Italy. The order was suppressed by the Second Council of Lyon in 1272, on the basis of the restrictions in the decree "Ne nimium" of 1215; the suppression was not fully enforced and was subsequently overturned by Pope Benedict XI in his Bull, "Dum levamus", of 11 February 1304.
Minims – Hermits of St. Francis of Paola, founded 1436.
Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of Saint John of God – founded in 1572 by Saint John of God for the care of the sick.
Order of the Poor Clerics Secular of the Mother of God of the Pious Schools (Piarist) - founded in 1617 by Saint Joseph Calasanz takes care of the education for the poor and little children.
Order of Bethlehemite Brothers, founded in Guatemala in 1653 and suppressed in 1820. They were refounded in 1984.
Clerics regular are clerics (mostly priests) who are members of a religious order under a rule of life (regular). Clerics regular differ from canons regular in that they devote themselves more to pastoral care, in place of an obligation to the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours in common, and have fewer observances in their rule of life.