As Secular Franciscans, we are part of a global community. The San Luis Rey Fraternity in Oceanside, CA is part of the 'St. Francis' Region that encompasses all of Southern California. The Regional Executive Council is led by our Regional Minister, Judith Mussatto, OFS. The Regional Newsletter is called 'The Joy of Francis,' evoking Francis's understanding of Perfect Joy. The newsletter contains recent updates from our Executive Council and from fraternities across Southern California. Back issues of 'The Joy of Francis' newsletter are available on the Regional Newsletter Archive.
Thousands of photos from Secular Franciscan events across Southern California reside in the St. Francis Region Event Archives. These images are provided and curated by Tuan Cao, OFS.
Mindful that they are bearers of peace which must be built up unceasingly, they should seek out ways of unity and fraternal harmony through dialogue, trusting in the presence of the divine seed in everyone and in the transforming power of love and pardon. Messengers of perfect joy in every circumstance, they should strive to bring joy and hope to others. From the Rule of the Secular Franciscan Order
The St. Francis Regional Council (2015 - 2018) (From left to right) Fr Stephen Gross, OFM Conv (Mentor to the Regional Spiritual Assistants), Patricia Dervish, OFS (Regional Newsletter), Wendy Trudy, OFS (Orange County District Liaison), Ben Soriano, OFS (Treasurer), Bill Mussatto, OFS (LA County Liaison & Regional Website), Sylvia Paoli, OFS (Regional Spiritual Assistant), Frank Miller, OFS (Regional Vice Minister), Lucy Ibarra, OFS (Regional Formation Director), Rock DeSpain, OFS (Regional Spiritual Assistant), Margarita Rodriguez, OFS (Regional Secretary), Armando Lomeli, OFS (Regional Spiritual Assistant), Judith Mussatto, OFS (Regional Minister), Anthony Tuan Cao, OFS (Regional Councilor & San Diego District Liaison). Not pictured: Rasa Youm, OFS (Regional Councilor).