The Pastoral Center
at Sacred Wandering
“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi
Compassionate & Caring
Walking in Francis’ Footsteps
The religious Order of Saints Francis and Clare is a national, canonically ecumenical order erected under the United American Catholic Church. Founded in 2003, the Order has been a faithful expression of the Franciscan charism, sharing with the Church and the world the Franciscan ideals of simplicity, purity, and obedience.
What is Independent Catholic?
You, like many others, are probably surprised to learn that there are “other” Catholic jurisdictions. Much like there are several branches of Episcopal churches (Anglican and non-Anglican), there are other branches of the Universal Church that have ties to traditions that predate Roman’s separation from the rest of the church.
~ As an all-inclusive community, we provide an affirming evangelical and sacramental presence to all in their diversity.
~ As servants to the people of God, we are called to ministries that are loving, inclusive, and justice bearing for the sake of God’s reign by ignoring artificial and man-made divisions among the human family.
In 2010, two wandering souls connected and unknowingly planned a whole-life wellness and retreat center focused on healing.
That vision is still alive and coming to fruition slowly, but surely!
As we move into our future, ever expanding our periphery, we continue to develop our vision of what Sacred Wandering will be!
Our 2021 -2022 comprehensive program and ministries review is finally finished.
As we begin moving forward with our mission and vision, we will rely on grants and other financial assistance to allow us to serve the community.
Learn more about how you, too, can help our vision for a comprehensive and integrative community center become reality!
Sacred Wandering, the Pastoral Center at Sacred Wandering, and Nuestra Señora del Camino work cooperatively to bring the teachings of love, forgiveness, and compassion to the community we serve in the tradition of Saints Francis and Clare with a strong emphasis on the true presence of our Christ in all our sacramental celebrations. We do not “do” worship; we live our sacramental traditions through service to the people of God through prayer, liturgy, and healing.
At the Pastoral Center, you will engage your own sacred journey of discovery in a safe and welcoming space and have lots of support and love as you wander your path to health and wellness.