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Covenant Companionship

  • Do you want to deepen your spiritual life?
  • Are you looking for support on the spiritual journey?
  • Are you drawn to the Franciscan way of life?
  • Are you seeking community as an expression of belonging?


Covenant Companionship is a non-canonical form of belonging to the Wheaton Franciscan Community through a public commitment.


The Way of Life of Covenant Companionship is

to share in and live out

the spirit and life

of the Wheaton Franciscan charism

within one’s own vocational call and lifestyle

so that together we might


peace, transformation, hope,  and healing in our world.


Covenant companions are a diverse group of women and men from a variety of backgrounds, vocational experiences, lifestyles, and religious traditions. Seriously pursuing growth in their spiritual journey, covenant companions choose to share their spiritual journey in the spirit of the Wheaton Franciscans.

The form of life of a covenant companion is to observe the Gospel, living in respect for all creation, in gratitude for God’s generous love, and in loving relationship with one another. Following the example of St Francis, St. Clare, and Mother Clara Pfaender, covenant companions are called to integrate the gospel in every aspect of their lives.

Covenant Companionship Values

Covenant Commitment