Welcome to our Province website!
My brothers and sisters, may God give you peace! I’m happy to welcome you to our website on behalf of the Franciscan friars of St. John the Baptist
Eight hundred years ago our founder, St. Francis of Assisi, profoundly changed the world with his
message of peace, his concern for the poor and his love for all creation. Francis found much joy in
living the Gospel, and in his day inspired thousands of men and women to follow in the footsteps of
Jesus. In today’s troubled times, Franciscans continue to share the good news of God’s
love in ways that we hope will inspire people of our time.
On this website you will learn how you can respond to current issues in a Franciscan spirit, how you
can help support our ministries and mission, and how you can join us by becoming a Franciscan.
Thank you for visiting us. I wish you God’s blessings.
Jeff Scheeler, OFM