WHO WE ARE

Living and proclaiming the Gospel is our goal. We do so as brothers to each other and to the world, living with and for the poor, promoting justice, peace and the care of creation, working with all women and men of good will and inviting them to share our Franciscan spirit. Facing our future with hope, we echo Francis of Assisi who said, “Let us begin again.”

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Become a Friar

Franciscans share the good news of God’s love with the world. Learn about the Franciscan way of life and the discernment process to become a friar.

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Justice & Peace

Franciscans today we work to bring about justice and peace, to end violence and war, poverty and oppression, and the destruction of our planet.

Who We Are

We serve the Catholic Church as brothers and priests, devoting our lives to the search for God in a communal life of poverty, prayer, and service to others.

The “Bleacher Brothers”

 

Fathers Casey Cole and Roberto “Tito” Serrano, the “Bleacher Brothers” hit the road in May for a road trip that will take them to every Major League Baseball stadium in the United States, where they will meet people where they are and invite them to return home to Jesus and His Church. In this video they visit Cincinnati.

NEWS & BLOGS

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Visit to Chicago

Fr. Frank Jasper visits the friars in temporary profession.

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The Jubilarians may surprise you

We asked our jubilarians to share something surprising about themselves that others, including their fellow friars, might not know.

 
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Pilgrimage reflections

Fr. Carl Langenderfer shares his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his Franciscan brothers.

 

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