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.

A Message of Hope

 

Your prayers and support allow us share the Gospel’s Good News to those we serve around the world.

Thank you.

NEWS & BLOGS

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A Franciscan house

John and Colleen Gerke’s home is a Franciscan house of hospitality.

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Prayers on a plane

God tends to put us in the places where He needs us to do His work, and that’s exactly what happened when Fr. Charlie Smiech was traveling last month.

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Musical inspired by Solanus Casey premieres

Br. Al Mascia, OFM, reviews his premiere performance of, “More Love that Skill: a Saint and His Fiddle.”

 

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