The Big List
This page includes every link gathered on the Digital Franciscans site in alphabetical order as well as a search box to help you find the specific link you are looking for.
- 2016 Secular Franciscan Quinquennial Congress
Official website for the 2016 Secular Franciscan Quinquennial Congress taking place in St. Louis June 30th to July 4th 2016.
- A Follower of Francis
"These are the reflections of a Secular Franciscan. I look not only at my own spiritual journey, but also at issues of life, economic and social justice, morality, the arts, and more through the lens of Franciscan Spirituality."
- a minor friar blog
The rants and rambles of a brother in Christ, hopefully in the tradition of Francis and Clare.
- A Subconscious Knows No Negatives
Franciscan Reflections For a World Grown Cold.
- Academy of American Franciscan History
The Academy is a research institute affiliated with the Franciscan School of Theology at the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA. The Academy is dedicated to the encouragement of the study of the Franciscan Order in the Americas.
- Acting Franciscan
A Blog of the Franciscan Action Network
- All Good Things Gift Shop (Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania Ohio)
Original cards, prints, ceramics, handmade prayer pillows, soaps and lotions from the Sisters of St. Francis, and global fair-trade items.
- An Ambassador for Christ
This is a blog dedicated to the God of Love, the Love of God, and to theology, philosophy, life, and the pilgrimage of faith. By Fr. Christopher Gaffrey, ofm, a Franciscan Friar with the Province of the Immaculate Conception.
- Animate Peace
Animate Peace is about creating a culture of peace and compassion. It is designed to teach you how to be in any situation. It moves you away from harsh judgment, blaming and getting lost inside the problem; especially when there are strong feelings...
- Assisi Webcam
Overview of Assisi showing off the mountains and skyline, with user controls giving the ability to pan, tilt, and zoom around the area.
"The guide of Assisi by the pilgrim, the tourist, the traveller."
- Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities
The mission of the AFCU, institutions characterized by Franciscan values, is to support the members’ mission of Catholic higher education by:providing a forum for dialog;fostering and facilitating collaboration among members.
- Assumption BVM Province of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM)
A Roman/Byzantine Catholic Community of Religious Men Following St. Francis of Assisi
- ATS pro Terra Sancta
The Association pro Terra Sancta is the nonprofit, nongovernmental organization (NGO) of the Custody of the Holy Land with offices in Jerusalem, Rome and Milan. The President of ATS Pro Terra Sancta is the Custos of the Holy Land.
- Auspicato Concessum – On Saint Francis of Assisi, by Pope Leo XIII, 17 September 1882
- Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Consolation (Carey, OH)
- Be a Franciscan
News and views from the Franciscan Vocation Ministry of Holy Name Province.
- Beads of Joy
This is a place where the "Rosary-Man-Jim" gets to blog each day about either the days gospel, or other gospel or scriptual related Rosary reflections topics.
- Beauty for Ashes
My journey thru life as a Roman Catholic and a burgeoning Secular Franciscan (kind of).
- Bishop Don's Blog
Blog of Bishop Don Lippert, OFM Cap., bishop of the Diocese of Mendi, comprising the provinces of the Southern Highlands and Hela in Papua New Guinea.
- Blessed Junipero Serra Secular Franciscan Regional Fraternity
Welcome to the Website for the Secular Franciscans of Northern and Central California and Northern Nevada
- Blessed Pope John XXIII - Meditation for the Feast Saint Francis of Assisi
- Breaking In The Habit
Reflections of a Friar in Training
- Breathing With Both Lungs
Br. Tom Forde OFM Cap. I am a Capuchin Franciscan since 1989 (I made final vows in 1995, ordained in 1999; Deo Gratias!). Having spent twelve years in Coolmine Community School, Blanchardstown I was transferred to Cork.
- Brother Bread Sister Poverty
We make bread and stews in our Bread Bus And try to serve people something for the belly and something for the soul.
- Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis Region |
Welcome to the regional website for the Secular Franciscan Order in the southeast United States. The Brothers and Sisters of St. Francis Fraternity is one of 30 regional fraternities throughout the United States and is organized into 32 local fraternities
- BSP Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St Francis, Catholic Association
The Brothers and Sisters of Penance of St. Francis is a private Association of the Catholic Church whose members strive to model their lives according to the Rule and Statutes of the Primitive Rule of the Third Order of St. Francis
- Calendar of Franciscan Saints and Blesseds
- Call To Holiness
Writings from a Catholic in Virginia
- Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Stigmata
Inspired by the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we the Capuchin Franciscan Friars of the Province of the Stigmata joyfully observe a life of simplicity, guided by comptemplative prayer and brotherhood.
- Capuchin Franciscans - Ireland
Capuchin Franciscan Friars have been ministering in Ireland, as ‘Brothers of the People’ for 400 years. On this website you can find information about where we are, who we are and how to get in touch.
- Capuchin Franciscans - Province of St. Mary
The needs of the poor and the demands of justice shape our every ministerial endeavor. We attempt to promote the equality of all people within our fraternity, in the churches dedicated to the gospel of Christ and in the larger world.
- Capuchin Franciscans -- Province of St. Conrad
Also called the “Province of Mid-America,” was established in 1977. The province serves the people of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, and most of Illinois, as well as missions in Puerto Rico and Papua, New Guinea, and Mexico.
- Capuchin Franciscans Province of St. Mary
Here in the Northeast United States, the Province of St. Mary serves through any number of institutions dedicated to the service of real human needs and the proclamation of God's love.
- Capuchin Franciscans Western America Province
The friars of the Western America Province seek to serve Christ in a variety of ministries throughout California and Northern Mexico and to be a joyful presence of hope and salvation to all, especially to those most in need.
- Capuchin Friars - Province of St. Augustine
Serving in the District of Columbia, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and Papua New Guinea.
- Capuchin Retreat
Located on 95 park-like acres of gentle meadows and quiet woodland in Macomb County, Michigan, Capuchin Retreat is a Catholic Franciscan spirituality and retreat center which will renew your peace of mind.
- Capuchin Soup Kitchen (Detroit, MI)
A ministry of the Capuchin Province of St Joseph. Inspired by St. Francis of Assisi, we tend to people’s basic needs, especially the need for food. We also stimulate minds, nourish spirits, and attempt to address root causes of social injustice.
- Capuchins Justice Peace and Ecology
This blog serves as exchange forum to all Capuchins engaged for the poor and marginalised. It will also deal with issues of ecology. You will find materials to download and links to interesting websites.
- Catholic Climate Covenant
The Catholic Climate Covenant works with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to share the Church's authentic teaching on climate change.
- Catholic Underground NYC
Catholic Underground©, a.k.a. CU, is a cultural apostolate of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
- Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program (Pittsburgh, PA)
Change A Heart Franciscan Volunteer Program is a 12-month service experience that empowers young adults to live simply in community while serving a vulnerable population.
- Chapel of Our Savior (Brockton, MA)
The Chapel of Our Savior is one of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement’s little treasures. Located on the Westgate Mall in Brockton, MA, the Chapel has been ministering to people in the area for over 50 years.
- Companions of St. Anthony | Conventual Franciscan Friars of the Saint Anthony Province, USA
The Companions of St. Anthony is an evangelization and fundraising ministry of the St. Anthony of Padua Province of the Conventual Franciscan Friars. Founded in 1991, the Companions of St. Anthony publish brochures, books, CDs and DVDs on many topics.
- Conventual Franciscan Friars - Province of Our Lady of Consolation
The Conventual Friars of Our Lady of Consolation Province serve throughout a wide swath of the United States stretching from northern Ohio and central Minnesota, down through Indiana and Kentucky, and into the southwest in Texas and New Mexico.
- Conventual Franciscans
The Conventual Franciscans are one of the three branches of the First Order of St. Francis. The word Conventual is derived from the Latin convenire, “to come together”; hence we live together in “convents” or friaries.
- Conventual Franciscans of California (St. Joseph of Cupertino Province)
Established on September 23, 1981. We serve in the Dioceses of Monterey, Oakland, Reno, and the Archdioceses of Los Angeles and San Francisco. We minister at parishes, hospitals, prisons and high schools.
- Croatian Franciscan Custody
We have been chosen by God to live our Christian calling in Franciscan fraternity, simplicity and prayerfulness. We share this charism with the Croatian immigrants, their descendants and all others in whose lives we share through the generosity of God.
- Curia OFMConv - The Order of Friars Minor Conventual
A religious community founded by St. Francis of Assisi under the name of Friars Minor. From its earliest times the word conventual was added to this name. The members of the Order are called Friars Minor Conventual.
- Dating God
Franciscan Spirituality for the 21st Century
- Divine Mercy Regional SFO Fraternity (Lower Michigan and Toledo, Ohio)
- Divine Mercy Secular Franciscan Fraternity (Vero Beach, Florida)
- Doorway to Solanus Casey
We invite you to learn more about this remarkable man of God. Whether you wish to spread the word or make a pilgrimage to the center, we invite you to discover the holiness of Father Solanus.
- English Speaking Conference - Order of Friars Minor
One of 14 Conferences of the Franciscan Order made up of Provinces in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Malta and Lithuania dedicated to the promotion of unity, coordination and collaboration in their Franciscan life and mission.
- Father Solanus Casey Regional SFO Fraternity (Parts of NY, MA, RI, and CT)
- Five Franciscan Martyrs Regional SFO Fraternity (Florida, South Georgia and Lower Alabama)
- Fr. Benedetto Lino: A Specific Vocation for a Particular Mission
Dearest brothers and sisters, just think of the decisive influence we could have for changing the world if all the 500,000 Secular Franciscans, scattered around the world in some 111 countries, lived their vocation to the full.
- Francesco Productions
Francesco Productions is a non-profit organization serving the poor and transforming culture.
- francis and clare
30-Second Franciscan Retreats by Julie McElmurry, Director, Franciscan Passages
- Franciscan Action Network
Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, FAN is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights.
- Franciscan Brothers of Peace (Saint Paul, MN)
We are a growing, strongly Pro-Life Religious Brotherhood dedicated to giving our lives for love of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church.
- Franciscan Center - Tampa, Florida
The Franciscan Center offers an environment of peace, simplicity and hospitality for all those seeking spiritual renewal. We welcome people from all faiths to come and find acceptance, peace and healing and to listen to God amidst the beauty of creation.
- Franciscan Center for Service & Advocacy at Siena College
The Franciscan Center for Service and Advocacy calls the Siena College community to look beyond the boundaries of our campus in order to see how we may respond to the demands of justice that arise in our local area, our nation, and throughout the world.
- Franciscan Charities (Newark, NJ)
Franciscan Charities operates St. Ann's Soup Kitchen, a food pantry and many other critical social service programs for the poor.
- Franciscan Family Apostolate
Begun in 1971, the focus of the FFA today is to alleviate poverty by providing financial support and assistance to needy individuals and families through sponsorship and other outreach programs and related activities.
- Franciscan Family Farms (Chaffee, MO)
We are dedicated to providing healthy, clean, and transparent local food - all with great love for God's creation.
- Franciscan Family of Greensboro (Grensboro, NC)
The Franciscan Family of Greensboro (FFG) is a Fraternity within the Secular Franciscan Order.
- Franciscan Federation (Third Order Regular)
"The Mission of the Franciscan Federation is to promote the exploration and study of Franciscan Evangelical Life and its implications for these times and for our world. The Federation provides national and regional opportunities to collaborate, gather..."
- Franciscan Focus
Just a simple blog of a Secular Franciscan trying to live life with a Franciscan focus.
- Franciscan Footprints
Blog of the Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (East Peoria, Illinois)
- Franciscan Friars - Province of St. John the Baptist in Cincinnati, Ohio
A Franciscan brotherhood inspired by the 13th-century example of St. Francis of Assisi. 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.
- Franciscan Friars - Third Order Regular - Province of the Immaculate Conception
Over our 80 plus years we have served in a wide range of ministries: in schools educating or leading students from ignorance to wider perspectives; in parishes building community and assisting immigrants to take their rightful place in society.
- Franciscan Friars of the Atonement
Working for the At-one-ment of all.
- Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
Started in the South Bronx. The primary mission of our community is a wholehearted embracing of Jesus Christ and our Holy Father St. Francis.
- Franciscan friars of the Saint Barbara Province
We are a community of about 200 Franciscan Friars living in the Western U.S., proclaiming God's love as messengers of the Gospel
- Franciscan Friars of the United States of America
We are over 1,000 friars - members of the Order of Friars Minor - living and ministering as brothers in seven Provinces across the United States.
- Franciscan Friars of Western Canada - Province of Christ the King
The Friars have been working in Western Canada since 1908 and have Friaries located in British Columbia, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
- Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
The Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition was established in 2001 by the English-Speaking Conference of the OFM to promote a contemporary retrieval of the distinctive theological and spiritual vision that animates the Franciscan movement.
- Franciscan International Study Centre
We are a place of Franciscan Christian culture and learning, catering to an international religious and lay student body, teaching theology and Franciscan Studies at undergraduate, graduate and research degree level.
- Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate
The Franciscan Interprovincial Novitiate is more than just a place. It is where men from all over North America come to further their discernment process in becoming a Franciscan Friar, in the service of the people of God.
- Franciscan Life
My blog describes my life as a Sister of St. Francis, talks about some of my interests, and shares views on justice issues.
- Franciscan Media
Franciscan Media seeks to help Christians grow closer to God by creating inspiring and innovative products in the spirit of St. Francis, meeting individuals where they are on their personal faith journeys.
- Franciscan Media Center
The goal of the FMC is to communicate the Holy Land through pictures, giving a voice and a visibility to the Mother Church of Jerusalem, to the local Christians, and to the holy places, with a particular emphasis on the Franciscan presence.
- Franciscan Mission Associates (FMA)
A spiritually based organization with worldwide mission-helping undertakings. It promotes information about and interest in the missionaries and their people - particularly in the Franciscan Missions of Central America.
- Franciscan Mission Service
As an international lay Franciscan mission program in North America, Franciscan Mission Service helps Catholics prepare to serve on two-year international, one-year domestic and 1-2 week short-term mission opportunities.
- Franciscan Mission Service's Blog
Great reflections and resources on mission and the Franciscan charism.
- Franciscan Mission Service: Franciscan Friday: The Franciscan Family Tree
Explaining the Franciscan "family tree" is no easy feat. The simple man from Assisi inspired and attracted so many people to his Gospel-driven lifestyle over the centuries, and each person has found (or created) his or her own place in the vast movement.
- Franciscan Missionaries of the Eternal Word
A Public Clerical Association of the Faithful, located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama. They were founded in 1987 by Mother Angelica, who also founded the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN).
- Franciscan Monastery (FranciscanMon) on Twitter
The Franciscan Monastery in DC fulfills the Custody's 800-year mission of care for the Holy Land through education, vocations, pilgrimages & pastoral ministry.
- Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
An Oasis of Peace. Sustains this 800-year mission of the Franciscan Friars in the Holy Land through education, fundraising, recruiting vocations, promoting pilgrimages and providing pastoral ministry locally to religious and lay Catholics.
- Franciscan Mystery Players
The Franciscan Mystery Plays are dramatic multimedia presentations of five powerful living meditations.
- Franciscan Outreach
In the spirit of Francis of Assisi, the volunteers, staff, and donors of the Franciscan Outreach serve the needs of the poor in Chicago.
- Franciscan Passages
Retreats and Presentations on the writings of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare of Assisi We travel to you. We accept nearly every invitation offered.
- Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs
Franciscan Pilgrimage Programs, Inc. has provided high quality, accurate, and spiritually motivated pilgrimages to the Franciscan family for forty years.
- Franciscan Province of the Sacred Heart
Our mission is to permeate our society with Gospel values. We are to be instruments of change and heralds of peace in a broken world, serving all people, especially the poor and marginalized, through reconciliation and healing.
- Franciscan Quote of the Day
"Writings that resonate with my ongoing Franciscan formation."
- Franciscan Renewal Center (Scottsdale, AZ)
Peace. Renewal. Good.
- Franciscan Resources
Providing the necessary information and material for formation, on-going formation and spiritual growth within the Secular Franciscan Order and the Franciscan Community. A Secular Franciscan Apostolate - Serving the Franciscan community since 1988.
- Franciscan School of Theology
The mission of the school is to prepare candidates for professional ministry in the Roman Catholic Church, for careers in theological education, and to provide opportunities for enhancing knowledge of Christian faith and the practice of ministry.
- Franciscan Service Network
Franciscan Service Network is a network of Franciscan-based service programs across the United States and the world. Each of us offer opportunities for service to the poor and marginalized modeled after the lives of Saints Francis and Clare.
- Franciscan Sisters of Allegany
We, the Franciscan Sisters of Allegany, embrace a stance of cordial welcoming, attentive listening, and dialogue as we respond to the signs of the times, through the lens of our Franciscan charism and spirituality.
- Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Our Franciscan Sisters’ vocation, calling and charism is serving as Catholic consecrated women religious. God called us to serve in rewarding ministries of Catholic Health Care, Education and parishes in rural and urban communities.
- Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Catholic women religious in service to the world that needs us, living our vocation in a variety of rewarding ministries. We respond to God's call to serve as Franciscan Sisters in Catholic Education, health care, parishes, urban and rural communities.
- Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration ( FSPA )
We are Catholic sisters who, together with our affiliates and prayer partners, are engaged in furthering the work of the Catholic Church and the Gospel. We work in the United States and internationally in varied ministries.
- Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart
Religious women consecrated to Christ and the Church by taking the vows of poverty, celibacy and obedience. Our community does a variety of ministries. Our co-founder, Fr. Berger, told us that we were simply to “do the works of neighborly love.”
- Franciscan Spiritual Center (Aston, PA)
The Franciscan Spirit Center was founded in April, 1997. It is a ministry sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia. Rooted in Gospel Values and in the prophetic spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi.
- Franciscan Spiritual Center (Milwaukie, OR)
A place of beauty and contemplation, A place to renew one’s spirit, to see with new eyes, A place to learn and connect, A place to rest The Franciscan Spiritual Center in Milwaukie, OR is the place where you will find all of this and more.
- Franciscan University of Steubenville
Franciscan University follows the example of St. Francis of Assisi in finding its identity at the heart of the Catholic Church.
- Franciscan Videos
SFO Quinquennial 2012 DVDs as well as the Forming the Formators DVD Set.
- Franciscan Vocation Office | Immaculate Conception Province OFM - Franciscan Friars
Immaculate Conception Province is part of the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly called The Franciscans, a Roman Catholic religious community founded by St. Francis of Assisi over 800 years ago.
- Franciscan Wonderings
The purpose of this blog is to share the montly formation talks given by the professed members of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina OFS Fraternity with our fellow Franciscans and those who love Saint Francis of Assisi.
- Franciscan Works (Chicago, IL and Liberia)
Franciscan Works is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty for children in developing countries through education rooted in Gospel values.
Held together by the grace of God, coffee and crazy glue.
- Franciscans International
Franciscans International (FI) works at the United Nations (UN) to address human rights injustices that impact on the poor and most vulnerable. FI is a non-governmental organisation with UN General Consultative Status.
- FRANCISCANS NETWORK
In the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, Franciscans Network supports Franciscans and other men and women who work to promote and protect human rights throughout the world.
The mission of FrancisCorps is Gospel Service. As brothers and sisters to those “in need”, FrancisCorps volunteers share their gifts and talents in a year-long, faith based community in the spirit of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi.
- Frater, Quo Vadis?
I have decided to take "Domine, quo vadis" as a guide to my own discernemnt. I ask, "Lord, where are you going?" I pray and hope to know God's will in my life, so that I may simply follow Him where He leads me.
- Fraternidade São Francisco de Assis (Natal-RN, Brasil)
Blog destinado à espiritualidade franciscana e divulgação das atividades da Fraternidade OFS São Francisco de Assis, em Natal-RN-Brasil.
- Friar Rick's Blog
Reflections on how life and faith come together. I am a Conventual Franciscan Friar and pastor of the Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure in Toronto.
the musings of a Franciscan friar…
- friartruck | Franciscan vocation from truck to Gospel
Blog of John Bamman, Conventual Franciscan Friar. This beggar of fortune and seeker of eternal treasures capured this friar's heart and pulled him from the driver's seat to a community of Franciscans who inspire the love of God.
- Gerard Straub's Blog
Gerard Thomas Straub is a documentary filmmaker and an award-winning author of six books, including a novel. Gerry’s critically acclaimed book The Sun and Moon Over Assisi, which offers inspirational reflections on St. Francis of Assisi and St. Clare.
- Habitually Speaking
Sister Monica Martin. I began this blog during the very first week I entered the convent as a postulant in August 2009. I am now a temporary professed Sister.
- Heleni Pedersoli's Web Page
Here you will find some information about me, about my life as a librarian, a Secular Franciscan, about my communities, my family, and my interests in art, literature, music and religion.
- Holy Cross Fraternity (Lansford, PA)
Secular Franciscans - Following Jesus Christ by following Saint Francis, Saint Clare and the Franciscan Way!
- Holy Dormition Byzantine Franciscan Friary
- Holy Dormition Secular Franciscan Fraternity (Sybertsville, Pa.)
Founded in the late 1940’s and today consists of approximately 35 permanently professed members. The fraternity meets on the first Sunday of each month at 2PM.
- Holy Name Province of the Order of Friars Minor
With more than 300 men serving the people of God in a wide variety of settings — colleges, parishes, urban ministry centers and diverse social ministries along the East Coast as well as in overseas missions.
- Immaculata Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Arlington, TX)
We meet the 3rd Friday of each month from 7:00 until 9:00 PM at Most Blessed Sacrament Parish in Arlington, Texas.
- Immaculate Conception Fraternity (Jonesboro, GA)
We are to observe the gospel of Jesus Christ in the example of St. Francis of Assisi by practicing Franciscan Spirituality, seeking ongoing formation, ministering and being present to each other in fraternit y , and serving each other, our Church, and ...
- Irish Capuchins Overseas Missions
At present Irish friars are working in the following overseas areas: South Africa (since 1929), Zambia (since 1931), New Zealand (since 1985), Korea (since 1985) and in the Western American Province (from 1910).
- Jennifer Kiley (jenkileyofs) on Twitter
- Just a Brother
Informative. Thought-provoking. Incisive. These are just a few of the words that will not be used to describe the blog of the General Definitor for the North American-Pacific Capuchin Conference.
- Kissing the Leper
Acknowledging the perfect joy of suffering in Christ, but having a little fun along the way.
- Korban Corner
Korban Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order
- Lady Poverty Region - Secular Franciscan Order - Pittsburgh, PA
Established, on October 23rd, 1994, the Lady Poverty Region serves the geographic area north as far as Waterford, PA, south as far as Charleston, WV, west as far as Steubenville, OH, and east as far as Altoona, PA.
- Le Jongleur de Dieu (Catholic Information Network)
From St Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton
- Little Portion Hermitage
"Founded for the glory of God and inspired by the example of St Francis of Assisi, Little Portion Hermitage is a place of Christ-centered solitude, sacred silence, and intercessory prayer. We believe and profess all that the holy Catholic Church ..."
- Live Web Cam - The Crypt of Saint Francis
In this moment you are in the heart of the Franciscans, on the tomb of St. Francis.
- Living Stones
Blog of The Glory of the Most High Local Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Rochester, NY)
National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe
- Messy Jesus Business
Sister Julia Walsh, FSPA (Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration) and her Christian friends contemplate the challenge of really living the Gospel when Christianity has become too fluffy and watered down.
- Mind Journeys
Learning to think as a Franciscan.
- Mind Journeys
Learning to think as a Franciscan
- Mira Circa Nos
The Bull of Pope Gregory IX canonizing St. Francis of Assisi: July 16, 1228
- Mother Cabrini Region
Encompassing the dioceses of Chicago, Joliet, and Rockford in Illinois, the Mother Cabrini Regional Fraternity is one of 30 regional fraternities of the Secular Franciscan Order (Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis, OFS) in the USA.
- Mount Alvernia Retreat Center
A ministry of the Franciscan Friars of the N.Y. Province of the Immaculate Conception. The Center conducts and hosts spiritual programs for persons of all faiths, although its major focus is Roman Catholic spirituality.
- Mount La Verna Fraternity (Charlottesville, VA)
Mount La Verna Fraternity serves the Charlottesville Virginia area, and is in the St. Margaret of Cortona Region of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order-USA
- Mount Saint Sepulchre Fraternity (Washington, DC)
The Mount Saint Sepulchre Fraternity is a local fraternity based at the Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC. This fraternity was founded in the early 1900s. Meetings are held the third Sunday of each month except for June and December.
- Mt. Irenaeus Franciscan Mountain Retreat
Our community is rooted in the Franciscan tradition. We are committed to simple, joyful, healing communion with God and all creation through contemplation and the communal experience of God's justice, love and peace in contemporary everyday life.
- Musings of a Mendicant
Habitus non facit monachum
- NAFRA Formation Commission
Web page of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order's Formation Commission. Lots of useful resources for OFS initial and ongoing formation.
- National Fraternity of Great Britain
- National Shrine of Saint Francis of Assisi
The 5th holiest site in the Catholic world. Located in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach District.
- Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies
The Neumann Institute for Franciscan Studies exists to strengthen the vision and charism of Francis and Clare of Assisi within a context of contemporary experiences in higher education.
- OFM Province of San Pedro Bautista (Philippines)
Our charism is the following of Jesus Christ by living the Gospel in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi. Journeying with all towards a new heaven and a new earth, we envision a family in love, justice, peace and fullness of life under the Triune God...
- OH……….. FRANCESCO
The meditations and reflections of a Secular Franciscan in the 3rd Millennium.
- Oldenburg Franciscan Center (Oldenburg, Indiana)
Retreats, Spiritual Direction, Counseling. Rooted in the Gospel, our retreat ministry provides a nurturing environment and resources for all who seek to grow in relationship with God.
- Order of Friars Minor | Ordo Fratrum Minorum
The OFM is composed of friars, who are incorporated in Provinces and Custodies and governed by the Minister General with his Council. The Rule of the Friars Minor confirmed by Pope Honorius III is the basis of the life and the laws of the Order.
- Order of Lutheran Franciscans
The OLF is a religious community of vowed Lutheran friars and sisters, dedicated to Christ and the rebuilding of his Church.
- Order of the Capuchin Friars Minor
The Capuchins are the youngest branch, going back to 1525, when some Friars Minor in the Marches wanted to live a stricter life of prayer and poverty to be closer to the original intentions of St. Francis.
- Our Lady of Indiana Regional Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order
The Regional Fraternity of Our Lady of Indiana is officially established by the National Fraternity in the given geographical area of the State of Indiana.
- Our Lady of the Angels Province, USA | Order of Friars Minor Conventual
We Franciscan Friars of Our Lady of the Angels Province, Order of Friars Minor Conventual are members of a worldwide Roman Catholic fraternity (Religious Men) who follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of our founder, St. Francis of Assisi
- Our Lady of the Pearl Secular Franciscan Fraternity (Pearlington, Mississippi)
Our Lady of the Pearl is a Secular Franciscan Fraternity, meeting in Pearlington, Mississippi. It was canonically established on August 23, 2008, at St. Joseph Chapel.
- Our Lady of the Rockies Region - OFS
Facebook Page - "The regional fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Montana and Northern Wyoming.If you want to know more about us please check out our website at olrr.org"
- Our Lady of the Rockies Regional Fraternity
Webpage of Secular Franciscans in Montana & Northern Wyoming
- Our Lady's Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Bedford, MA)
We are part of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Region of the National Fraternity USA of the worldwide Secular Franciscan Order. Our Lady’s Fraternity meets monthly at St. Michaels Parish in Bedford, MA.
- Our Mother of Sorrows OFS Fraternity (Grand Rapids, MI)
Our Mother of Sorrows OFS is a Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order meeting in Grand Rapids, MI. We gather as community generally every last Wednesday of the month at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish.
- People of Peace Fraternity (Indianapolis, IN)
The blog ministry of the People of Peace SFO fraternity.
- Poor Clares of New York
The sisters carry out day by day the way of life begun more than seven centuries ago by Clare’s first Sisters. Following the spirit of fidelity to the Church which was bequeathed to them by Francis and Clare.
- Portiuncula Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Bradenton, Florida)
- Portiuncula: the Little Portion
The Portiuncula, located in the Diocese of Steubenville, is home to the Franciscan Lay Apostolate. We are humbly committed to imitating the Gospel life of Christ, and observing the Sacraments.
- Province of the Immaculate Conception
Since 1855 Franciscan friars of Immaculate Conception Province have ministered to God’s people throughout the eastern seaboard; in Toronto, Canada, and in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador in Central America.
- Reflections from the Center
A collection of peaceful prayer meditations from voices in our community.
- Reflections of a Secular Franciscan
Reflections about Our Lord, St Francis and Life.
- Rough Drafts….
A retired teacher and Secular Franciscan living in a (very) rural part of Nebraska.
- Sacred Heart Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Hampton Roads Virginia area)
Lay men and women from throughout the Hampton Roads Virginia area who follow Christ in the footsteps of Saint Francis. Our Fraternity includes members from Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, Norfolk, Suffolk, and Chesapeake.
- Saint Anthony of Padua Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Pensacola/Milton, FL)
- Saint Francis Seraph Parish
a Roman Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, established by the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. John the Baptist in 1859, welcomes all people.
- San Damiano Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Sun City Center, FL)
- Sandal Tracks to Paradise
The musings of a Secular Franciscan who is following imperfectly the surer footsteps of St. Francis to and through Christ as a pilgrim through this world. Listen! The King is coming!
- Santa Angela Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (San Angelo, Texas)
- Scattering Seeds
The Office of Preaching & Evangelization for the Capuchin Franciscans of the St. Joseph Province
- School Sisters of St. Francis
An international community of Catholic sisters who unite with others to build a just and peaceful world. Founded in 1874, we now have more than 1,000 sisters, associates, staff, donors and volunteers.
- Secular Franciscan Order Oceania Region
- Secular Franciscan Q & A
Maintained by Our Lady of Indiana Regional SFO Fraternity
- Secular Franciscan Q & A
- Secular Franciscan Rule in Card Format
Downloadable print file andinstructions. Cards can be used to display one SFO Rule at a time using a small easel, photo frame, or document clip (photos demonstrating some ideas on page). Use on desk, bureau, kitchen counter, beds-side table, etc.
- Secular Franciscans Ireland
- Secular Franciscans of Long Beach Island, NJ
We are the Secular Franciscans from the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, based at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Brant Beach, on Long Beach Island, in New Jersey.
- Secular Franciscans San Luis Rey Fraternity
The San Luis Rey Secular Franciscan fraternity meets each month at Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA.
We are a free website platform and management system run by Secular Franciscans to improve the online presence of Secular Franciscan Fraternities worldwide.
- Sierra Vista Sister-Franciscan
Sister Carol Seidl, OSF. I am a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity serving at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish. Read about my experiences of being one of the first Catholic Sisters in this area.
- Sisters of St. Francis (Clinton, Iowa)
We Clinton Franciscans, in the spirit of Saint Francis and Saint Clare, are called to contemplation and continual conversion and sent as instruments of God's peace. . .
- Sisters of St. Francis (Oldenburg, IN)
We, the Sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, Oldenburg, are women of prayer, committed to the Gospel values as lived by St. Francis and Mother Theresa Hackelmeier. From our life in community we are sent to extend the mission of Jesus...
- Sisters of St. Francis (Sylvania, Ohio)
The Sisters of St. Francis are Third Order Regular Franciscans, living in community as vowed religious according to the spirit and example of Francis of Assisi.
- Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross (Green Bay, WI)
As Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross we are rooted in the Cross, Word, and Eucharist. We value simplicity, hospitality, and prayer. Guided by our vision to further the Reign of God, we compassionately respond to the needs of our times.
- Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George (Alton, IL)
Animated by the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi, the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George is a Roman Catholic community of women religious founded by Mother M. Anselma Bopp in Thuine, Germany.
- Sisters of St. Francis, Tiffin, Ohio
Catholic women drawn by an insatiable hunger for God, who desire to live according to the gospel and to spend our lives extending the reign of God. Inspired by the lives of Sts. Francis and Clare of Assisi.
- St. Anthony Fraternity, SFO (Indian River, MI)
- St. Anthony Messenger
St. Anthony Messenger is America's best-selling Catholic magazine, published each month by the Franciscan Friars of St. John the Baptist Province, Cincinnati, Ohio. Your subscription supports the mission of this Franciscan order, founded by St. Francis
- St. Anthony of Padua Fraternity (St. Petersburg Florida)
The Official Facebook home for the St. Anthony of Padua Fraternity Order of Franciscan Secular located in St. Petersburg Florida.
- St. Anthony of Padua Fraternity-Boynton Beach, FL OFS
We are located in Boynton Beach, FL (Palm Beach County) and meet at St. Mark Church Parish, St. Anthony Meeting Room in the St. Francis Center on the third Sunday each month.
- St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center
St. Anthony Shrine & Ministry Center, the “Church on Arch Street,” is a center for Roman Catholic ministry in Boston, Mass., staffed by the Franciscan friars of Holy Name Province.
- St. Anthony Shrine (Cincinnati, OH)
“Mt. Airy” is the familiar name for the National Shrine of St. Anthony and Friary sitting on a hill above Cincinnati. The shrine had its start in the late 1880s, when Joseph and Elizabeth Nurre bought what was then a country estate for $18,000
- St. Bonaventure University
Founded 155 years ago in the interest of promoting Catholic-Franciscan education, the University continues to this day to pursue academic excellence through personalized attention that reflects the Franciscan tradition of valuing human relationships.
- St. Boniface Secular Franciscan Fraternity (Louisville, KY)
We meet the first Sunday of every month with the exception of it landing around the holidays or bad weather. We meet at 1: 30 pm in St. Martin of Tours parish hall.
- St. Clare Fraternity
St. Clare Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order is located in Portland, Oregon, USA. Our members come from Catholic parishes in Vancouver, Washington and the Portland Metro area, extending south to Salem, Oregon.
- St. Clare Retreat House
Sybertsville, Pennsylvania. A quiet refuge in the heart of the Nescopeck Mountains. We welcome you to take time away and be quiet with God, renewing your life and spirit amidst the God-given beauty of our grounds.
- St. Francis Fraternity (Easton, Pa.)
For over fifty years St Francis Fraternity comprised of lay Catholics, married and single, have followed a way of life or Rule instituted by St. Francis himself in 1221. Living the Gospel life as a member of the Secular Franciscan Order (OFS) can help you
- St. Francis Fraternity (Springfield, PA)
Local Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Springfield (Delaware County), Pennsylvania.
- St. Francis Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Hackensack, NJ)
Our fraternity was founded in 1926 as an Italian-speaking fraternity with the first three professions taking place in April of 1927. Today, we are a diverse community: young and old; women and men; English, Italian and Spanish-speaking.
- St. Francis House
For 29 years, we have welcomed poor and homeless men and women who fear that their best days are behind them. We provide services, support, and a glimpse of what their lives can become: productive, healthy, fulfilling.
- St. Francis Institute | Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph
The St. Francis Institute Milwaukee is a learning community for spiritual development and formation in the Franciscan tradition.
- St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity (Long Beach Island, NJ)
We are the Secular Franciscans from the St. Francis of Assisi Fraternity, based at St. Francis of Assisi parish in Brant Beach, on Long Beach Island, in New Jersey.
- St. Francis Retreat House
Retreat House, conference center, chapel, and Friary located in beautiful eastern Pennsylvania.
- St. Joseph Fraternity (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA)
A fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in northeastern Pennsylvania. Most of our individual service to the Church happens in the northeast part of the state as well. We gather in community on the third Sunday of each month.
- St. Joseph of Cupertino Fraternity (Ellicott City, Maryland)
St. Joseph of Cupertino fraternity serves the Central Maryland area, and is in the St. Margaret of Cortona Region of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order-USA
- St. Juliana Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (Chicago, Il.)
To observe the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ by following Saint Francis of Assisi, who made Christ the inspiration and center of his life.
- St. Mary of the Angels Fraternity (Rockville, MD)
This simple website is for members and guests of St. Mary of the Angels fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order.
- St. Paschal Baylon Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan (Wind Lake, WI)
Gathers the second Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. at St. Clare Church
- St. Pius X SFO Fraternity (Middletown, CT)
We meet on the 4th Monday of the month at 7:15 pm at St. Pius X Church on 310 Westfield Street in Middletown, CT.
- St. Thomas More Fraternity (Houston, TX)
Proclaiming the Catholic Faith and Sanctifying the Culture in a Franciscan Way. 1 of 3 Secular (Third Order) Franciscan fraternities in the Houston, TX metropolitan area.
- Stigmata of St. Francis Fraternity (Duluth, GA)
The fraternity currently meets once a month at the Catholic Church of St. Monica in Duluth, Georgia. Meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of the month from 2pm – 5pm.
- Taming the Wolf Institute
Making Peace One Heart at a Time. As a non-profit, our mission is to bring peace in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.
- Tau Fraternity | The Secular Franciscan Order in Northern Virginia
We are lay men and women from throughout the Herndon area learning to follow Christ in the footsteps of St. Francis. We are teachers, nurses, accountants, homemakers, lawyers, retirees, computer wizards, gardeners, parents, grandparents, children...
- Tau Publishing
As of today we have over 200 titles that we have published and work with more than 100 authors. Our published titles include a mix of new works and previously out of print books. Currently we are releasing 4-6 new books per month.
- The Assisi Project
Founded in 2008, the Assisi Project is an international fellowship of 'Franciscans in Spirit' with friends and followers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Africa.
- The Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph
a religious community of friars inspired by St Francis of Assisi. As Franciscans, we live and work with those who are in need of help… the poor, the disenfranchised, the needy. We serve God through the work we do...in the communities we serve.
- The Franciscan Archive
A WWW resource for information about St. Francis and the Religious Life he was inspired by Christ to found.
- The Franciscan Brothers Minor (Fort Wayne, Indiana)
The Franciscan Brothers Minor is a Religious Community of brothers observing the 1223 Rule of their Seraphic Father St. Francis of Assisi.
- The Franciscan Center (Baltimore, MD)
The mission of the Franciscan Center is to provide emergency assistance and supportive outreach to persons who are economically disadvantaged in an effort to assist them in realizing their self-worth and dignity as people of God.
- The Franciscan Experience
This course presents a basic introduction to Franciscan Studies for persons who are interested in a first approach to the charismatic figure of St. Francis of Assisi and his movement by Noel Muscat, OFM
- The Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
Search the foundational documents of the Franciscan tradition. We want users to move through the translations with relative ease, moving from page to page and from text to text. Those texts are also searchable.
- The Franciscan Spirituality Center
The Franciscan Spirituality Center is a sacred place of simplicity and hospitality for those seeking spiritual renewal, healing and deeper self-awareness.
- The Franciscans of Eastern Canada
The Canadian Franciscans have inherited a long-standing apostolic tradition, and evangelization is at the heart of their vocation and identity.
- The friends of St Francis
This is an open community of people who wish to follow Jesus Christ in the footsteps of St Francis of Assisi . Pax Et Bonum !!
- The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi by Candide Chalippe
Free ebook in various formates at Project Gutenberg
- The National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order (United States)
- The Origin and Original Text of the Peace Prayer of St. Francis
"The first appearance of the Peace Prayer occurred in France in 1912 in a small spiritual magazine called La Clochette (The Little Bell)."
- The Oshawa Ordinariate Secular Franciscan Blog (Oshawa, Ontario, Canada)
The Secular Franciscan Fraternity of St. Angela Merici Fraternity located in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada, Archdiocese of Toronto. Also associated with the Sodality of the Good Shepherd, a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter.
- The Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe
The Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Franciscan (OFM) Province of the Southwest United States of America. This includes the states of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas.
- The Rule Of The Secular Franciscan Order
- The Secular Franciscan Order - An Appropriate Lay Vocation
By Fr. Michael Higgins, TOR. The Church provides a means to visibly and vigorously participate in Christ's mission to invite every man and women into a deep and personal relationship with God.
- The Shrine of St. Anthony (Ellicott City, MD)
The Shrine of St. Anthony follows Canon Law as it proclaims the word of God, encourages liturgical life, especially through the celebration of Eucharist and penance, and by fostering approved forms of popular devotion.
- The Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia
We are a congregation of approximately 500 Catholic women religious who: choose a Gospel way of life, lived in community, are dedicated to serving others, especially those who are economically poor, marginal, and oppressed...
- The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis (Peoria, IL)
Our special purpose, our primary commitment, is to serve the sick and the poor with the greatest care and love and to not turn away anyone who comes to us for care.
- The St. Katharine Drexel Region of the Secular Franciscan Order
The Saint Katharine Drexel Region includes parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. There are currently 28 local fraternities in the region. We are under the patronage of St. Katharine Drexel, who was a Secular Franciscan.
- The Wandering Friar
Produced by Fr. John Anglin, OFM, this blog is a dimension of his ministry of preaching with the Franciscan Ministry of the Word as well as a means of letting friends and family know of his travels, etc.
- The Wandering Friar by Fr. John Anglin, OFM
A traveling Franciscan preacher looks at the Church through the stories of its members.
- The Way of the Soul's Desire
Blog of Ouida Tomlinson, OFS, a convert to Catholicism and a Secular Franciscan.
- Third Order, Society of Saint Francis - European Province Website
A worldwide Anglican Franciscan Religious Order of men and women, lay and ordained, married and single, young and old, and of various ethnic and educational backgrounds.
- Thoughts on the Gospel of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, For Members of the Secular Franciscan Order
This web site is dedicated to propagating the collection of monthly meditations and exhortations especially penned by Father Stephen Francis Sabbagh, OFM for the benefit and spiritual blessing of Secular Franciscans.
- Tired of all the Bad News
Fr. Bryan Shortall OFM Cap. While we can't deny the difficulites for so many people at home and overseas, it's important to take account of the positives, and to spread the Good News.
- Tom O.F.S.
I am Catholic, Conservative, Republican, and a Secular Franciscan.
- Troubadours of Peace Region of the Secular Franciscan Order
The Regional Fraternity of Troubadours of Peace is a union of all the local Fraternities officially established by the Directive Board of the National Fraternity in the given geographical area of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
- Webcam Town Square in Assisi
Panoramic view of Town Square with the Lion Fountain and Torre del Popolo.