Young People Embrace Stewardship of Creation and Service to Others

Young People Embrace Stewardship of Creation and Service to Others

    Friar John Bamman is the vocation director for Our Lady of Consolation Province...

Cooking and Serving Soup Can Be a Spiritual Experience

Cooking and Serving Soup Can Be a Spiritual Experience

A number of Franciscan Conventual student friars in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam have taken on a...

Franciscan Reflects on What Joining a Religious Order Means

Franciscan Reflects on What Joining a Religious Order Means

Franciscan Friar Conventual Joseph Schenk has been involved in many social outreach ministries....

Franciscans in Rome Honor the Life and Work of Friar Donald Kos on His 80th Birthday

Franciscans in Rome Honor the Life and Work of Friar Donald Kos on His 80th Birthday

  Earlier this month, the Franciscan Friars Conventual celebrated a Mass at the Basilica...

New Mexico Retreat Will Introduce Retreatants to the Life of Francis of Assisi

New Mexico Retreat Will Introduce Retreatants to the Life of Francis of Assisi

Friar Tom Smith is the Franciscan Conventual retreat director at the Holy Cross Retreat Center...

  • Young People Embrace Stewardship of Creation and Service to Others

    Young People Embrace Stewardship of Creation and Service to Others

    Monday, 26 September 2016 14:07
  • Cooking and Serving Soup Can Be a Spiritual Experience

    Cooking and Serving Soup Can Be a Spiritual Experience

    Tuesday, 27 September 2016 15:23
  • Franciscan Reflects on What Joining a Religious Order Means

    Franciscan Reflects on What Joining a Religious Order Means

    Wednesday, 28 September 2016 16:47
  • Franciscans in Rome Honor the Life and Work of Friar Donald Kos on His 80th Birthday

    Franciscans in Rome Honor the Life and Work of Friar Donald Kos on His 80th Birthday

    Thursday, 29 September 2016 14:56
  • New Mexico Retreat Will Introduce Retreatants to the Life of Francis of Assisi

    New Mexico Retreat Will Introduce Retreatants to the Life of Francis of Assisi

    Friday, 30 September 2016 14:50

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Peace and all Good from the Franciscan brotherhood! 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. Our Order is spread throughout the world, and includes about 4500 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars. Our Franciscan brotherhood includes four provinces in North America, and a jurisdiction in the UK and Ireland. We wear a black or gray habit with a simple three-knotted cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience. The Spiritual Center of the Order is in Assisi, Italy, where our Friars care for the Basilica of St. Francis, which includes his tomb. In addition, the Conventuals are the Vatican confessors at St. Peter's Basilica. In Christ's name, we continue the ministry of healing so fundamental to the understanding of Saint Francis. 

A VIDEO SPECIAL: BISHOP NICHOLAS ANTHONY DIMARZIO OF BROOKLYN ORDAINS FRIAR NICK SPANO TO THE TRANSITIONAL DIACONATE

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