Jacob Minjarez and Jaime Zaragoza Profess Their First Vows in Arroyo Grande, California

Jacob Minjarez and Jaime Zaragoza Profess Their First Vows in Arroyo Grande, California

  This summer Friars John Bamman and Andy Martinez sat down with Friars Jacob Minjarez...

Bay Area Parish Welcomes Refugee Family to Its New Life in the USA

Bay Area Parish Welcomes Refugee Family to Its New Life in the USA

After months of preparations that included a lot of legal work as well as practical matters...

Arriving at Your Vocation Can Be a Journey of Many Twists and Turns

Arriving at Your Vocation Can Be a Journey of Many Twists and Turns

Realizing one’s vocation from God is not always a short and straightforward journey. In our...

Understanding The Intercession of the Saints

Understanding The Intercession of the Saints

The most recent Companions of St. Anthony newsletter is available on the Companions of St....

Profession of Solemn Vows in San Antonio is a Joyous Celebration

Profession of Solemn Vows in San Antonio is a Joyous Celebration

Franciscan Friar Conventual Don Bassana professed his Solemn Vows into the hands of Friar Jim...

  • Jacob Minjarez and Jaime Zaragoza Profess Their First Vows in Arroyo Grande, California

    Jacob Minjarez and Jaime Zaragoza Profess Their First Vows in Arroyo Grande, California

    Monday, 19 September 2016 11:34
  • Bay Area Parish Welcomes Refugee Family to Its New Life in the USA

    Bay Area Parish Welcomes Refugee Family to Its New Life in the USA

    Tuesday, 20 September 2016 15:02
  • Arriving at Your Vocation Can Be a Journey of Many Twists and Turns

    Arriving at Your Vocation Can Be a Journey of Many Twists and Turns

    Wednesday, 21 September 2016 17:18
  • Understanding The Intercession of the Saints

    Understanding The Intercession of the Saints

    Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:59
  • Profession of Solemn Vows in San Antonio is a Joyous Celebration

    Profession of Solemn Vows in San Antonio is a Joyous Celebration

    Friday, 23 September 2016 16:54

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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. 

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