Franciscans from across the United States Celebrate Investitures into the Habit and Professions of First Vows

Franciscans from across the United States Celebrate Investitures into the Habit and Professions of First Vows

  On July 23 and 24, 2015, Conventual Franciscan Friars from across the United States...

The Franciscan Hospitality House in La Crosse, Wisconsin is a Community Effort

The Franciscan Hospitality House in La Crosse, Wisconsin is a Community Effort

  The Franciscan Hospitality House in La Crosse, Wisconsin offers homeless men, women and...

A Parish in Nevada Spreads Awareness About Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke During The State’s Hot Summer Months

A Parish in Nevada Spreads Awareness About Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke During The State’s Hot Summer Months

      Summers in Nevada can be very hot. In Reno, temperatures can easily rise...

Feed My Starving Children Receives the 2015 Franciscan International Award

Feed My Starving Children Receives the 2015 Franciscan International Award

The Conventual Franciscan Friars founded the Franciscan International Award in 1959 to commend...

Franciscans Travel to Italy to Prepare for their Professions of Solemn Vows

Franciscans Travel to Italy to Prepare for their Professions of Solemn Vows

  Friar Brad Milunski is the vicar provincial for the Conventual Franciscan Friars’ Our...

  • Franciscans from across the United States Celebrate Investitures into the Habit and Professions of First Vows

    Franciscans from across the United States Celebrate Investitures into the Habit and Professions...

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015 01:11
  • The Franciscan Hospitality House in La Crosse, Wisconsin is a Community Effort

    The Franciscan Hospitality House in La Crosse, Wisconsin is a Community Effort

    Tuesday, 28 July 2015 14:18
  • A Parish in Nevada Spreads Awareness About Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke During The State’s Hot Summer Months

    A Parish in Nevada Spreads Awareness About Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke During The State’s Hot...

    Wednesday, 29 July 2015 14:22
  • Feed My Starving Children Receives the 2015 Franciscan International Award

    Feed My Starving Children Receives the 2015 Franciscan International Award

    Thursday, 30 July 2015 14:28
  • Franciscans Travel to Italy to Prepare for their Professions of Solemn Vows

    Franciscans Travel to Italy to Prepare for their Professions of Solemn Vows

    Friday, 31 July 2015 16:15

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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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