University of Dallas Students Explore Religious Vocations

University of Dallas Students Explore Religious Vocations

   The vocation office for the Franciscan Conventual Our Lady of Consolation Province...

Pilgrimage Will Help Young People Reflect on The Meaning of God’s Mercy

Pilgrimage Will Help Young People Reflect on The Meaning of God’s Mercy

  Friar Tom Czeck is the Franciscan Conventual pastor of Our Lady of Grace Parish in...

San Antonio's Posada Guadalupe is Taking Part in the Big Give

San Antonio's Posada Guadalupe is Taking Part in the Big Give

On May 3, 2016, San Antonio, Texas will hold its third annual Big Give S.A. This...

The Franciscans in Milwaukee Have Been Inspiring a Family to Greater Faith for Three Generations

The Franciscans in Milwaukee Have Been Inspiring a Family to Greater Faith for Three Generations

  Franciscan Friars Conventual form an integral part of the communities they call home....

Across the United States, More Than 30 Men are in Franciscan Formation

Across the United States, More Than 30 Men are in Franciscan Formation

Brian is from Cuero, Texas; Giles comes from Mundelein, Illinois; while Joseph hails from...

  • University of Dallas Students Explore Religious Vocations

    University of Dallas Students Explore Religious Vocations

    Thursday, 21 April 2016 15:06
  • Pilgrimage Will Help Young People Reflect on The Meaning of God’s Mercy

    Pilgrimage Will Help Young People Reflect on The Meaning of God’s Mercy

    Friday, 22 April 2016 14:44
  • San Antonio's Posada Guadalupe is Taking Part in the Big Give

    San Antonio's Posada Guadalupe is Taking Part in the Big Give

    Monday, 25 April 2016 18:20
  • The Franciscans in Milwaukee Have Been Inspiring a Family to Greater Faith for Three Generations

    The Franciscans in Milwaukee Have Been Inspiring a Family to Greater Faith for Three Generations

    Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:00
  • Across the United States, More Than 30 Men are in Franciscan Formation

    Across the United States, More Than 30 Men are in Franciscan Formation

    Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:24

Welcome

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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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