Conventual Franciscan Vocation Directors Meet in Maryland

Conventual Franciscan Vocation Directors Meet in Maryland

  Conventual Franciscan vocation directors from across the United States gathered last...

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Rockford Parish Reaches Out to The Faithful Through Facebook

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Franciscans Gather in Washington, D.C. for Prayer and Conversation

Franciscans Gather in Washington, D.C. for Prayer and Conversation

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Conventual Franciscan Friar is an Invited Speaker at the Annual Catholic Charismatic Convention

Conventual Franciscan Friar is an Invited Speaker at the Annual Catholic Charismatic Convention

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    Conventual Franciscan Vocation Directors Meet in Maryland

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:24
  • In Reno, Nevada, Spanish Speakers Can Walk Through the Stations of the Cross in Spanish This Good Friday

    In Reno, Nevada, Spanish Speakers Can Walk Through the Stations of the Cross in Spanish This Good...

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:55
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    Rockford Parish Reaches Out to The Faithful Through Facebook

    Thursday, 26 March 2015 18:21
  • Franciscans Gather in Washington, D.C. for Prayer and Conversation

    Franciscans Gather in Washington, D.C. for Prayer and Conversation

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  • Conventual Franciscan Friar is an Invited Speaker at the Annual Catholic Charismatic Convention

    Conventual Franciscan Friar is an Invited Speaker at the Annual Catholic Charismatic Convention

    Tuesday, 31 March 2015 17:09

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Peace and all Good! 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. There are five 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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