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Friar Gabriel Scasino is the new chaplain at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayettevi...

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Conventual Franciscans from the English-speaking World Gather in California

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Friar Giles Gilbert – a Conventual Franciscan from St. Bonaventure Province – professed his Sole...

Friar Basil Heiser – A Great Franciscan

  Friar John Bamman – a vocation director for the Conventual Franciscans – begins our new ...

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    Tuesday, 07 October 2014 01:51
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    Thursday, 16 October 2014 16:42
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    Monday, 20 October 2014 16:23
  • Friar Basil Heiser – A Great Franciscan

    Monday, 27 October 2014 14:10

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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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