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    El Paso Chaplain and Students Take Part in the Campus Ministry Leadership Institute

    Thursday, 23 June 2016 18:02
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    Polish Franciscan is Headed for Rockford, Illinois to Provide Pastoral Care to a Local Parish

    Monday, 27 June 2016 16:18
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    Sharing the Beauty of Franciscan Life with Other People

    Tuesday, 28 June 2016 14:14
  • Castro Valley Parish is Preparing for the Arrival of a Refugee Family It is Sponsoring

    Castro Valley Parish is Preparing for the Arrival of a Refugee Family It is Sponsoring

    Wednesday, 29 June 2016 16:40
  • Friar Michael Zielke Reminds All of Us that God Calls Us to Holiness

    Friar Michael Zielke Reminds All of Us that God Calls Us to Holiness

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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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