Franciscans at St. Paul Parish in San Pablo, California Work Hard to Best Serve Their Parishioners

Franciscans at St. Paul Parish in San Pablo, California Work Hard to Best Serve Their Parishioners

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Franciscan Reflects on the Gift of His Religious Vocation

Franciscan Reflects on the Gift of His Religious Vocation

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Minister Provincial Delivers Franciscan Themed Lectures at Novitiate in Mishawaka, Indiana

Minister Provincial Delivers Franciscan Themed Lectures at Novitiate in Mishawaka, Indiana

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Conventual Franciscan Vocation Director Tells His Vocation Story

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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 Religious Priesthood 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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