Secular Franciscans

DO YOU WANT TO:

DEVELOP A DEEPER FAITH LIFE?
BE A PERSON OF PEACE?
MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE?
MEET IN COMMUNITY WITH YOUR BROTHERS & SISTERS?
CARE FOR OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT?

FRANCISCAN VALUES

  • Revere the unique dignity of each person
  • Encourage a trustful, prayerful community of learners
  • Serve one another in society and the Church
  • Foster peace and justice
  • Respect creation

OUR FRANCISCAN HISTORY

Saint Francis of Assisi, the saint known and loved the world over, was born in Assisi, Italy in the year 1181, the son of a wealthy cloth merchant. He died there in 1226, after a life in Christ that earned him the title “Poverello” – little poor man.


As a youth, Francis “discovered” Jesus when he was a young knight, injured in battle and imprisoned for a year in Perugia, a neighbouring town. He found him in the gospel, the leper, the poor and the suffering. Francis made up his mind to identify himself with his crucified Lord. Saint Francis attained this ideal by making the Gospel the standard of his life. He lived “From Gospel to life and life to Gospel.”


Others wanted to live as Francis lived. They were men and women, single and married, young and old. These followers became the Franciscan Family we know today as Friars, Brothers, Sisters, Secular Franciscans and
Franciscan Youth.

Why is St. Francis known the world over?

FRANCIS LOVED HIS CRUCIFIED LORD
FRANCIS MADE THE GOSPEL THE STANDARD OF HIS LIFE
FRANCIS WAS A MAN OF PRAYER
FRANCIS CARED FOR THE POOR, THE SICK, THE LEPER
FRANCIS WAS A MAN OF PEACE
FRANCIS LIVED IN COMMUNITY
FRANCIS LOVED ALL GOD’S CREATURES
FRANCIS LIVED IN HARMONY WITH NATURE

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