St. Francis of Assisi


Butler’s Lives of the Saints  St. Francis of Assisi

Catholic Online St Francis of Assisi

Works by or about Francis of Assisi at Internet Archive


Prayers of St. Francis of Assisi

Franciscan Praying

Prayer of St. Francis

St. Francis in Art


Wikimedia images

St. Francis of Assisi on Pinterest

Francisco de Zurbaràn‘s portrait of St. Francis of Assisi

Sections of the Franciscan Archives:

St. Francis: Ecology and Pope Francis

US Catholic: St Francis patron saint of Ecology

“You Love All That Exists… All Things Are Yours, God, Lover of Life…” Canadian Bishops Pastoral Letter on Ecology published on the Feast of St. Francis in 2003.

Laudato Si’ Pope Francis weaves his encyclical around St. Francis. CARFLEO posts on Laudato Si’

Fratelli Tutti  “1. “FRATELLI TUTTI”.[1] With these words, Saint Francis of Assisi addressed his brothers and sisters and proposed to them a way of life marked by the flavour of the Gospel. Of the counsels Francis offered, I would like to select the one in which he calls for a love that transcends the barriers of geography and distance, and declares blessed all those who love their brother “as much when he is far away from him as when he is with him”.[2] In his simple and direct way, Saint Francis expressed the essence of a fraternal openness that allows us to acknowledge, appreciate and love each person, regardless of physical proximity, regardless of where he or she was born or lives.”



Order of Friars Minor

Our entire fraternity is missionary and shares in the mission of the Church, following the example of St. Francis and the desire he expressed in the Rule. Each friar, therefore, conscious of his own responsibility, is to play his part in missionary work. About Us

National Fraternity of Secular Franciscans of Canada

Secular Franciscans strive to live their lives according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ as St. Francis of Assisi did in the early 12th century, in simplicity, fraternal love and repentance, with a particular focus on the poor of the world. The National Fraternity boundaries comprise the boundaries of our great country, Canada, with Regional Fraternities in the West, Central Ontario, Québec and the Eastern Provinces. The local fraternities which make up the Regional Fraternities include brothers and sisters from many walks of life, cultures and language groups. Becoming a Secular Franciscan requires about two years of formation and a permanent commitment to fraternal life. –website

Felician Sisters

Vision Statement:

Turn to the Lord your God
            Accept his unconditional love
Be Eucharist
            Centered in Jesus
            Gift received, Gift given
Be Sister
            Live the Paschal Mystery
            Nurture, encourage, and celebrate
Be Servant
            Faithful daughter of Mary
            And Mother Mary Angela
            Embrace all in Franciscan joy
            Be compassionate and merciful
            Be a prophetic witness to a world in need of healing
            Proclaim the saving presence of God
To All.

Custodia Terrae Sanctae

We are a group of Christian men who have been called by God from every corner of the world for a special mission: to watch over His house! We belong to a religious Order in the Catholic Church, the Order of Friars Minor, the Franciscans.  Drawn by love of the poor and crucified Christ, our founder, Saint Francis of Assisi, went to the Middle East at the beginning of the 13th century, in order to “touch” the places which, up to our day, offer an irreplaceable testimony to God’s revelation and to God’s love for the human person.  During his pilgrimage, and despite the Crusades, Saint Francis encountered and dialogued with the sultan Melek al-Kamel, who was governing the Holy Land at the time.
It was a peaceful encounter, which marked the beginning of the Franciscans’ presence in the Holy Land and also influenced the way in which we have been present in the course of the centuries until today. – About Us


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