On Franciscan Values

Franciscan Values
This article, developed by Fr. Tom Nairn, OFM, Minister Provincial of the Sacred Heart and Senior Director of Ethics, Catholic Health Association, highlights eight values of Franciscan culture. These values are used by the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) to guide their actions and decision making. These values are also reflected in many of our ministries, can you think of some examples?

On Franciscan Spirituality

10 Attributes of a Franciscan Ministry
The Franciscan Renewal Center in Arizona created this lovely booklet highlighting the link between specific Franciscan attributes, bible passages, and their work. It is both an inspirational and practical way of viewing ministry. Click here to view the booklet.

Fr Murray Bodo explains the St Francis’ famous Canticle of the Creatures

Friar Friday Reflections from US

From the Commission on the Franciscan Intellectual Tradition (CFIT)

Don’t let the name scare you off! CFIT was “established in 2001 by the English-Speaking Conference of the Order of Friars Minor (OFM) to promote a contemporary retrieval of the distinctive theological and spiritual vision that animates the Franciscan movement.”
As Franciscans, we believe that we have an alternative, positive and transforming worldview. It is a worldview many are attracted to and want to know more about. That is where CFIT comes in. Enjoy these articles on what Franciscan Spirituality looks like in our contemporary world.

Insights for a Value Centered Life

The Sprituality of St. Francis of Assisi

Being Hopeful

A Franciscan View of Creation

The One Thing Necessary

On Justice and Peace

Franciscans for Justice

We seek to animate justice, peace and care for creation in ourselves, the Church and in the broader society. In the Franciscan tradition, animation is a form of leadership that stresses the power of good example and encouragement. This approach respects and supports others who share our values in living out their calling. We seek not to prescribe what others should do, but to understand and strengthen in every human life prayer, lifestyle, service, preaching and advocacy which for some are the concrete expressions of the love of God.

Franciscans for Justice is a joint project of the O.F.M. Franciscan Friars of the St. Barbara Province and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Province. Franciscan Friars are a Roman Catholic religious community called and committed to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the prophetic spirit of St. Francis of Assisi. We work with others to promote justice, peace and care for creation, in our times.
To learn more,

The Shifting Meaning of Morality in the Younger Generation

How Do Franciscans Think About Justice?

How Do Franciscans Think About Immigration?

The Jerusalem Statement
The International Council for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation of the Order met in Jerusalem, from June 3 to 9, 2019. Its members evaluated the past three years’ work and mapped out the path for the general direction of our JPIC promotion effort for the next triennium.


Pope Francis and the Environment

Franciscan Action Network (FAN)

Inspired by the Gospel of Jesus, and the example of Saints Francis and Clare, the Franciscan Action Network (FAN) is a collective Franciscan voice seeking to transform United States public policy related to peace making, care for creation, poverty, and human rights.

What We Can Do About Raids and the Humanitarian Crisis at the Border

Franciscan Spirituality

How to Help Victims of Human Trafficking