Website On Religion - Topic: Francis, of Assisi, St., 1181-1226 - 10 results

"The Society of St. Francis is a world-wide Franciscan community within the Anglican Communion. The Province of the Americas is part of the Episcopal Church. It is a society of men who live under vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. In addition to the work of prayer, most of the Brothers are engaged in work outside the friary."
"Our Order is spread throughout the world, structured into various Provinces (geographical regions), and includes about 5000 priests and brothers who are all commonly called Friars. There are five provinces in North America, and a jurisdiction in the UK and Ireland. Depending on climate and jurisdiction, we wear a black or gray habit with a simple three-knotted cord representing our Vows of Poverty, Chastity and Obedience. This is different from the brown garment typically worn by other Franciscan communities."
This site offers information on one of the main Franciscan orders within the Catholic Church.
"Franciscans International is a non-governmental organisation with General Consultative status at the UN, uniting the voices of Franciscan brothers and sisters from around the world. We operate under the sponsorship of the Conference of the Franciscan Family and serve all Franciscans and the global community by bringing spiritual, ethical, and Franciscan values to the United Nations and international organisations."
This site offers information on one of the main Franciscan orders within the Catholic Church.