About The Franciscan Friars

St. Francis of Assisi used this greeting when he met a stranger on the road or wrote to his brother friars. In the same spirit, we welcome you to our website. 

We are the Franciscan Friars, a branch of the worldwide Roman Catholic fraternity of the Order of Friars Minor that was founded by St. Francis of Assisi in 1223. As friars, we live in the communities to which we minister so that we may better serve our sisters and brothers by experiencing life alongside them.