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WELCOME to the website of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order in Great Britain! (OFSGB).

The Franciscan Third Order Secular are ordinary people, both men and women, who live in the world, work for a living, but follow the Franciscan spirit without taking vows. You won’t see them wearing habits like monks & nuns, they wear ordinary clothes. They usually take on some voluntary charity work or parish work in their spare time and their motto is ‘Gospel to life & life to Gospel. St Francis once said ‘preach the gospel but with as few words as possible!’

 

 

The fraternity comprises of ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, WALES and GIBRALTAR, divided into nine regional fraternities.  As the Order has members in countries in all continents throughout the world it uses the acronym OFS, from the full international title – Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis.

 

WHO IS ST FRANCIS?

 

WHO ARE THE SECULAR FRANCISCANS?

Click on the link below to find out more
https://ofsgb.org/home/5876-2/

 

If you think you might be interested in getting to The Franciscans please see the contact details below.

Contact us at: info@ofsgb.org or at facebook or twitter. Our OFSGB National Office is at: Poor Clare Monastery, 102 Galley Lane, Arkley, Barnet, Herts EN5 4AN. The National Minister may be contacted at natmin@ofsgb.org.

Contact

For more information please contact info@ofsgb.org

 

Useful Links

The International Fraternity of the Ordo  Franciscanus Saecularis (the Secular Franciscan Order)

ciofs.info/

The Order of Friars Minor (OFM) in Great Britain.

friar.org/

The Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap) of Great Britain

capgb.org/

The Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv) of Great Britain & Ireland (The Greyfriars).

thegreyfriars.org/

The Poor Clares do not have a website that includes all their convents in the UK. This is the website of the Poor Clares at Arkley, Barnet, in North London.

The Poor Clares at Arkley

And this is the website of the Poor Clares at Arundel.

poorclaresarundel.org/us

The Vatican (The Holy See)

w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html

The Catholic Church in England and Wales

catholicchurchofenglandandwales.com/

The Catholic Church in Scotland

bcos.org.uk

Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University
https://www.dur.ac.uk/theology.religion/ccs/resources/