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?
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If you think you might be interested in getting to know The Franciscans please see the contact details below.
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Fraternity of the Ordo Franciscanus Saecularis (the Secular Franciscan Order)
The Order of Friars Minor (OFM) in Great Britain.
The Capuchin Franciscans (OFM Cap) of Great Britain
The Order of Friars Minor Conventual (OFM Conv) of Great Britain & Ireland (The Greyfriars).
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.
And this is the website of the Poor Clares at Arundel.
The Vatican (The Holy See)
The Catholic Church in England and Wales
The Catholic Church in Scotland
Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham University