The Irish Franciscans wish you joy unbounded

in the love of Christ

as we celebrate the feast of St Francis.


Pope Francis is showing the whole world

the beauty of the Franciscan message:

that the heart that is turned towards the Lord

in humble, child-like trust

and is open to our brothers and sisters

in gentle compassion

knows true and lasting joy.


“If we act like children of God,

knowing that He loves us,

our lives will be made new,

filled with serenity and joy.”

(Pope Francis)