May the Lord give you peace! St. Francis did not set out to found an Order/Brotherhood/Fraternity. He simply wanted to follow the Gospel literally. As a result men and women were inspired by his lifestyle and within a short time, approximately twenty years after he set out to live this radical Gospel lifestyle, and before he died at approximately forty four years of age, thousands of men and women were following in his footsteps.
Men and women continue to be inspired by this little poor man of Assisi. Pope Francis event took his name!! Here in Ireland we are blessed to have young men wanting to live the Gospel – ‘THE FRANCISCAN WAY’. Three Irish men were received into our novitiate programme in Killarney on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary. If you are interested in finding out more about our way of life. All my contact details are on the Vocations section of this website.