Dear Friends,

May the Lord give you peace.   This is a little extract from an article written by Anslem Prior OFM taken from Inter Minores, the newsletter of the OFM Province, Our Lady Queen of Peace in Southern Africa:francis3thumb

Francis never intended to “found an Order”.   As he says in his Testament:  “The Lord gave me brothers.”   They felt called to live a life of penance and to preach the gospel to all who would listen.   John Perugia tells us that from the beginning Francis instructed his brothers:

God in his mercy has called us not for our own good alone but for the good of many others and even for their salvation.   Let us, therefore, go through the world exhorting and teaching them by word and example to do penance for their sins and to keep before their eyes the commandments of the Lord (LP 4: 18a)

Would you like to join the Franciscan Order for the good of many others?   If so you can contact me for information at: