Franciscan Tradition and Resources

Stigmata of St. Francis

The Stigmata of St. Francis

This friar reflects on a singular moment in the life of St. Francis of Assisi.
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Tau cross

The Heritage of the Franciscan Family

Contemplation, conversion, minority, and poverty are essential Franciscan values.
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Saint Francis is helped by an angel

The Brief Life of St. Francis

The man who longed to be a knight, a man of war, dies a man of peace, at peace with God, with himself, and with all of creation. God had changed his heart, and his changed heart changes the world.
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St. Francis of Assisi - the patron saint of animals. The elements are a separate grouping from the background, so easily used elsewhere.

The Way of St. Francis

It was in the spring of 1224 that Francis composed the final poem of his life, The Canticle of Brother Sun. This is a spontaneous outpouring of love and praise that reveals ingenuously the pro­found unconscious integration that the love ...
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Statue of St. Francis and St. Anthony

Loving Brothers, Beloved Saints: Francis and Anthony

The Franciscans now had Francis and Anthony who symbolized two strains that would exist, sometimes in tension, among them from that time forward.
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7 Key Moments in the Life of St. Francis

These events in St. Francis’ life brought him closer to Christ.
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